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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 1 week ago

This place was made by one man, ONE MAN! It is insane what he was capable of creating all by himself. This is a very cool must-see while in Philadelphia.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a definite treat for the eyes. It's unlike any museum you've ever been to and it's outdoors. It's reasonably priced and you have plenty of time to see everything without wearing yourself out.

Thank Miriam P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Given this review is late (we went in late August) - but this was one of my top trip highlights. Easily my favorite thing in Philadelphia. The entire street it's on is artsy and fun to see. The Gardens themselves you can sort of see...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We made the trip from New Jersey to Philadelphia magic gardens full of great expectation and were very disappointed. Before we entered staff notified us that due to ice half the exhibit is closed to the public. We said okay fine even though it’s been...More

Thank Dan E
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PMGStaff, Manager at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Dan! We're so sorry you didn't have a good first visit to PMG! Ice is tricky here because we can't use salt on the tile, so we have to resort to weird ways to break it up like pouring warm water on it and...More

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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

A must see when visiting Philly! My girlfriends and I visited the Magic Gardens, it was super cold out, but we stopped caring the second we walked through the gate! The art is incredible, when you walk through really look at all the little pieces...More

Thank Elizabeth O
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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

My husband and I were debating about visiting but stopped by. It's definitely something on the whimsical side but makes for cute pictures

Thank Kristen P
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

a very nice expericence, even if, due to poor conditions, the garden was not open. Close to "art brut" phenomena in line with facteur cheval's castle. Take the time to make a tour, it will enluminate your day (and more)

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Much cooler inside than I would have guessed. So much work went into making the sculpture garden. It's fun to just wander.

Thank cic4cia
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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens is a bit of a misnomer. Not so much gardens but definitely magical. We have visited several times through the years when we are in Philadelphia. I remember our first time we stumbled upon this place. Unsure of what to expect, we...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Seeing this former residence of a great mosaic artist is a treat. This small museum is well worth the visit.

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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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