Visit the weird and rare Gilgal Sculpture Garden

Tom’s Experience at the Gilgal Sculpture Garden:

We stopped at this art park one night after dinner just to check it out. It is a very interesting place. There are twelve original sculptures and over seventy engraved stones.

Sculpture Park

Many of the stones are engraved with scriptures or religious song lyrics.


The garden was made from 1945 until 1963 by Thomas Battersby Child. Child created the garden to “inspire viewers to ponder the unsolved mysteries of life and struggle to find their own answers.”

Thomas Battersby Child

The garden is named after the gardens near the River Jordan that the Israelites crossed on their way to the Promised Land.

Gilgal Sculpture Garden Salt Lake

The Garden is the only location in Utah that is identified as a “visionary art environment.”

Salt Lake Parks

Dogs are allowed but must be kept on a leash and cleaned up after.

Tom’s Rating:

Parks Location: The address for the park is 749 East 500 South, Salt Lake City, UT. It is behind some houses and the park is open 8am to 8pm from April until September and 9am to 5pm from October to March, weather permitting. There is no admission charge.


Gilgal Garden Salt Lake = 40.759123,-111.869327

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