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Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

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Address: 1020 South St., Philadelphia, PA 19147
Phone Number: 12157330390
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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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Hallucinating without the drugs

A must!! Isaiah is a master extradonaire! I guarantee you will be fascinated and spellbound as you see an entire building of mosaic. Even the Obamas marveled when they visited... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A must!! Isaiah is a master extradonaire! I guarantee you will be fascinated and spellbound as you see an entire building of mosaic. Even the Obamas marveled when they visited. He is usually on the premises and is totally open to speaking with everyone that wants to. It's located on South Street, which is an attraction in itself. Have a... More 

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cupey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very artistic,colorful and abstract. But nothing that truly catches your attention to stay or take tons of pictures. Would visit again with a friend who is in to arts and crafts .

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Mountain View, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The artifacts are OK but not amazing. The quality is sub-par. I spent an hour here and I felt that the place is over-hyped.

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Thank Ashish B
Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has a hipster vibe, with colorful pieces of glass and trinkets lining the surface of the buildings. It's interesting and quirky.

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Thank Maggie H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited here with my friends in the late afternoon. Overall, it is a very beautiful place but I recommend visiting this place while there is an event here.

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Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Especially if you're a tourist, go here. Museums can be a dime a dozen, but this is different. This artist owns the lot next door to his home and he's turned the entire thing into a maze that you're able to walk around. Glass, bottles, toilets, plates, etc... It's special. Put about an hour aside to understand it. Then, you'll... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must see for anyone interested in art, and specifically outsider artists. Zagar's genius is obvious as you approach the site, as his work adorns many buildings in the area. Once inside, I was struck by the level of access to this work, where you are literally surrounded by his art; floors, ceilings and walls encrusted with mosaic.... More 

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Astoria, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved the Magic Gardens!! This is definitely a place to visit if you are an art lover. It is amazing to think that the whole place is an art piece. There are mosaics EVERYWHERE. The floors, the ceilings, the walls, the bathrooms, the outside, the inside. Anywhere you can think of there's a piece of the mosaic there. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been here a few times. It is always perfect in the spring/summer around sunset because all the tiles and mirror pieces glow orange and the walls are sparkling. Truly gorgeous. Sometimes its too crowded to enjoy, but go on an obscure day at a weird time and maybe you will have the place to yourself... prepare for magical photo... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

really cool...never seen anything like it.....you have to walk around more then once because you will definitely miss something........Very unique...must visit if in Philly

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