Exploring The International Peace Gardens

How many times have you met a tourist who asked, “Have you ever been to _______?” To which you replied, “No.” This has happened to me several times, so I am now making a point to explore the places I live.

One summer in college I lived in Angel Fire, NM and someone asked me about the resort’s mountain biking. I had never been mountain biking in Angel Fire and the guest laughed because they traveled several hundred miles to this place and I lived here and never explored the mountain. That being said, I currently really love downhill mountain biking–thanks Angel Fire!

I happened upon the International Peace Gardens while following Salt Lake City’s Cycle The City route. The gardens are a really cool place to see flags from different countries and get a tiny glimpse into the country.


My favorite section of the gardens had to be the Welsh garden. Who knew the Welsh flag flies in Utah! For those of you who don’t know, I enjoyed this garden primarily because my grandfather was Welsh.


There are many different countries in the gardens, plus others on a waiting list. According to their website, there are only two peace gardens in the United States. More countries will be added once land on the northwest side is approved.


If you want to spend an afternoon at a park but also see statues and “travel the world,” take a trip to the International Peace Gardens.

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I am from New Mexico and love cooking, yoga, skiing, mountain biking, and exploring the outdoors. I also love to travel. I am a certified Ski Instructor.