Living Memorial Sculpture Garden, California

While heading through northern California, we spent a peaceful hour contemplating the beauty of the Living Memorial Sculpture Garden, located in the Klamath National Forest, near Weed.

Created by veterans, the garden showcases about a dozen larger-than-life metal sculptures created by Vietnam veteran Dennis Smith, with Mount Shasta as a magnificent backdrop. One of my favorites is The Greatest Generation (above), which evokes the famous flag raising at Iwo Jima in February 1945.

Weed is on U.S. Highway 97, just northeast of where it meets I-5 and roughly 75 miles north of Redding in north-central California. To reach the garden, take Highway 97 about 13 miles northeast of Weed; the well-signed turnoff is on the west side of the road, just past County Road A12.

To learn more, call the Siskiyou County Visitors Bureau at 1-530-926-3850.

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