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Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
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$40.00*
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South Philly Culture Tour Including 9th Street Italian Market and Magic Gardens...
Ranked #20 of 443 things to do in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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“Worth going to”
Reviewed December 19, 2011

Its a bit small, but very interesting. The entrance fee is cheap which makes it even better. Something fun to do on a lazy day.

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Seattle, WA
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“Magical experience”
Reviewed December 9, 2011

You must see this! We found it hard to believe that people who live in Philadelphia had never heard of this place. It is amazing and unique. We were so fortunate to meet artist who created all of this while we were there.

Visited September 2011
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Philadelphia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Fascinating and quirky, a real Philly gem”
Reviewed November 21, 2011

Isaiah Zagar has been working with mosaics for years. His work decorating the exterior of buildings began at this location on South Street and has been growing ever since. He covers everything with mosaics. And I mean everything. This is truly organic and continues to grow. Zagar has his own iconography that the tour guides will explain, and it is fun to see how his ideas and style develop over time.

Visited October 2011
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“Magickal Beauty in the Heart of Philadelphia”
Reviewed August 26, 2011

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens is definetly a must-see. I've peeked into the gate from the side walk so many times but never went in .......... what was i thinking ???
Every square inch is covered with something fantastic .......... it's so beautiful your eyes almost can't take it all in ............ i was awestruck when i walked out into the courtyard.
Admission is low .... only $5 ....... a steal compared to the cost of some attractions that aren't have as wonderful as this one .

Visited July 2011
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“Amazing!”
Reviewed August 15, 2011

Worth the trip. Highly recommend! Cheap admissions fee.

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