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Arlee, Montana: Garden of One Thousand Buddhas

One thousand Buddhas fill a large, eight-spoked garden in rural Montana. Leave your dog in the car.

34756 White Coyote Rd, Arlee, MT
From downtown Arlee, drive north on US Hwy 93 for two miles. Turn right onto White Coyote Rd and drive a half-mile. The entrance to the Garden will be on the left. No dogs allowed on the grounds.
Summer 8-8, off-season 9-dusk. Guided tours May-Oct. Sa at 1 pm. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Garden of One Thousand Buddhas

Very cool place to visit. The lady at the gift shop taught us how to play the singing bowls.

[Joshua, 10/03/2023]

1,000 buddhas.

Garden of One Thousand Buddhas

Buddhas fill a large, eight-spoked garden in rural Montana. Boring for most kids, but my spouse and I got more enjoyment than we expected. We walked for 90 minutes. Besides the thousand-ish concrete Buddhas, there are a variety of other Buddha images and statues. During our summer visit the grounds were well-manicured, with meditation areas and flowers. The only place where I've seen larger and more expensive displays of Buddhas was in Thailand.

[Jon Morgan, 06/29/2018]

So far none of our tipsters has reported actually counting all of the figures, but there seem to be quite a lot of them. Don't even get us started on the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas.

Rumi sez...

Garden of One Thousand Buddhas

A little hard to find, but worth looking for.

[S. Fox, 07/16/2014]

Only through bewilderment can one grow.

1,000 Buddhas.

The Garden of One Thousand Buddhas

A large garden, set in the mountains, contains a large number of Buddhist statues. There is also a gift shop.

[Noelle, 03/09/2013]

The Garden is designed like an eight-spoked Dharma wheel. Tipster Noelle wrote on her blog that she had hoped to count all the Buddhas, but it was too cold.

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