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Petersen Rock Garden and Museum

7930 SW 77th St, Redmond, Oregon 97756 USA

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“Charming little rock garden.”

In 1906 Rasmus Petersen moved to Redmond (four years before the city’s official incorporation) to begin an agricultural operation. An avid rock collector and notable within the geology community, Petersen amassed a significant collection of local rocks. By the mid-1930s, a sizable rock garden began to appear on his property. Over the years, acre by acre, obsidian, jasper, agates, thunder eggs, and petrified wood took form in sculptures. By the 1950s, castles, ponds, bridges, villages, and various designs of rocks covered four acres. The property became a tourist magnet, becoming one of Redmond’s best-known attractions.

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2thesmax

  • 4 Reviews
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July 02, 2019
Rated 3.0

We thought this would be quirky to check out, which it was. However, there was a suggested fee of I think $8 (you can get into a state park for less), which we didn't think was worth it. We drove through to turn around and got the idea. But to each his own!

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meganhawley

  • 5 Reviews
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June 12, 2017
Rated 4.0

Love the peacocks and the rocks are great. It you like the esoteric roadside attraction, thus place is perfect.

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CorrineDewitt

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June 09, 2016
Rated 5.0

The surroundings are beautiful and the rocks are very fun to look at. Loved the peacocks.

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Petersen Rock Garden and Museum

7930 SW 77th St
Redmond, Oregon
97756 USA

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