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Hartman Rock Garden

1905 Russell Ave, Springfield, OH 45506-2950
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Really Rocks

Here is a place where you can spend a quiet & peaceful time among the rock-people art work of Ben... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2018
HansLudwig2014
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Dayton, Ohio
Solid as a Rock Church Trip

Very worth driving of the beaten path into a small residential area to find what helped a father... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2018
Piper B
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  • Average12%
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“folk art” (12 reviews)
“his job” (5 reviews)
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1905 Russell Ave, Springfield, OH 45506-2950
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Here is a place where you can spend a quiet & peaceful time among the rock-people art work of Ben Hartman who in the 1930's got laid off from his job....and he pursued what looks like an obsessive "hobby". The Hartman Rock Garden is a...More

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Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

Very worth driving of the beaten path into a small residential area to find what helped a father and husband get through the great depression. Not wasting his ability for craftsmanship. It has stood the test of time. A firm foundation of what hard work,...More

Thank Piper B
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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Trying to keep a lost art going. This was a unique find. So much detail to look at. We probably spent about 30 minutes there. I would have liked to see what the place looks like when everything is blooming.

Thank Klynn47
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

A quiet neighborhood back yard where you can ponder all the hours Mr. Hartman devoted to building his life's masterpiece.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

I was suprised at how much I enjoyed this visit. This is a quaint "garden". The owner spent their lives setting up small scenes dedicated to all of the things they felt were important. There is surprising detail, considering it is made out of rocks....More

Thank jroby1
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

I've take many of my out-of-town friends to see this unique and very Springfield example of folk art. Mr. Hartman, finding himself out of work during the Great Depression, developed an artistic obsession by portraying his three life ideals in stone. Those ideals were: family,...More

1  Thank Swarthyknave
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Ben Hartman dedicated 30 years of his life building things completely out of rocks in his backyard, & now it's a park. Talk about a cool legacy to leave behind! Living in Springfield for 2 years, I often had a hard time finding things I...More

1  Thank messyjessie1996
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Well, it seems like a whole world made out of big and little rocks, stones, etc. and you are like Guliver walking thru this little world.

Thank Ed S
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

We really loved our visit here..so wonderful that this bit of americana has been preserved. A bit out of the way but worth it!!!

Thank AaronFWA
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

My husband and I visited the Hartman Rock Garden after checking out the local attractions on Trip Advisor. I have to agree with the reviewers that this is a hidden gem and well worth stopping by. How wonderfully artistic! What a beautiful photo op! I...More

1  Thank MaryannF650
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