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Hartman Rock Garden

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Address: 1905 Russell Ave, Springfield, OH 45506-2950
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This unique rock garden was started to keep a man busy during the depression. My children and now my grandchildren love to visit this site. Wonderful entertainment for free... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Janster1
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Springfield, Ohio
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Springfield, Ohio
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This unique rock garden was started to keep a man busy during the depression. My children and now my grandchildren love to visit this site. Wonderful entertainment for free! Just off the beaten trail.

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Meadville, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

My wife found this on "things to do in Springfield" and even though it was a cool February day we stopped by. I'm sure it looks a little better in the spring/summer as compared to late winter but was still neat to see the time and detail that was put into the rock designs. Reading the history behind it made... More 

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Thank Mark R
Springfield, Ohio
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 January 2017

a Small space with beautiful display of rock designs from every day to biblical. flowers and formations...

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Thank leantha
Lancaster, Ohio
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5 reviews
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

We just stopped by to check it out since we were in the area. It was pretty impressive. They had a really well put together brochure explaining the history and all the exhibits. Leave a donation.

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Thank sb462098
Ohio
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52 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Interesting attraction. The Hartman Rock Garden is interesting as it clearly illustrates a man or woman's fascination with collecting rocks and building things in their backyard. The garden needs repair and an influx of a sponsor or a charitable donation to really fix it up nicely so that the fountains are working again would add to the attraction. A nice... More 

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Thank Terrence S
Cincinnati, Ohio
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597 reviews
283 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

This is certainly worth a visit if you are in the area, but unless you have a special reason to see it, not worth a special trip to Springfield. If I could do it over I would go in the summer and hope the flowers liven up the sights a bit. It is really incredible to consider how long it... More 

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Thank explorepossibilities
Springfield, Ohio
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

This labor of love is a tribute to patience, determination and love of country! A folk art stop, not to miss!

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Thank BarbaraHF
Xenia, Ohio
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Just drive up and take a stroll and see the work this man put into this beautiful garden. We didn't necessarily come at the best time of the year, but still worth the visit.

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Thank Brian L
Columbus, Ohio
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281 reviews
100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

I can't even remember how we heard about this, but we decided to go see it. It was very interesting, but I wouldn't recommend a special trip just to see it. Make sure you are doing something else in the area because it doesn't take long to see this exhibit.

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Thank J-K-B10_85
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

It was cute. Don't expect to stay long. Interesting for someone back yard and alot of hard work went into it. My 3 year old grandson got a kick out of it.

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Thank Diana B

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