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Hartman Rock Garden

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Address: 1905 Russell Avenue, Springfield, OH

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Small venue with great creativity

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Springfield, Ohio
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Springfield, Ohio
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank leantha
Lancaster, Ohio
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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.

Thank sb462098
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43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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 

Thank Terrence S
Cincinnati, Ohio
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593 reviews
283 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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 

Thank explorepossibilities
Springfield, Ohio
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

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

Thank BarbaraHF
Xenia, Ohio
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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.

Thank Brian L
Columbus, Ohio
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271 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank J-K-B10_85
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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.

Thank Diana B
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Ben Hartman put so much love and care into his rock garden of art! The pathways embedded with "his words of wisdom" were a favorite of mine. The garden shows what was important to him and the sculptures are unique! Worth your time if you are in Springfield!

Thank Susan B
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

This was fun! Tucked in a neighborhood, beautifully landscaped and cared for! Amazing that it has been preserved so well. Fun for all ages. A very sweet neighbor named Mary checked on us and gave us each a hug!

Thank Casey F

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