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Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

1020 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1936
+1 215-733-0390
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1020 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1936
City Center East
+1 215-733-0390
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Reviewed yesterday

An amazing exhibit of recycling art. This place is unique and a must see. It has stairs and narrow corridors but is an amazing experience.

Thank Lina T
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Magic Gardens is truly a magic place if you are interested in mosaics, tiles, and creative arts in general. Indoor galleries and an outdoor maze on multiple levels where every surface is covered by mosaics made by Isaiah Zagar. It reminded me of Gaudi's work...More

Thank Carole P
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you are cruising South Street, you need to stop in this peculiar museum. Everywhere you look (walls, floor, steps) is tiled with weird things. If you want to save the admission price, just look around from the street. It really is all the same,...More

Thank Barb S
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have time to visit the Magic Gardens you should go. It’s the crazy, rambling creation of mosaic mural artist, Isaiah Zagar. He started this by “working” on a vacant lot in the early 1990s, with permission from the absentee landlord. The story goes...More

Thank Dvrnative
Reviewed 1 week ago

Eh. That's how I felt about it. Maybe it just wasn't my cup of tea. It was weird and quirky but got old, fast. Not worth the price IMO.

Thank Holly T
Reviewed 1 week ago

This gem was such a surprise. The mosaic work surrounds you. Upstairs, downstairs, wall and floors. You are enveloped by this artists' work. Wonderful

Thank mezzie42016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited this location based on something she found on TripAdvisor and we were not disappointed. I am not an art enthusiast like she is but I found myself in amazement at all the work and uniqueness that went into this place....More

Thank PAriot39
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The amount of detail and time it took to create this museum is crazy. There are all sorts of interesting objects hidden throughout the murals. It does get a bit crowded because some of the paths are quite narrow. Be prepared to stop constantly and...More

Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's an interesting place, I like his story and am glad it is open for all to see. For me you have to have some interest in that sort of thing. It's quite a lot to look at on mass and to be honest we...More

Thank Fleur R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There's so much detail and great photo ops here. Even the bathrooms are a piece of art. One of my favorite places in Phili. Yes, there is alot of nudity which may throw some people off but hasn't that been a common theme of art...More

Thank Amanda C
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The Garden is on South Street and this section is loaded with many places of all types as far as eating goes. If you are looking for cheesesteaks then go to Jim's at South & 4th. Enjoy!!!
13 March 2015|
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Are there any recommendations for lunch nearby?
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.