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Address: 602 W Congress St, Tucson, AZ 85745-2823
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sculptures depicting biblical scenes in city park along west bank of Santa...

sculptures depicting biblical scenes in city park along west bank of Santa Cruz River

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I had remembered these statues/figures from my childhood in the 1950's. I remembered they were in a quiet shady place along a river bed near downtown. I was so happy to discover... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2012
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Sierra Vista AZ

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green valley
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58 reviews
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Reviewed 1 May 2012

very conforting and interesting to know how this came about

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Sierra Vista AZ
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Reviewed 5 April 2012

I had remembered these statues/figures from my childhood in the 1950's. I remembered they were in a quiet shady place along a river bed near downtown. I was so happy to discover they still stand, albeit in a different location and in a state of disrepair. I'm glad to know they now are in a dedicated little park where hopefully... More 

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Peoria, Arizona
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Reviewed 21 March 2012

What a beautiful tribute and offering to the Virgin Mary

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Green Valley AZ
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Reviewed 8 February 2012

In a little decay but man was very talented.The city tries to keep it up but vandals are vandels!

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Watertown, Connecticut
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Reviewed 15 January 2012

Shame on the Knights of Columbus for letting this beautiful and spiritual site get so run down. They need to take up a collection and put it toward restoration

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Tempe, Arizona
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Reviewed 11 November 2011

We stopped by on our trip in Tucson. The statues are in dire need of repair, especially the poor boys at the "Last Supper" table. Noses, ears, fingers are missing from some figures and the entire park could use a good power washing. The white is striking against the brick and brown coloring of the surrounding areas, but up close--is... More 

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Reviewed 8 September 2011

This is a hard name to live up to anyway but seemed very interesting and something that might be nice to check out. It is extremely small and not really a garden at all. Huge powerlines are running through it anyway which kind of killed the atmosphere. There were a few sculptures that were in really bad shape. I think... More 

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Linglestown, PA
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Reviewed 10 June 2010

See life-sized sculptures of The Holy Family, The Last Supper, Christ on the Cross, Christ in a tomb along the Santa Cruz River/Riverbed (it was totally dry in early June when I was there). The sculptures are in need of some repair, but they are worth seeing, nonetheless.

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