Roadside attractions are some of our favorite adventures, and this secret garden is no different. The Gilgal Sculpture Garden in Utah is a shrine of whimsical carvings and odd figurines. You can wander through this secret garden and snap some seriously epic photos; it'll feel like you've arrived in another dimension.

Located in Salt Lake City, Utah, this enchantingly surreal garden is full of random designs like a crumbled man with his pieces scattered all around.

The Gilgal Sculpture Garden was created in the Mid-Twentieth century and has remained a hidden treasure of the city. The designer wanted people who visited to "ponder" the world's mysteries when they entered.

You can find 12 sculptures and over 70 carved stones with scriptures written across their faces.

The garden can be found hidden among businesses and houses in the area, which gives it the secretive feel when you finally come across it.

As you explore, you will come across the Sphinx, which features the head of Joseph Smith. It is probably the most famous structure in the garden and truly feels like something out of this world.

The garden remains a testament to the world's mysteries.

You will feel like you've stumbled across something as mysterious as the Bermuda Triangle, with the assortment of statues and carvings that sit at random points throughout.

Finding hidden alcoves and seemingly forgotten figures is part of the fun, some of which lie beneath creeping vines and blooms that grow around them.

If you've ever wanted to discover a secret garden, this enchanting and whimsical oasis will transport you to a storybook land.

If you're craving a world of wild and unique adventures, this is one for your list.

The Gilgal Sculpture Garden

Price: Free

When: April - September, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., October - March, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Address: 749 E. 500 S., Salt Lake City, UT

Why You Need To Go: This strange but whimsical garden is home to unique carvings and sculptures you can explore.


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