▶️ Petersen Rock Garden is back open to the public Friday


The Petersen Rock Garden — a classic Central Oregon roadside attraction dating to the middle of the 20th Century — will fully reopen this weekend.

The garden, located along Highway 97 between Bend and Redmond, will be open to the public Friday through Monday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

It fell into disrepair for years, but volunteers have cleaned it up and the new owner says to come on down.

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You can check out the work of Danish immigrant Rasmus Petersen, who built the place rock-by-rock starting in 1935.

“We can truly see that Rasmus Petersen understood that we’re all here just to soak up the beauty of life and allow it to shine through us. And that’s it. That’s what each of us are all here to do in life,” said owner Marci Wayman.

And, of course, the famous Petersen Rock Garden peacocks are still there.

They would appreciate a $10 donation if possible. Cash is preferred. They’re not set up for cards or electronic transfer just yet.

They’ll continue to be open 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on weekends for the time-being.


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