Mancelona, Michigan: Robinson Scenic Gardens

Formerly Good Shepherd Scenic Gardens, now a concrete lawn statuary business where figures may appear to be arranged in almost meaningful Biblical, animal or cartoon character scenes.

Robinson Scenic Gardens

7350 US Hwy 131 S. NE, Mancelona, MI
Just southwest of town, on the west side of US Hwy 131/Hwy 66. Location approximate.
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Robinson Scenic Gardens.

Robinson Scenic Gardens

The artwork in the front is pretty normal. I had to look hard to find the strange horse. The biblical section is almost non-existent. The vibe of the property itself is not strange. The strange feeling comes from a different source.

[Suzanne Thompson, 07/02/2019]

Robinson Scenic Gardens.

Robinson Scenic Gardens

My husband and I are no strangers to weird and unusual roadside oddities, however this one kept us in our vehicle due to the odd energy and creepiness this stop eluded. You'll definitely leave this site wondering if there's more happening here than just statues being made!

[Lindsay Ellis, 09/26/2018]
Robinson Scenic Gardens

We came thinking there would be a pathway or structured display, but it's really just a yard with a collection of giant statues and then a bunch of smaller ones for sale. The owners were present and helpful, and busy making new statues. Interesting, but probably not worth structuring a route around.

[vinyldinos, 08/27/2015]

Good Shepherd Scenic Gardens.

Good Shepherd Scenic Gardens

Agree that it's not the biblical scenery stuff mentioned -- that part is overgrown. But weird and creepy and fun at the same time. I bought a Buddha for my garden and plan on stopping again when in town. There's lots to choose from!

[amyi, 07/06/2014]

Good Shepherd Scenic Gardens

Good Shepherd Scenic Gardens

Sign now says "Robinson Scenic Gardens" and the area with the biblical scenes was visible through fences but no longer accessible. Instead, there is now a large collection of colorful ceramic animals and people out front, from a giraffe to a hippo and the weird horse mentioned previously. Signs said "Browsers Welcome" and the ceramic molds were pretty wild - very cool place but certainly a little creepy as well.

[Kait, 06/07/2012]

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