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Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

Closed Now: 11:00 - 18:00
Open today: 11:00 - 18:00
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“isaiah zagar”(77 reviews)
“south street”(104 reviews)
“mosaic art”(29 reviews)
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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As featured in 3 Days in Philadelphia
1020 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1936
City Centre East
+1 215-733-0390
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Reviewed yesterday

This place was pretty cool but I wasn't aware there was a fee. It was $10 per person. We decided to pay and go in and were happy we did as we have never seen anything like it before! I just didn't know before we...More

Thank Jadybugs
Reviewed 2 days ago

Went here with some friends. Had a little trouble finding it, but we were so glad we did! You can tour it quickly, or you can stop and appreciate smaller parts of the larger picture. It was so fascinating, and I enjoyed the quieter areas...More

Thank Karen L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This work of art is surprisingly fascinating - you can spend an hour exploring its nooks and crannies and finding many little details. A great place for photo taking. Do be ready for quirky and sexual themes.

Thank gezi3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We found this place by accident, but were so glad we did. It is a beautiful display of mosiac art, and every time you turn around there is something to catch your eye. This is well worth the time!

Thank 116laurelf
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can take endless pictures inside the magic gardens, bring your friends and have a contest who can find the funniest tile. The many handmade sculptures and random art pieces made of recycled things shows you you can make art from anything! They constantly have...More

Thank chefshawn1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very nice, interesting to walk through. Filled with young people taking photos for instagram taking their time for the "perfect" photo.

Thank emkharts
Reviewed 3 October 2018

You must go in even though you can see some of it from the sidewalk. It is worth the price of admission, absolutely fantastic. The mosaic garden is beautiful. I love how Zagar has incorporated all these folk statues into his mosaics in the sculpture...More

Thank just1backpack
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We visited in July 2018. We did not buy tickets ahead of time but did not have a long wait. The exhibit is like nothing I have ever seen before, and probably won't ever see again. There are many steps so if you have difficulty...More

Thank TravelinMom619
Reviewed 1 October 2018

The creativity artists can exhibit with found materials! You can appreciate this little space for its beauty, or you can ponder the philosophy in the writing on the walls. Or you can spend your time chuckling at all the doodads, gewgaws, and bicycle wheels. You...More

Thank stevetheslim
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Such an unique place! This “garden” is half a City block of mosaics made up of recycled materials like glass, tires, whatever the artist could find. As you walk along, you’ll notice figurines and oddities places along the mosaics. Honestly, I could spend hours here...More

Thank Dana J
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1 August 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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28 July 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