Saturday, July 9, 2016

Petersen Rock Garden & Museum

   Central Oregon contains a wealth of interesting rocks - agate, jasper, lava, malachite, obsidian, petrified wood, and thundereggs. Rasmus Petersen, a Danish emigrant, saw the beauty in them and used his large collection to build ponds, bridges, mountains, castles, and even the Statue of Liberty.  He worked on the garden for 17 years until his death in 1952.

   Loose crushed stone, narrow paths and steps make the site marginally accessible. Many of the larger buildings can be seen from your vehicle.

  The parking lot is large enough for any RV.
Garden    44.20294, -121.26264

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