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Boathouse Row

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Address: Kelly Dr., E. Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA 19130
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+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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Watch the rowing on the schuylkill River

This is were local rowing clubs store their racing boats. The place looks totally awesome at sunset from the Martin Luther King Drive . It's all lit up. In the spring time and the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Joe K
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is were local rowing clubs store their racing boats. The place looks totally awesome at sunset from the Martin Luther King Drive . It's all lit up. In the spring time and the summer and into the fall they gave Regatta's on the river. You can see someone rowing on the river all year long. Picture a warm summer... More 

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Valley Forge, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is perhaps the best nighttime drive along I-76, seeing the Boathouse Row with the lights flickering. This Christmas Season, they have changed it to red and green or white. Captivating and nostalgic. If you are driving out of the city, try taking the Martin Luther King Jr. Drive as you round the steps of the Philadelphia Museum. Great vantage... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

se it all the river the boats the college team on the water for their races that are usually in the warmer weather!!!!!!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

I love love Philly boathouse row. they change the color due to the events. ex blue and red for election , etc. this is my favorite thing to show to tourists and they all love it.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

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 15 November 2016

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

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

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 13 November 2016

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 8 November 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

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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