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Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

Open Now: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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...more
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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1020 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1936
City Center East
+1 215-733-0390
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Staff was good. Wish a tour was included with admission. Arrived & was told there were none of the timed tickets available so had to return following day. Figure availability of timed tickets into visit.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Bizarre, beautiful, crazy, amazing, psychedelic, artsy, so many words to describe this place. It has to be experienced to understand, well worth the price of admission!

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Urban ruins transformed to into a mind bending grotto/labyrinth. One artist used his imagination and found detritus to create an undulating, psychedelic world nestled on an unassuming block on South Street. Enter his world and explore. Or sit at one of the tables to contemplate...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting and creative.Lots of cool pieces of ceramic and pottery throughout this fabulous place..

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Caroline W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fun, artsy, refreshing stop on South Street among what are mostly Sleepy bars, restaurants, vape and sex-toy shops. Great for any age. Mesmerizing mosaics in a unique location. Stop for a cheesesteak afterwards at Pats at 4th and South. Best cheesesteaks in town.

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank ssplaver
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has a very eclectic style. It kind of makes you feel like an Alice in the Wonderland. The whole garden is small, so it won't take that long to look around. I think that they charge too for such a small place. They...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with 3 teens and we all loved it . This was a part of organic community beautification and is not a planned set of huge art installations. Takes about 1 hour if you see the 3 art spaces and walk to murals in the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must see! The whole neighborhood is full of mosaic art and murals. Very impressive for one artist to do. Make a reservation time. They only allow so many in at a time. Isaiah Zagar, the artist, turned a yard full of junk...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank 2kleins
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't waste your money! They have to pay you to look at this bottles, cans and all kind of other garbage attached on the walls. There is some mosaic in between but it is madness to call this art. On top of that, sexually explicit...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank aifos2019
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed this museum. It is all about art and community. Even more exciting than the mosaics in Barcelona! I was wowed by each room. Seemed the surprises were limitless. Make sure you see the video clip of the aerial view.

Date of experience: August 2019
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July 31, 2018|
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Response from PMGStaff | Property representative |
Hello! Our general admission fees are: $10 for adults $8 for Students with ID, Military & Seniors $5 for ages 6-12 FREE for children 5 and under We do strongly recommend purchasing your admission tickets online ahead of... More
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July 28, 2018|
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Response from lauras_munchies | Reviewed this property |
I think we paid about $10 per person and they offer a student discount