North Carolina’s Rock Garden And Grotto, Shangri La Is A Work Of Art

Wander throughout the Tar Heel State and you’ll discover a variety of roadside attractions (see 15 of them here), but most of them pale in comparison to a gnome-sized village made of rocks in the tiny community of Prospect Hill. It was begun in 1968 and built over a period of nine years by a retired tobacco farmer. Welcome to Henry Warren’s rock garden and work of art: Shangri-La.

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Want to visit? Shangri-La is located roadside on private property and welcomes visitors during daylight hours. (Just be respectful that you’re technically in someone’s front yard.) Here’s a Google map to guide your trip to this unique rock garden in North Carolina.

Address: Henry Warren Road, Prospect Hill, NC, 27314