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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had never been since it became a city park. Winter isn't the best time to see it, but we had an out-of-town visitor. It helps to go to the web site first to learn the iconography. There's not a ton of explanation at the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Wesley S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is tucked away in an area that appears something like you shouldn't be going back there. I was warned this ahead of time, but still very hesitant to enter what felt like breaking into somebody's back yard! But after you step through the gate,...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank atravelingvegan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a quick visit to get into the mind of one unique and committed sculptor. Most photographed is the fun irreverent Sphinx with the head of Joseph Smith, the founder of the Church of Jesus’s Christ of Latter-Day Saints. My favorite was the (not particularly...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank shelleylyn1212
Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

It is a sculpture park but very small and only a few sculptures. Feels like you are in someone’s back yard. Parking is free. Save your time.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank createandcapturelife
Reviewed September 18, 2018

Our sat nav took us to the address. Couldnt see anything. Went up the street and turned around. Still couldnt see anything. Maybe some signs would help

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank confusedAussie
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

Boring, small, and unusual. Not for my taste. Don’t waste your time. Just check out the pictures instead.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018

This is a very unusual place. We came to see the Joseph Smith Sphinx we had heard rumors about. It is indeed real and it is here. This is a free small outdoor park/gardens. It is easy to miss from the street as it is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank MickeysBestPal
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Utah can be weird to some ... so why not visit Gilgal Garden's to see a little more weirdness. If you have any interesting in art or flora ... this is the place ;-) You would think this expression of art was created by an...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Elaine K
Reviewed August 22, 2018

Yesterday my 84 year old Dad and my Stepmom were attacked and robbed by a transient man while there taking pictures. He ran up behind them and hit my dad with a board in the head, knocked them both down and punched her in the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank lucky11lucy
Reviewed August 12, 2018

This is such an interesting little park. Doesn't take long to see everything but is well worth the time.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Dave T
October 7, 2017|
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Response from SueCopinga | Reviewed this property |
It has been our experience that the Garden's have hours but they are not very strict about them. Sometimes there is someone there to greet you and at other times there is not. However, the gate is almost always open and you... More
Dave T
October 7, 2017|
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Response from HoleySneakers | Reviewed this property |
This is from the website: The public is invited to visit the garden seven days a week. There is no admission charge. Walking tour brochures are available at the garden. Visiting hours: April/September – 8 am to 8 pm... More