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Petersen Rock Garden and Museum

7930 SW 77th St, Redmond, OR 97756-9073
+1 541-382-5574
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Sadly mismanaged and decrepit

Sad to see one man's artistic creation in such very bad condition. The grounds and buildings are... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
PV1943
,
Redmond, Oregon
disappointing.

Expected a nice place. While there were interesting rocks and minerals, most of the area is... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2018
sgstrauss1
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Dallas, Oregon
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7930 SW 77th St, Redmond, OR 97756-9073
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+1 541-382-5574
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sad to see one man's artistic creation in such very bad condition. The grounds and buildings are surrounded with trash, disabled vehicles and a decrepit trailer. What is even more sad is that with very little effort (get out there with a trash bag and...More

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

Expected a nice place. While there were interesting rocks and minerals, most of the area is run-down and in need of repair.

Thank sgstrauss1
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

I drive by signs for Petersen Rock Garden daily and after 7 years I finally stopped. A tremendous amount of time and creativity went into creating the pieces at Peterson Rock Garden. Mr. Petersen was extremely talented and constructed very detailed displays. In it's prime,...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We stopped here just to kill a little time before checking in to our room in Redmond. It was great! The things this gentleman created with rocks is amazing. When you stop to look at the actual rocks themselves, the variety is equally surprising. This...More

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Reviewed 3 September 2017

This would have been great to see after it had been restored, but unfortunately, it has once again been run down. If you have a good imagination, you can visualize what it might have looked like when it's creator created it. He would be devastated...More

Thank Andrea T
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

They have a building where you can buy various rocks. The wandering Peacocks are an added bonus to enjoying the various structures built with local rocks.

Thank Rick L
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Reviewed 6 July 2017

I had always wondered about this place and it looked quite interesting. We did not have time to get out and really check out the rock creations but they look very interestin.

Thank twobuttes
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Reviewed 4 July 2017

Rundown, weedy, falling apart but you can still tell that it is a wonderous creation. Apparently its run by the grandchildren but it appears that they have never actually learned to weed. They seemed to just hang around the house and stare. But its a...More

1  Thank CSSnowshoer
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Reviewed 4 July 2017

I have driven by the Peterson Rock Garden for years without giving it much of a second glance. I took 4 kiddos under 6 there for the first time today and had a wonderful morning! We were greeted by peacocks and multiple varieties of chickens,...More

Thank Sarah R
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Reviewed 30 June 2017

family operated, peacocks walk around. a wacky man created this garden of rocks, great buys in the museum- we got a meterorite, a thunder egg, and some crystals for dirt cheap. ode to the eccentric

Thank rosar779
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Dinobo
14 September 2015|
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Response from Debi D | Reviewed this property |
Hello there, your question does not seam to go with my remark that I put on Trip Advisor about Peterson Rock Garden. I do know that there is a donation box on site but I did not mention that in my comment.
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