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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
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Philadelphia is not short of interesting things to do, but I heartily recommend this art installation. It's located on South Street in South Philly. It's $10 for an adult and it's money well-spent. Quirky and cool, it's hard to define. Hidden pathways lined with bottles,...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very interesting experience. There is something to discover around every corner. Every time you look you see something different.

Thank Johannes v
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This place is amazing. A mis-mash of trash as treasure, clutter as art. It's crazy amazing, especially when the sun is out and reflecting off the glass. The staff is very nice and we enjoyed this funky venue immensely.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Artist Isaiah Zagar's Magic Gardens grew out of found object - worked and reworked until they covered a half-block on South Street. Just open yourself to the magic of color and shape and imaginative use of everyday objects: bike wheels, pottery shards glass bottles, mirrors,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love walking around the neighborhood where the artist lived and finding unexpected murals, besides his home and the homes nearby. Very special to see.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a very large place, but I would really recommend seeing it if you are in the area. It really is very, very cool. You can get great pictures here. It is a little pricey for tickets per person, but I think it is worth...More

Thank Kennedy B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Reviewers who’ve focused on the cost for what you see are right. The installations or artworks are very clever and cool. But inside it’s pretty much the same thing everywhere, and enough is enough.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just be sure to get tickets in advance, otherwise you'll arrive and wait 90-minutes or so for your timed ticket entry.

Thank Scott P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The mosaics are absolutely lovely. I got some great photos and enjoyed seeing them... however to spend 10 dollars for a 15 minute experience I think is a little unreasonable. They should perhaps operate a ‘pay what you wish’ system so as not to exclude...More

Thank Amber P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

PMG is an amazing place to explore, especially if you appreciate art. At every turn, there are beautiful mosaics, and it is definitely a great place to stop by while in Philly.

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artunlimited2014
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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.
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