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Randyland, Pittsburgh

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#12 of 22 in Museums in Pittsburgh
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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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  • An amazing feast for the senses! Colours, textures, the cacophony is so pleasant, grab a chair, dig your toes into the sand and let the experience wash over you!  more »
  • We thoroughly enjoyed wandering around Randy's creation and admiring his creativity. This is a no admission fee but he accepts donations. This would be a nice break spot for people with young kids. Th...  more »
  • My teenager daughter and her friend had Randyland on their "must see" list for the summer. We had such a fun visit! Randy was there and shared stories and details about his work. So much to see. Lots ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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