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Boathouse Row

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Address: Kelly Dr., E. Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Phone Number: +1 215-769-9693
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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The best walking and biking route in the city is along the Schuylkill...

The best walking and biking route in the city is along the Schuylkill River. The cluster of 15 rowing clubs host a variety of rowing and running events each year.

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Wonderful Walking - Even after a Long Day

By the time we got to Boathouse Row, we had walked almost 10 miles all around the central Philly sights. But this was a very enjoyable walk - along the river, along the various... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By the time we got to Boathouse Row, we had walked almost 10 miles all around the central Philly sights. But this was a very enjoyable walk - along the river, along the various college and school and fraternity buildings - some of which had seen better days, and some of which looked like they were just built (only in... More 

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Uniontown, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All of the houses are lit up after dark, and look great! During the day, look for rowers practicing.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'd recommend being on the opposite side of the river (hang out on Schuylkill Drive) to take in the beauty of boathouse row. After dark, the entire row is lit up and it's one of the prettiest sights in the city.

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Bernardsville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We bicycled Boathouse Row using the bike share program Indego. It was a great way to see Boathouse Row!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Boathouse Row is an icon Philadelphia landmark. The boat houses are not a far walk from the Philadelphia Museum of Art and also have a nice area of their own with walkways and parks. Boathouse row really comes alive at night especially with the newly installed LED lights that the city recently installed to allow changing of light colors and... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

worth a quick stop while driving by such a pretty sight. they just redid all the lights so it is very bright and beautiful right now. fun with kids or romantic with a partner

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Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently improved lighting producing an evening spectacular cross river view. These Boathouse are spectacular and historic and have been in fully use for more than a century. Enjoy the colorful houses and a walk, jog or bike ride up the river drive in Fairmont Park then have a casual lunch or dinner at one of the river view restaurants.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Boathouse Row is a nice walk from the Art museum. The river and the park are very picturesque. The houses lit up at night though with their reflections in the river is the best time to visit.

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were there to see the regatta. Beautiful day along the banks of the river. Nice path for exercise and well used by city dwellers.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

at first i thought this would be a place similar to helen ga in which there would be shops and maybe a coffee stand or diner. but instead, this is the location where the crew boats are housed for some of the most prestigious crew teams jn phidelphia. it was great to sit and watch as the teams got into... More 

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