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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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11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
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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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Beautiful but a bit pricey

Stopped here before ending our vacation. It was really beautiful. This is a fun place to take pictures. I only spent about an hour here and I just thought since you can see some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Binghamton, New York
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Binghamton, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stopped here before ending our vacation. It was really beautiful. This is a fun place to take pictures. I only spent about an hour here and I just thought since you can see some art outside for free and in the alley it should be 5 dollars not ten.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The beauty is overwhelming, as you find mosiac tiles under foot (tiles in the floor), overhead and the surround. It is a place you walk in, up and down stairs, through narrow hallways and see infinite beauty. If you sit still inside and quiet yourself the chakra is subtle and uplifting. You won't want to leave, so you will have... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a fun place to walk through while shopping on South Street. The gardens are beautiful when it is sunny out.

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Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A little artsy area that blows your mind. Slow down, take a walk, open your eyes and your mind. This is the Philly I know and love. Small little cool places tucked in the city. A great spot to check out.

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Pawtucket, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a fun eclectic place, everywhere you look is something interesting/ unusual. Great story of a man whose art overflowed himself! Great location, many restaurants close for a nearby drink, snack oe meal

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a unique treasure and a must see! Go when it's sunny, cloudy, at night and during the day. It's a different experience each time.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went here for an art opening of an exhibit by Linda Lou Horn. She is a whimsical artist whom my wife got to know through her association with the Oiseaux Sisters, a pair of brilliant artists in their own right. Linda uses a lot of found objects in her compositions which fits very well with the mosaic found-art themes... More 

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Webster City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This a great place to take the family. Its even better if you walk the neighborhood surrounding it. It's all been touch by this beautiful artistry!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We wandered around before our tour started and enjoyed playing eye-spy. The tour gave you the color commentary version of the garden's history and construction so it was a neat short trip. The garden is slippery in the rain so be careful!

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Monmouth Junction, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently wen to the Magic Gardens. We kind of stumbled across this place when looking for things to do during our visit. It was pretty awesome and a fun place to see. We all enjoyed the experience.

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