Redmond, Oregon: Petersen Rock Garden (Closed) Team Field Report

Midway between Bend and Redmond. From US 97 turn north on SW 61st St., then left on Young Ave. Cross Canal Blvd and then quickly turn right on SW 77th St. The Garden is less than a mile on the right.
Sept. 2016: Reported closed. (Call to verify)

Petersen Rock Garden.

Petersen Rock Garden
The late Mr. Petersen paid homage to his new adopted country (America) with feverish folk constructions of stone and glass. Sept. 2016: Property is closed. May be repaired and reopened in the future. Report... [12/09/2009]

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Petersen Rock Garden.

Petersen Rock Garden

Petersen Rock Garden and Museum is closing for repairs. After having been open for over 70 years, the attraction is taking a needed break in order to evaluate and identify critical areas for preservation, restoration, repair, and improvements. This closure will last from 1 February until 24 May 2013, the start of Memorial Day Weekend. We want to thank the kind local, national, and international visitors who have supported us over these 70 years. Thank you for your help, and check our progress on Facebook and our soon-to-be-released website. [Petersen Rock Garden, 02/02/2013]

Petersen Rock Garden.

Petersen Rock Garden

Midway between Bend and Redmond, the Petersen Rock Garden is such a fun roadside attraction. I'm pretty sure it hasn't changed since the 1950s, which is a great thing! Petersen built little landscapes, buildings and even bridges out of rocks that he and lots of other rock hounds found within 80 miles of the Garden.

I love the little room inside the museum that has the black light fluorescent rocks. You can also buy a rock from the garden, which is a great souvenir. The peacocks added a special something too.

[Jody Day, 06/03/2011]

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