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.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

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