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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
+1 215-733-0390
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I suppose it had to be done. We'd heard so much about the Magic Gardens. Everyone's pictures looked so interesting. The entrance fee surprised me, I couldn't find any special deals. FOMO got the better of me. However, my 6 and 2 yo really enjoyed...More

Thank WendyLauWong
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a wonderland of mosaics in Philadelphia. The only issue is if you are disabled. The lanes are narrow and, depending on th time of day, can be crowded.

Thank Chris T
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This hidden gem was probably my favorite part of Philadelphia. The entire building is covered with beautiful and absolutely stunning mosaics all over its walls. This place was literally made for Instagram so be prepared to wait in line while other fellow visitors get done...More

Thank Bilal H
Reviewed 6 days ago

It's simply an indoor/outdoor building COVERED in mosaics. From the outdoor wall and including all pathways and even bathrooms. We did a short walk through here, as it was a little hot that day. Some interior spaces have fans and/or air conditioning. Every nook and...More

Thank FLB18
Reviewed 1 week ago

Incredible display of human creativity - a mosaic wonderland filled with hidden features and artistic truisms. Provocative and evocative, playful and deeply moving. Words can't describe this place - just get over there and see for yourself.

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really cool mosaic art installation. You can quickly look it over in 5- 10 minutes, or slowly walk through looking at all of the detail for 30-45 minutes. Lots of nooks and crannies to explore. My 13-year old nephew, my husband, and...More

Thank Christine J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must see while you are in Philly! We went and we're just amazed at the skill and beauty Isaiah poured into this garden. Worth a stop and they have student discount

Thank Tcook2012
Reviewed 1 week ago

One guy, along with some students and cohorts has created an amazing sculpure garden. If you like the zany, colorful and especially recycled art, you will love this place.

Thank gooddog88
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here around 11:15 and stood in a short line to purchase tickets for a 12:30 showing. I recommend buying tickets ahead of time, but it's not the end of the world if you don't. We easily wasted an hour by grabbing lunch and...More

Thank Kim M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this place on a week day in the afternoon. There were very few people so we got to see everything. we walked through the whole thing slowly and got to admire all the different pieces of art. This is truly a amazing...More

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12 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.