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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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  • October 2, 2017
    I'd heard of Randyland for so long, and it lived up to the expectations! Not really much to DO there, but it's so cool to look at and really take in all of the work Randy has done! It's so colorful wi...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    Strange, fun place, with typical 'outsider art' vibe. While we were there, randy came out and spoke to the assembled visitors (at length...). Worth a visit if you're on the north side  more »
  • September 29, 2017
    Not far from the National Aviary, I probably would have been mad if I drove out of my way to see it. An interesting house in a dumpy neighborhood. Ok, it's cool, some guy took a lot of time to paint h...  more »
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  • June 20, 2017
    What a wonderful surprise! We found Randyland before it even opened. We had to stop to take pictures of this extremely colorful, fun, inviting place. It was opening as we were taking these pictures and we were welcomed into a magical garden of color. I felt like Dorothy. Everything is painted. Everything is inviting. It is an experience above a place. I'm certain if it wasn't so early, this place would have been packed with people and activities. But we were very lucky to have had the entire back yard to ourselves for a while, and we took in the solace and beauty. Donations are accepted to help pay for the paints and art work.
  • July 11, 2017
    Randyland is a down to earth place with the best most positive host there is, Randy. Places like Randyland reminds us if how beautiful everything could be. Randy's positive energy and outlook of life is wonderful.
  • May 28, 2017
    I have never seen such a positive happy soul as Randy. Peace, love and joy to you, thank you for sharing this spas with us. Don't ever let any one dull your sparkle.
  • April 20, 2017
    Randyland isn't a location, it's an experience. Randy is not only amazingly talented, he is one of the most beautiful persons I have ever met. The art is phenomenal and it's truly a gift that he shares his home with everyone. Spend time taking in all the artwork and enjoy some lessons in life, laughter, and love.
  • July 4, 2017
    So do yourself a favor to here. Feel love and art all in one place. Go Randy and Mac and Cat

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