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Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

1020 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1936
+1 215-733-0390
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Philadelphia's Magic Gardens (PMG)is a mosaicked visionary art environment, gallery, and community arts center that preserves, interprets and provides access to Isaiah Zagar's unique mosaic art environment and his public murals. The Magic Gardens site, Zagar's largest artwork, includes a fully tiled indoor space and large outdoor mosaic sculpture garden that spans half a block on Philadelphia's famous South Street. Inside, view PMG's ever changing exhibitions in two indoor galleries.
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1020 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1936
City Center East
+1 215-733-0390
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Reviewed yesterday

Going west on South street takes you away from the happening bars and shops but the Magic Garden anchors the groovy factor. You get an idea of what's inside from the outside. Broken tiles and dishes and cups and maybe bathroom fixtures adorn the outside...More

Thank Robert R
Reviewed yesterday

We had a few extra hours to spend in the city and a friend recommended that we go to see the Magic Gardens. I hadn't heard of them before, and didn't know quite what to expect. It turns out that going in without any expectations...More

1  Thank CarynSKA
Reviewed 3 days ago

We found this gem after seeing it on a tourism video for Philly. This sprawling area of mosaic is so neat and a great picture spot. Since the mosaics are hand built and basically pieces of art they are pretty strict on no leaning/touching/rough play...More

Thank Sarah1517
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

As soon as you enter your jaw will drop - so embrace the oohing and ahhing effect this place will have on you. On a sunny day we glass/stone mosaics glittered and there were plenty of photo opps! I purchased my tickets online for the...More

Thank Katie O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is more than you can imagine from seeing photos, because as interesting as the photography is that you can get none of it can capture the feeling of being there in three dimensional space. It was well worth the ticket and it's a...More

Thank mushroots
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed going through this art installation. It's truly amazing the artist did all of it! You will get some great pictures here. Doesn't take long to go through and the price is a bit steep ($10/person), however there are discounts for students, children, military, etc....More

Thank katpilch
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're looking for unique, this is the place to go. You just don't realise how weird it is until you actually visit. But please do!

Thank JasonDoz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is amazing, unbelievable, & unexpected at every turn! We could not believe the number of nooks & crannies we discovered! It's impossible to take it all in. We are definitely planning a return trip! We have become visionary art lovers! The staff was...More

Thank miscalane
Reviewed 1 week ago

I walked a fair distance with my MIT guides to get to this place and with my concussion fatigue when I saw it, mon Dieu, it was breath-taking again and again, everywhere I looked. It is an incredible castle of mosaic that is so delightful...More

Thank catz86
Reviewed 1 week ago

Is it a bit odd? yes. But its a unique piece of Philly that you don't find elsewhere. Follow your visit to the Magic Gardens with a walk around town to see some of the other mosaic alleys and walls inspired by them. You can...More

1  Thank emme45
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13 March 2015|
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Response from TrickyFlamingo | Reviewed this property |
If you are taking the tour, you will be walking around the neighborhood to look at wall murals. The walk will take you near the Reading Terminal Market, where there are plenty of food options, and an area with tables.