Ohio’s Magnificent Rock Garden And Cathedral Is Truly A Work Of Art

One of the most impressive American folk art sites can be found right here in Ohio—and it’s a backyard masterpiece that will likely make you do a double-take. You’ll observe a mixture of history, religion, and Depression-era pop culture at the Hartman Rock Garden, built by Harry “Ben” Hartman from 1932 – 1939. The garden can be seen today at the corner of McCain and Russell streets in Springfield.

It’s a truly unique roadside attraction you have to see to believe.

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For more unique roadside attractions in Ohio, check out our previous article: 14 Bizarre Roadside Attractions In Ohio That Will Make You Do A Double Take.