The Petersen Rock Gardens
artist: Rasmus Petersen (1883 - 1952)
built: 1935 - 1952
where: 7930 SW 77th Street, off US Highway 97, southwest of Redmond, Oregon
status: In Fall 2016 the Petersen Rock Garden announced it was closed to the public pending repairs and restoration.
Petersen Rock Gardens web info
Castles & bridges, malachite & thundereggs, ponds & peacocks. This is one of the most underrated folk art environments in America. The constructions are sophisticated, the landscaping is incredible, and the site has been well maintained by the family. It's only a little bit hard to find; just look for the patch of bright blue Oregon sky above. (And don't miss the fluorescent rock display in the museum.)