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Swann Fountain

19th and Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Logan Circle, Philadelphia, PA
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Dry

Unfortunately on a cold terribly windy day that I happened to drop by Philadelphia, this fountain's... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
XxCorsetxX
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San Francisco, California
Great fountain.

This is a great place to stop and relax when walking around. The fountain is just gorgeous and... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
toscwolfstar
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Chester, Vermont
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“logan square” (5 reviews)
“museum of art” (4 reviews)
“library” (3 reviews)
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19th and Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Logan Circle, Philadelphia, PA
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately on a cold terribly windy day that I happened to drop by Philadelphia, this fountain's water wasn't on at all. It is still huge and beautiful, of course. Make sure you plan your visit around a time when they turn the water on!

Thank XxCorsetxX
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

This is a great place to stop and relax when walking around. The fountain is just gorgeous and offers great photos. Just be careful as evening approaches as the homeless begin to claim the benches and are not very friendly.

Thank toscwolfstar
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Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Located in Logan Circle this is a most beautiful fountain. If you look one direction you can see the Museum of Art. If you look the other you can see the city hall building. This is a nice place to visit.

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Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

We came to Philadelphia to see the famous Museum of Art and the Rodin Museum. But the greatest work of Art in the city, we found by chance, is this set of gorgeous fountain sculptures: double life size. They were the work of Alexander Calder...More

Thank Barry M
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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend loves this show and so when we found this fountain he was over the moon! It is a very beautiful fountain near so many other stops in Philly like the Ben Franklin Institute, the Library, and nature and natural science museum. You don't...More

Thank Tirzah D
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

The design of the fountain is awesome. In summer when it's sunny and very hot weather you will find yourself on this cold spot. You should smell the fresh air and enjoy water droplets. It's fantastic feeling.

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Reviewed 1 January 2017

New years eve and the lights that gave the swann fountain life was just the start of a new year that I believe will make a great deal of me and my friends a adventure for the entire year... 2017 !!!!!The parade is on Monday...More

Thank thomas p
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Reviewed 24 November 2016

Another impressive free attraction surrounded by greenery not far from the Art Museum and Museum of Science. Check it out while you are walking around Logan Square.

Thank TommyBoy94
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is a large water feature that has various creatures spraying water into the air including frogs, turtles, a large fish, likely a goose, and of course, a swan. It is the work of the son of the man who sculpted the Penn statue on...More

Thank Fox11354
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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Swann Fountain is an impressive centre piece of Logan Square, which is in fact a circle. A traffic Island. An open small green space/park, pavements circle the fountain with segmented green/lawned areas & several benches. Sculptures of Native American figures symbolise the areas major streams....More

Thank Gregory O
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