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“Bizarre but worth a visit”

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
Ranked #34 of 471 things to do in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 7 July 2014

Rode bikes here from hotel . 8$ pp to enter which was a bit steep as this is not tax deductible. quite a lot of people viewing this place when here. takes about 30 min to walk through and see the bottles and plates and ceramics that are placed in no specific order or design . You walk up and down stairs and view the artists designs. interesting. small area to purchase some items which are expensive (200-500$). Worth one trip. A bit musty smelling in areas that are less open.

Thank Elly H
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

This is a "garden" of mosaics, constructions of found objects, mirrors, broken crockery etc., etc., all put together with loving care and brilliance by Isaiah Zagar. A must-see if you're in Philadelphia.

Thank Michaela398
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens was the highlight of my trip to Philly! The Mosaic garden with layers of walkways and passages was completed in 14 years by the artist Isiah Zagar. I was in awe of what I was seeing. I spent 2 hours here just wandering through the passageways. I was disappointed that I missed the guided tour which is twice a day at noon and four. However, the staff were available to answer questions about the mosaic gardens. I will definitely visit again when in Philadelphia.

Thank Slind54
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Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

I was not sure what to expect as I entered the doors of Philadelphia Magic Gardens but was immediately mesmerized by the mosaics around me. That was, with all the ins and outs was amazing. Then to continue with the tour around the area really made this day trip wonderful!

1  Thank Lorrie C
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

This attraction is so cool! When you walk in, there is a whole maze/park or mosaic walls, floors and pathways! There are stairs. It is really incredible to see.

1  Thank Beni M
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