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Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

1020 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1936
+1 215-733-0390
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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 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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1020 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1936
City Center East
+1 215-733-0390
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This review could be much better had I had the chance to even get in. When we arrived at 3:30, they were sold out of tickets until 5:30. For real? We were not about to wait around for 2 hours to get in to have...More

Thank clewgurl16
PMGStaff, Manager at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello! We're sorry you weren't able to come in and visit us! We highly recommend purchasing tickets online ahead of time to avoid sold-out time slots and long lines. You can buy admission tickets up to a month in advance on our website. If you...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Time capsule from when community gardens provided vital refuge from a chaotic city. While the neighborhood has evolved, spirit remains. We were lucky to run into a tour, helpful staff. Make sure to visit the gallery indoors and see the original RMutt :) delighted my...More

Thank Erin L
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stumbled across the magic garden by accident walking along south street and seeing the wall murals. I decided to go into the garden on a whim. Wow am so glad I did. I think you need more than more one visit to see everything...More

Thank oberon6
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved my visit to the magic gardens. It's colourful and interesting. Lovely to walk around this hidden gem in the middle of Philly. Lots of photo opportunities. It's also nice to look out for the artist's mosaics and murals around town. there's a map...More

Thank Judi W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely place to visit once in Philadelphia. It's really stunning and has a surprising history. I recommend to visit the garden itself but also look around in the area around and see how people decorate the wall of their houses. It's amazing.

Thank Natt S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is so cool! I went on an exhibition opening night when there was free entry. The temporary show was really nice. The art was colorful and it was fun to find the little paragraphs written on the paintings. The other parts of the...More

Thank ashleypendrak
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing art work by Isaiah Zagar. I've never seen a place like this before. If you're an artsy, you must go and see this unique & interesting place. Very creative and pretentious in a very nice location in Philly.

Thank Yessy B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This visit is where Philadelphia meets Barcelona and will totally bring out your inner child! We spent a fun afternoon giggling with childlike joy and playing "I Spy" at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens. Words won't do justice to this review, you simply need to go see...More

Thank Debbie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the artist Isaiah Zagar's personal outdoor mosaic art. It only cost $10 and was definitely interesting kind of art form.There's a lot of mosaic tiles and bottles and random interesting stuff used as a art all over the property . The garden consisted...More

Thank Duraiya K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the artist Isaiah Zagar's largest installation of outsider art. Many of his works are found here and there on the walls of home and businesses around Philadelphia, but this is phenomenal in its scope and dreamlike atmosphere. A small part is indoors, but...More

Thank nydolly
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Response from TrickyFlamingo | Reviewed this property |
If you are taking the tour, you will be walking around the neighborhood to look at wall murals. The walk will take you near the Reading Terminal Market, where there are plenty of food options, and an area with tables.