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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 19147-1936
Phone Number: +1 215-733-0390
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11:00 - 18:00
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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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Take the time to wander through this amazing garden. There are tables and benches so you can spend some time absorbing it all.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Take the time to wander through this amazing garden. There are tables and benches so you can spend some time absorbing it all.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Really interesting artistic areas. Very good value and well worth a visit. Walk along South Street to see other mosiacs

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Never seen anything so beautiful. The ideas and the way it's done up is beautiful. Soooo worth the time and entrance fees. I have referred a lot of friends just because I feel everyone should see it.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bad art thrown on walls and floors. No design. Abstract ?? Yes. No need to pay for admission you can see most on the streets nearby. Looks like graffiti I found nothing inspirational at all. Sorry not my taste

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Magic Gardens is one of those places you pass a ton of times, always vowing to someday go visit. It’s an interesting work of art that took 14 years to make. The entrance fee is a bit pricey- $10 for adults and $8 for students, but it’s a really cool spot.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am so glad we made a point of walking here because we encountered many installments throughout the neighborhood, but even if you don't walk the neighborhood this is still such a wonderful place to visit. It is pretty small but chockablock full of visual wonders. Loved it. The girls who worked there were lovely, and there is an ADA... More 

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Parsippany, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Incredible Art! A must see in Philadelphia. Very unique and different. So glad that we were able to attend this magic garden!!

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has to be one of the most unique places there is. We actually met the artist and had a very nice chat with him. Just goggle Magic Garden Philadelphia and Go.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited after failing to get in last summer. This time bought tickets in advance on internet Spent about an hour which is more than enough time. This location is not wheelchair or elderly friendly for a large portion. Steep stairs, often no railing on stairs. Tight walk throughs. Parking across the street for 9 dollars. I spent quite a bit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is absolutely amazing - almost magical. The amount of work and time to design and layout the mosaics is incredible. Floor to ceiling in mosaics. I think each time you visit this garden will be different. There's so much detail in the mosaics (almost sensory overload for your eyes) that you'll notice different pieces of art/glass/tile each time... More 

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