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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We purchased tickets online for a tour which included entrance fee. This allowed us to skip the line for entrance. When we arrived there was already a long line of people waiting and there were purchasing tickets to return at a later time. The tour...More

Thank jenandcody
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting and worth seeing. I wish my son wouldn’t have been past his nap time so that I could have stayed longer and explored more.

Thank Jasmin B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is beautiful! I loved walking around and seeing all of the intricate designs. If possible, don't go when it is raining. The ground becomes slick and areas are shutoff from the public.

Thank MEL17DC
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an indoor/outdoor mosaic gallery. There is no "tour" per se, although there are short videos of the history of the place. You pay your money walk into a lobby, then outside into a multi-leveled pathway. The walls, ceilings, floors, stairs....literally EVERYTHING...is covered in...More

Thank dave m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm not from Philly, but used to live there, and whenever I travel down from North Jersey with guests, Magic Gardens is always on the TO-DO list of things that aren't the typical Historical Tourist spots. My guests always LOVE it! Firstly, it's inexpensive. If...More

Thank DarrylA1A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I️ LOVED this. It was the cheapest thing we did while in Philly and probably one of our favorites. It cost us 8$ each as students but $10 (the regular price) is still pretty great. It’s so much fun to explore and...More

Thank DanielaRob
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is a whimsical place for all age to enjoy. Inexpensive treat for the eyes. most of this is an out door experience so you need to dress appropriate for the weather. pets are welcome but a little tricky for handicap or anyone not stable...More

1  Thank ladhybug
Reviewed 23 October 2017

That was the best ten bucks I've spent in Philly! It was a fun treat to wander through the bright colors and mirrored mosaics with lots of cool twist and turn breezeways! What a cool thing to do with a bunch of broken bits!

Thank tevagirl2017
Reviewed 19 October 2017

I have been visiting Philly for years, but I had never heard of this place. I saw a colleague's picture sitting in the garden, and I honestly thought he was in Barcelona at a Gaudi park. He was actually at the Magic Garden on South...More

1  Thank chicago90Phoenix
Reviewed 17 October 2017

This glass and mosaic garden is amazing. The creativity to create such a lovely is unbelievable. It has several small levels to view too.

Thank dianev4422
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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.