Redmond, Oregon: Petersen Rock Garden

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Address:
7930 SW 77th St., Redmond, OR
Directions:
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.
Hours:
M-Sa 9-4, Su 9-dusk (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
541-300-5699
RA Rates:
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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.

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Petersen Rock Garden

As of June 2021: Yes, it's a little run down, but don't let that put you off. This is still an amazing illustration of one man's vision. The property is family-owned. Petersen's granddaughter lives on site and runs the museum.

Donation of $6 for adult entrance. Bring a picnic lunch and make an afternoon of it. Cats and peacocks wander amongst the rock formations.

[Mary, 06/10/2021]
Petersen Rock Garden

I visited it recently and the place is really run down. Many of the creations are in disrepair, and walkways are blocked. When I first pulled into the parking lot, I thought that the attraction had been abandoned!

[James Quattlebaum, 02/02/2018]
Petersen Rock Garden

This place is funded by donations and is currently run down. I lived in the area when I took a trip to the Rock Garden and found it to be one of the most peaceful places around. Worth the visit if you're driving through. It's about 20 minutes off the main highway.

[Gloria, 07/29/2017]

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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