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Our friends were giving us a tour of the Temple area and narrating the area, some of it's history and said "Hey, you have to check this place out!". Gilgal Gardens is an... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 November 2016
Shelah F
Bellevue, Washington
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like art. I like sculpture. I even like many avant-garde art exhibitions. But Gilgal Gardens just doesn't pack enough in with enough explanation to make it worth the trip to me. If you're curious enough, ten minutes should be enough to see everything there.

Thank FoggyShore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Built by a masonry contractor, the statuary are symbolic of Mormon beliefs. Carved into the pathways and rocks and many of the hymns of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. One of the largest sculptures is the head of Joseph Smith carved into the Sphinx. Relax and walk through this garden created from the heart of someone... More 

Thank Walter S
Bellevue, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Our friends were giving us a tour of the Temple area and narrating the area, some of it's history and said "Hey, you have to check this place out!". Gilgal Gardens is an interesting place and has colorful stories about it's origins. We were amazed by the statues, scriptures and rock that was used, including Rose Quartz.

Thank Shelah F
Lawrence, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We visited this unusual pocket park which includes a number of folk art pieces relating to Mormonism. Since I am not LDS, much of the meaning was lost on me. But, I still very much enjoyed the work of the artist. In many ways, it reminded us of the "Garden of Eden" in Lucas, Ks. An oddity that you will... More 

Thank Bob M
Hernando, Mississippi
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This was definitely a quirky little sculpture garden. The weirdness of it made it cool. The sphinx was the highlight for me, although I also liked the beehive under the weeping willow. Other pieces were a little more of a challenge to understand and some I just did not get at all. The garden is small but peaceful and pleasant.... More 

Thank MeganHernando_MS
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

This tiny park will have you scratching your head as to why Joesph Smith's head is on a sphynx or what some of the sayings carved on the paving stones even mean. It's a unique park that is great if you're in the area and looking for something different. A stack of massive stone books, sure! A guy with brick... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Small sculpture garden...weird but we'll worth a visit. The gardens are beautiful. The entrance way is a gray fence, which you can easily miss. It looks like a pocket Park from the entrance. I believe the building to the right is a day care center.

Thank msSbellamac
Magna, Utah, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Even though I have known about Gilgal Gardens for years I never visited it until Labor Day. What an amazing and odd place. Gilgal's creator, Mr. Childs, tried to put his beliefs in an art form and his art is stone and metal. He has carved poetry verses, the words to LDS hymns and scripture into stone. I find this... More 

Thank Jeanine B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

We had heard of this small park but had never been. It was a hot day, but in spite of the 100 degree temp, It was interesting to see he imagination and work of an artist. .

Thank john c
Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

A nice quiet place to take a bag lunch or a great place to take the kids to learn about local artist. I find this place fascinating.

Thank Irhobbitish

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