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Phoenix, Arizona: Louis Lee's Rock Garden (Closed) Team Field Report

Northwest of Scottsdale in Phoenix suburb of Paradise Valley. I-17 exit 205 onto eastbound W. Glendale Ave. In about 3 miles Glendale turns into Lincoln Drive. Continue for 3 miles. Turn south onto Tatum Blvd for 1/2 mile, then west on McDonald Drive 1 mile. Be careful -- McDonald abruptly turns north into a residential street. House is at the end of McDonald, on south side.
Private property. Currently closed to tours.

Louis Lee's Rock Garden.

Louis Lee's Rock Garden

Amazing Asian-flavored folk art wonderland by Louis Lee, who died in 2006. Report...

Louis Lee's Rock Garden.

Phoenix, Arizona - Folk Art Labyrinth of Louis Lee
Louis Lee's Rock Garden:

In a private folk art garden, we meander through a labyrinth of arches, narrow-walled paths, and sculpted concrete, brick and junk.

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Louis Lee's Rock Garden

In Phoenix for Labor Day weekend 2007, I was so excited to visit the Rock Garden... I called the number listed on to ask if I could visit the property. An elderly woman answered the phone and said, "No." "Oh, well, I'm sorry to bother you - is there a better time to visit?" "No."

If anyone else knows if the Rock Garden is accepting visits from respectful and awestruck tourists, please let us know!

[Paul Sinfield, 09/13/2007]

We'd heard from Louis's son in Spring 2007 he hoped to keep the site open, but the family apparently is not currently allowing the public to tour... We hope the situation changes!

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