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Randyland, Pittsburgh

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#12 of 22 in Museums in Pittsburgh
Randyland is a garden made from repurposed materials found, bought & donated.

Property owner and dreamer, Randy Gilson, started in 1982 saving the empty

neighborhood lots and streetscaping 30 blocks into public art gardens. Randyland

(the yellow castle) was purchased at auction in 1996 for $10,000 and the dream began to take form.
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  • We really didn't know what to expect - but we really enjoyed our time in Randyland. We smiled the whole time. We visited in the winter, with severWal inches of snow on the ground. Set against the grey...  more »
  • Visiting Randyland is hard to explain. We didn't know what to expect but we are very glad we went. We were able to meet Randy and speak with him for a few minutes. Seeing all of the art he has created...  more »
  • It's a super cute backyard of the artist. He is always around and smiling. A short visit if you want to hop over from the National Aviary. Loved their international 'welcome' wall.  more »
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  • We've not feeling to well with my friend because of the cold but when we arrived to Randyland it really look like we were in other place and the positive vibes and good energy and welcoming Randy with a beautiful expression of love for what you do and for the people and the place you are has Randys name all over it and his wonderful personality and how he cares about people it just changed all those bad feelings into just feeling amazing and thankful for people like Randy. Thanks! First time in Pitts and really made me myself and my friend love it!! Wonderful people and vibes 💖👌
  • I'm on a constant hunt to find the weird everywhere I travel and I've been meaning to visit Randyland for quite some time, and I'm so happy I finally did this morning. First off, I live in Chicago now, so I'm not overly familiar with the neighborhood. Luckily, it's bright yellow/rainbow colored, so it's pretty difficult to miss! I arrived right when it opened at 10am and had the place to myself. Randyland has some free information handouts and a variety of souvenirs that you can honor-system donate for. I got a cool little button on my way out. Overall, it's a wonderland of brightly painted stuff that's super fun to explore and take pictures of. There are tables, chairs, and benches so you can hang out for a bit too! I highly recommend stopping by, even if it's just for 10-15 min. Bring the family - my parents enjoyed it and want to take the grandkids soon! A true Pittsburgh gem.
  • My partner and I were in Pittsburgh all weekend. Sunday being our last day there we decided to stop by RandyLand and it was our favorite stop our whole trip. Randy and Mac are truly beautiful people. I would definitely recommend stopping buy. Such positive vibes all around and so breathtaking!
  • A very unique and bright ever evolving art exhibit at the home of the artist. When Randy is around, he'll happily tell you about his work and hijack your camera to take some amazing pictures of you and your friends around his artwork. So fun and very much worth the visit!
  • Very eclectic little place, full of color and happiness! There is so much there to look at, you would really need to take a few minutes to take it all in. We had a family member in Allegheny General Hospital and this was a nice little break from the hospital atmosphere. It was easy to find and close-by the hospital, so it is definitely walkable. It is up the hill though! Randy may appear to be a bit of a hippie, but it's a great project that he's got there.

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