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.

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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.

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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.

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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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