Tucked into a neighborhood just east of downtown, Gilgal Sculpture Garden is a wonderful, unique, yet strange little Salt Lake City treasure. The garden is filled with hand-carved stone artwork created by Thomas Child, Jr., a stone mason and devout Mormon. Child started the garden in 1945, and didn't complete the work until 1963. His works in the garden include a large Mormon cricket, a self portrait, and an infamous Sphinx of Joseph Smith, the founder of the Mormon Church.
Although Gilgal Garden is clearly the work of a man dedicated to his church, it can be appreciated by both Mormons and non-Mormons.