Pets allowed
Allowed with Restrictions
Guided tours
No
Backcountry camping
No
Lodging
No
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The International Peace Gardens is a fascinating place to visit, located not far from downtown Salt Lake City. The park was founded as a citizenship project and as a lesson in peace and understanding between nations. Ironically its opening was delayed due to WWII, but it finally opened in 1952.

The gardens are located alongside the Jordan River. The International Peace Gardens represent 28 different nations, each with a plot where you’ll find native plants, with architecture and statues typical of the country’s homeland and culture.

A stroll around the gardens will give you a taste of each country. You’ll walk past the Chinese Garden with small Buddhist style temple buildings, the Greece Garden with a structure featuring familiar columnar architecture similar to that you’d see at an ancient Greek ruin, and Switzerland with a sculpture of the famous Matterhorn Mountain.

Enjoy your time exploring each country’s garden as you stroll trough the park.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

None

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Interesting and unique park & gardens.

Cons

Surrounding neighborhood is a bit sketchy.

Features

ADA accessible
Family friendly
Near lake or river

Location

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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