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Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

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Neighborhood: City Center East
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Address: 1020 South St., Philadelphia, PA 19147
Phone Number: 215-733-0390
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
Description: Philadelphia's Magic Gardens (PMG)is a mosaicked visionary art...
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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You Will Be Amazed! It is Truly Magical!

I had heard about this hidden gem when researching places to visit. With no prior knowledge of mosaic artist Isaiah Zagar, I was absolutely mesmerized by what I found in this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I had heard about this hidden gem when researching places to visit. With no prior knowledge of mosaic artist Isaiah Zagar, I was absolutely mesmerized by what I found in this extraordinary environment of Zagar’s years of work and artistic imaginings. The entrance is a storefront, and once inside, an interior gallery leads to the “garden,” a spectacular outdoor labyrinth... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We went there with 2 young kids and spent about an hour taking pictures and admiring the walls, floors, ceilings, steps ... and everything else the artist put his hands and mirrors/bottles/wheels/etc/etc on. It is a very unusual place and I think it was worth it. Do not leave before you walk on the streets around the Magic Gardens ...... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Definitely stop here! We got lost in the mosaics. His work is incredible and a little escape in the city.

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White Salmon, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I really, really loved this! The only bummer was that there were a lot of people who agreed, so it was hard to get people-free pics. :) But totally worth it. Also worth it to walk around the neighborhood and check out all the murals he's done.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Wonderful and eclectic journey through broken pottery and glass specifically placed in this innovative display. A fascinating glimpse into these artists approach of collective recycling and creative design.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I have seen all of the regular sights in Philly and was looking for something different. This was a perfect find! Enjoyed the uniqueness of the mosaic art and the variety of things to look at. You get a map that shows other things done by the same artist. Even found out that he has done something in Phoenix, AZ,... More 

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Dix Hills
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This artwork was unique. Amazing how it is done and the art is unlike anything we had ever seen. Colorful and tells a story. Beautiful colors everywhere you look, in all directions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I read about this place and saw the pics , so a group of six family members decided to check it out. What a great and truly different experience it was. To walk thru this man's artistic visions was enchanting. Everywhere we looked we were treated with new visual surprises. Ones man's trash is another's treasure never rang truer. Please... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

My friend told me about this place, and it was worth seeing. I'm not an art enthusiast, but this was interesting and unique; a nice, peaceful spot in the middle of the city.

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Hackettstown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Not what we expected but pleasantly surprised. The art was amazing and the details were impressive. We took some beautiful photos to share with family. This is a must see for everyone especially art lovers!

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Additional Information about Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

Address: Address: 1020 South St., Philadelphia, PA 19147
Phone Number: 215-733-0390
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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