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Urban kitsch

Found art and giant murals on the sides of buildings create a quirky urban garden in an old... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
A Hoot!

Fun, eclectic, out of the way, small but so worthwhile. Very unusual, colorful collection of odd... read more

Reviewed December 1, 2018
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Randyland is the home of artist, Randy Gilson. Located in the Mexican War Streets district of Pittsburgh's Northside, the Randyland courtyard is open most everyday between 10:00pm and 7:00pm. Visitors are welcome to come and explore the public art...more
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1501 Arch St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212-4028
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Found art and giant murals on the sides of buildings create a quirky urban garden in an old residential section of Pittsburgh. To some, it’s just a bunch of junk but to others, it’s a great example of pop art made from reclaimed materials. Be...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed December 1, 2018

Fun, eclectic, out of the way, small but so worthwhile. Very unusual, colorful collection of odd items, decorating the ways, floor, airways and everywhere

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 27, 2018

One thing I learned after visiting Pittsburgh that I didn’t know before is that the steel city has a thriving art scene. Most outsiders don’t associate Pittsburgh with art, but locals know about the influence of art and it can be seen in many places....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

We loved wandering around this corner of Pittsburgh but when we came upon Randyland (and Randy at the gate telling visitors about his vision and process. Inspiring guy! And a great neighborhood to explore.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

The place is a nice place to go and visit, it's very colorful and happy. Randy is also a great person and gives a great vibe. They have different countries small paintings on the wall and if your country isn't on there you tell him...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

This was such a fun stop while traveling through Pittsburg, PA. I loved the story behind the guy that created this amazing place. Such a wonderful person in a community that needed some positivity. This guy truly had a vision and a gift given to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed October 27, 2018

My husband and I visited Randyland on our visit to Pittsburgh. It's a fun space filled with an eclectic, colorful collection of items from signs to lanterns to doll heads (I said it was eclectic). We had the pleasure of hearing Randy speak and he...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 20, 2018

This folk art paradise is the work of a very dear man, Randy Gilson, who I had the distinct pleasure of meeting on my recent visit. To see his creation is one thing, but to hear his story and meet him firsthand is a real...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mark P
Reviewed October 15, 2018

So much to see crammed into every corner possible. We were not lucky enough to see Randy, but I assume his work speaks for him. We love these kinds of places. We only got to tour the courtyard section.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

Not quite sure exactly how to describe this. The painting on the homes were cool but the yard you walk into looks like someone painted their junk in their backyard. Not really worth going to see, in my opinion.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Lynne S
September 16, 2018|
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Response from tracees2018 | Reviewed this property |
He was around when we visited. He was really making an effort to stop each group of visitors to talk with them. :)
Brooke M
July 1, 2018|
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Response from 543PW | Reviewed this property |
No it isnt
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April 17, 2018|
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I believe it is. When I was there, someone was there with their dog and nobody said anything.
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Hotel/B&B Northside Pittsburgh? (10 Replies)
We usually use HHonors pts to book but their hotels are only in downtown. Since we will be there on an August weekend, downtown is likely to be empty both day and night, and the Embassy Suites, the brand we usually use, has construction next door, so I'd like to explore other options. We'd like to stay in Northside, since we'll be going to the Aviary, Warhol Museum, Randyland, and hopefully walking around an interesting neighborhood, if you could suggest some. We'll be parents,...More
June 24, 2017|
Response fromfcs659pa|
I wouldn't exactly classify it as aB&B, but The Priory is highly rated and well respected.
Round Hill VA
Don't Miss Randyland (0 Replies)
Around the corner from the Mattress Factory is Randyland on Jacksonia St. The exact address is 1501 Arch. It will make you happy and you can visit the courtyard most days.
January 06, 2014|
Toledo ohio
Parking (2 Replies)
I haven't been to Pittsburgh in a very long time what's the parking situation like now if I stay at a hotel outside of the city is it easy to find street parking at the different sites like randyland the Strip District,bicycle heaven, Mattress Factory Etc? If not and I get a hotel downtown are these areas walking distance from one another?
July 16, 2018|
Response fromspinnaker15136|
Bicycle Heaven is no problem. Craig has a huge parking lot. If you don't mind walking then just walk from there to Randyland. Or rent a bike from Craig and ride over. Strip District and others, it is going to depend on the day and time of day.