Mc Arthur, Ohio: God's GardenBefore most of it rotted away, God's Garden pathways were lined with religious statues, rusting farm equipment, and old lawn mowers.
- 58522 US Hwy. 50, Mc Arthur, OH
- Next to the Cross Creek Mart. On US 50 around eight miles west of Mc Arthur. Just across the road from the Double D Ranch.
Visitor Tips and News About God's Garden
So sad to report that God's Garden is no more. We spoke to some construction workers near the site, who remembered the attraction and told us that after several years of exposure to the elements and no maintenance, everything just kind of rotted away.
The quaint little rest stop is still in operation, and "Ma-Paw's Hotel" still stands.[Gloria Z, 05/23/2014]
The Cross Creek Mart General Store features "Gods Garden." The free garden tour begins across a small covered bridge leading to large pathways field with mixtures of religious statues, rusting farm equipment and old lawn mowers. There is also a miniature church and a small shack called "Ma Paw Hotel" with a dressed-up mannequin sitting in front.[Barry Sullivan, 10/30/2005]
I'm not sure if I have the right town here. The sign claimed this was the smallest town (or village) in Ohio with a population of 14, or some other ridiculous low number. Next to the the gas station/general store, there was a garden with Jesus statues. Someone in Southern Ohio should check out this place and get a picture.[Stephen Kokoska, 08/14/2004]