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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 1 week ago via mobile

My friends and I️ LOVED this. It was the cheapest thing we did while in Philly and probably one of our favorites. It cost us 8$ each as students but $10 (the regular price) is still pretty great. It’s so much fun to explore and...More

Thank DanielaRob
Reviewed 1 week ago

this is a whimsical place for all age to enjoy. Inexpensive treat for the eyes. most of this is an out door experience so you need to dress appropriate for the weather. pets are welcome but a little tricky for handicap or anyone not stable...More

Thank ladhybug
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

That was the best ten bucks I've spent in Philly! It was a fun treat to wander through the bright colors and mirrored mosaics with lots of cool twist and turn breezeways! What a cool thing to do with a bunch of broken bits!

Thank tevagirl2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been visiting Philly for years, but I had never heard of this place. I saw a colleague's picture sitting in the garden, and I honestly thought he was in Barcelona at a Gaudi park. He was actually at the Magic Garden on South...More

Thank chicago90Phoenix
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This glass and mosaic garden is amazing. The creativity to create such a lovely is unbelievable. It has several small levels to view too.

Thank dianev4422
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Hidden, artistic, peaceful stroll though the garden. Good place to get away from the usual tourist areas.

2  Thank James E
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Visited with my husband and eight year old. What a treasure and must see off the beaten path on south st. A small museum and open art space dedicated to mosaic with a variety of objects. Small and a a bit crowded. Yet the entrance...More

1  Thank SashaGRose
Reviewed 2 October 2017

They have many little rooms to walk around in with tile walls in hundred of colors. Out back the walls and gardens are decorated in tiles and kitchen ware, prices of bike and any thing else you can think of.

1  Thank Jeannie N
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

This place is like one big mosaic masterpiece. The front of the building pretty much shows you exactly what you should expect to see. When you first walk in, it doesn't seem like it would be as big as it actually is. It was so...More

Thank Rhea R
Reviewed 28 September 2017

My wife and I decided to visit the attraction during Philadelphia week. Several publications stated that admission would be free during this time. When we arrived, after pay parking, we were told that a paid ticket was required for entry,, no more free tickets were...More

Thank Bill H
PMGStaff, Manager at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

Hello Bill! We're sorry you weren't able to get in during Philly Free Week! We tried to be as clear as possible wherever we posted information about the ins and outs of that week, but we know there was still a lot of confusion. We...More

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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.