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Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

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Neighbourhood: City Center East
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Address: 1020 South St., Philadelphia, PA 19147
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+1 215-733-0390
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11:00 - 18:00
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Wed - Mon 11:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
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Philadelphia's Magic Gardens (PMG)is a mosaicked visionary art environment,...

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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Really is magical mosaic garden unlike anything we've seen

We loved this unusual mosaic garden created by a living artist over the past 15 years. Make sure you check out the inside exhibit the well which includes a video explaining the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We loved this unusual mosaic garden created by a living artist over the past 15 years. Make sure you check out the inside exhibit the well which includes a video explaining the development of the garden. On nice weekends, there can be a wait - you may have to buy a ticket for a later time in the day but... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

PMG is a beautiful one of a kind labyrinth of shiny objects and hidden messages. Its a really unique place to visit when youre in Philadelphia or if you live here and have out of town visitors. In addition to just a regular visit, they have lots of evening and weekend programs that are fun, for adults, kids, or both.... More 

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Hudson Falls, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We unfortunately did not have time to go in but it is apparantly a very common tourist stop. The line waiting was down the sidewalk out front. We could see the buildings exterior and it was incredible. I think it would have been an interesting stop.

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Thank littleskunk2
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A must go see!! This place is awesome. I recommend bringing a camera to capture the memories. Great place for all ages.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have always wanted to see the inside of the garden and my husband bought me a membership. The beautiful art work is a must see. You need to walk through it several times to see everything.

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Brooklyn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend had told us about the Gardens. Well worth the $10 price of admission. It is completely covered in mosaics, bits of glass, dishes, even bottles and bike wheels. Very unique patterns. The exhibit is partially indoors and also outdoors, with steps going down to another floor. It's in an interesting neighborhood. The artist has also created other mosaics... More 

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Philadelphia area
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I cannot believe what this man/artist did in the middle of a city block! And his work is peppered all over the surrounding neighborhood. What a labor of love- and to share it with the public is extra special.

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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Magic Garden's is a Philadelphia must see! Well worth the $10 admission. My family and I spent a little over an hour walking around, admiring the eclectic and artsy mosaic tiles that seem to take up every spare inch the place has. Located in the middle of a neighborhood, it takes you off the beaten path a bit so you... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unique and interesting to go through. Walkable from most places in the downtown area. Very pretty and I went in the winter so god 365 if you ask me.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a garden of various bits of ceramic, glass and other objects organized into a surreal walkthrough experience full of imagination. Whether it be families or sexuality or multiculturalism or reflection or any number of themes, it is an interesting experience. We went right after it rained so be careful walking down stairs as it can be a bit... More 

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