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Fairmount Park

Philadelphia, PA 19131
+1 215-683-0200
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One of the world's largest municipal parks, a sprawling 9,200 acres contains several million trees and America's oldest zoo.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“both sides” (11 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Philadelphia, PA 19131
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"japanese house"
in 15 reviews
"schuylkill river"
in 18 reviews
"both sides"
in 11 reviews
"boat house row"
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"horticultural center"
in 5 reviews
"kelly drive"
in 11 reviews
"cedar grove"
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"martin luther king"
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"cherry blossoms"
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"please touch museum"
in 10 reviews
"a great place to spend"
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"water works"
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"philadelphia museum of art"
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"bike"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Attended the MG plant sale yesterday! Wonderful event! Great workshops and wide array of plants. Beautiful park!

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

We love visiting here during the weekends. Beautiful park with lots to do on a nice day. Two thumbs up!

Thank Brian D
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

This park has so many things to do that this review just covers one thing: be sure to go there and take advantage of at least one of the many attractions. There are so many things to do: river trail, Japanese gardens, mansions, playing fields,...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

I spent a day at Fairmont Park watching a regatta on the Schuykill River. This park is terrific- great jogging trails- all overlooking the river. Very pretty. Towards the sound end of the park there is “boathouse row” where a lot of Rowing clubs have...More

1  Thank Connecticutguy
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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Upon the recommendation of a Philadelphia local, we decided to come here to stroll by the river and watch the boats rowing up and down the river. We walked along the river and admired the different sculptures along the way including a Frederick Remington. Boat...More

1  Thank DDay1959
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

This is by far one of my favorite places in Philly. There is a lovely little demonstration garden by the arboretum and horticultural center (where you can find parking nearby and then walk over to visit the Shofuso Japanese House, for a fee).

2  Thank emme45
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Reviewed 15 July 2017

A beautifully-designed park that's been used for many purposes over the centuries and is well-loved today. The green lungs of Philadelphia

Thank Thomas V
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

I lived in the Fairmount neighborhood for 2 years and came to love this park. A recent visit showed it to be cleaner and better lit (very good things) and still charming. I had lived for years next to Prospect Park before I moved here,...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2017

the Fairmount Park lies on both sides of the river and is large. There are beautiful cherry and ornamental fruit trees . Do not miss the Shofuso Japanese House, The Please Touch Museum, The Boathouse Row, and the Skyline Drive. Also with a tour are...More

2  Thank Kyle S
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

Sometime in Fairmount Park you really feel like you're not in the city. It's huge! Great place to see a concert. Great place to just bring a hammock and lie around. Great place to go sledding. Take a walk there!

1  Thank Alexandra J L
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Daniel R
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Response from btravelhappy | Reviewed this property |
My apologies these do not get pushed to me. I would not go into the park at night unless I had a group with me and only in certain sections. There are other parks in the area I would use instead.
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