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Randyland

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A monument to faith, love, and community

This folk art paradise is the work of a very dear man, Randy Gilson, who I had the distinct... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mark P
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Winchester, KY
Eclectic, Eccentric, and just plain Weird

So much to see crammed into every corner possible. We were not lucky enough to see Randy, but I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ForgetThisPlace
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Louisville, Kentucky
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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 3 days ago

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

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank ForgetThisPlace
Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank srss96
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's fun and free. (Drop a donation if you're willing.) Why else would you not like this cool little fun spot? If you have kids, they will have a blast without breaking your wallet.

Thank Daniel C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A few in the party were skeptical about stopping by, but what a pleasant surprise. Party of parents with 4 teens ranging in age from 16 to 19. Older kids can definitely appreciate the detail in the artwork, parents enjoy the stuff like the hand...More

Thank Kate G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here during Doors Open Pittsburgh '18. Yes, it is colorful. Yes, you can even say it enhances the neighborhood. But for me personally, I appreciate art so much more when it's organized. It appeared to me that whatever Randy could find that was thrown...More

Thank 76desert
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I enjoyed our visit to Randyland in Pittsburgh while visiting the area in mid-September 2018. Randyland is a colorful and fun place to visit. Randy has transformed his backyard into a delight of reused items with original painting on every surface imaginable....More

1  Thank Robert D
Reviewed 17 September 2018

What an amazing place. So many fun things to look at - a collection of chairs hanging from a staircase, wig heads with masks, planting’s in unlikely recepticles, a turtle sporting Mardigras beads. Every member of our group saw something different.

Thank Tuffley47
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Randyland is Randy's art studio that happens to be his backyard! Interesting place and Randy is...unique. A real talker. Very cool place! So much to see. Take a seat and let your eyes wander. Interesting and fun artwork. Plus nostalgic too! My 9 year old...More

Thank Angela R
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Look, you have to consider the heart behind this attraction. Randy himself explains that his collection is an expression of his artistic world-view. It’s quirky and way, way over-the-top. But it’s a delight to encounter something so outside of normal within a city. It’s a...More

2  Thank GretaPiggy
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Lynne S
16 September 2018|
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Response from Tracee S | 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. :)
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Brooke M
1 July 2018|
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No it isnt
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17 April 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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