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.
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
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April is the Ohio staff writer for Only in Your State. She is an Ohio native with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. With more than 10 years of writing experience and a background in news reporting for Ohio newspapers, she's published pieces in multiple print and online publications. When she's not on deadline or chasing after her toddler, she's hunting for hidden gems in Ohio or getting lost in a good book.
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