Things to do in Philadelphia

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Things to Do in Philadelphia

Top Attractions in Philadelphia

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  • Tim R
    Bethany Beach, DE191 contributions
    Great learning experience. Audio tour with Steve Buscemi was excellent. Surprising history. A little over the top pushing the current political issues. Don't opt for the sunset beer garden tour. It's a storage container that sells drinks.
    Written 3 July 2022
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  • Carolyn Peters
    San Diego, CA21 contributions
    Customer service was excellent. The free tour was very informative and the evening music with food/beverage options was stellar. We spent almost seven hours soaking in the art.
    Written 1 July 2022
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  • skychaserCalgary
    Calgary, Canada960 contributions
    If you want to see hundreds of Renoirs and Matisse along with many other pieces of art this is the place to be.
    Written 2 July 2022
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  • Russell3939
    Castle Rock, CO680 contributions
    There are tons of shops and restaurants in here. It is a very visual experience. This should be a must visit to Philadelphia.
    Written 28 June 2022
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  • RNB5
    Rotorua, New Zealand22 contributions
    It served as a reminder of the place from where we came and helps us continue hoping for a better tomorrow
    Written 29 June 2022
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  • RNB5
    Rotorua, New Zealand22 contributions
    And those times were not always a reflection of our best selves but so far seems to be working out alright :-)
    Written 29 June 2022
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  • eliezk
    Jerusalem, Israel4 contributions
    I was so happy to take a tour of the city from a bird's eye view. The bar on the deck was a nice place to enjoy a drink. Philly Fred was there to show me around and his explanations made my trip!
    Written 24 November 2020
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  • Heather M
    Maryland104 contributions
    There's a bit more here than just the Liberty Bell. Outside the center are some excavations of building foundations that you can see from above (glass covered). Also outside is a focus on the enslaved people who were involved in the building of our country and Revolutionary War. After exploring this, we went through a security check and went into the building which houses the bell. On our way to see it, we were able to learn about the history of the Liberty Bell and how it was used as a symbol for different movements throughout US history. When we finally arrived at the bell, my 8-year-old turned to me and said, "I thought it would be bigger." And indeed, in my mind, I remembered it being bigger. However, it is still a large bell, and it is large in it's ability to inspire people in our country. If you are in Philadelphia, you should definitely go see it. It's the Liberty Bell, after all.
    Written 1 July 2022
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  • Heather M
    Maryland104 contributions
    We came here for the Harry Potter Exhibit and also explored much of the rest of the museum. The Potter exhibit was WONDERFUL for us Potter enthusiasts. Lots of great photo opportunities and activities to do along the way.

    The rest of the museum was wonderful as well. I had read that the museum was dated, but I found that not to be true. I had visited the museum 20 years ago and the heart that you walk through was in MUCH better condition at our recent visit than it had been in 2002. The rest of the museum was up to date as well. My kids particularly enjoyed the area on sports, the physics area, and the earth science area. We tend to go to a lot of science museums when we travel and this was definitely one of my favorites.

    My only complaint is that I was somewhat misdirected about the cafeteria area. I saw a small snack stand and was told by the person working there that it was the only place in the building to get food. So we had a big snack and decided to get lunch when we left. However, when we went to the area on circulation, we saw the cafeteria on the other side of a long entrance way. Not the end of the world, but frustrating.

    All in all, we enjoyed our visit very much. I would recommend it to others.
    Written 1 July 2022
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  • 1francophile
    Kitchener, Canada1,610 contributions
    As a former Philadelphia, I am sorry to say this was my first visit to the Rodin, but it will definitely not be my last! It’s conveniently located on the Parkway, about a twenty minute plus walk from Center City. The tariff is based on a contribution system- or pay what you can afford. While filled with many fine examples of Rodin’s artistry over the years, from statues to hands, the museum can be fully appreciated in less than one hour. Examples of his body of work in photos are included for your information. It’s quality and unique attributes make this a required visit while in Philadelphia! Very Highly Recommended!
    Written 29 June 2022
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  • tenniseyeguy
    new york157 contributions
    Although this is situated out of the Downtown, it is easy to get to by Lyft, and is a fine ballpark, built in the Retro fashion of the modern ballparks, such as Camden yards. We enjoyed the outdoor exhibits, such as the plaques, retired numbers, and statues. The seats were comfortable and the sight lines were good. Minor criticisms are that the scoreboard should be in center, not in left. Also would like to see the exit velo for balls hit , as I do in my beloved Yankee Stadium. Also felt that the Philly Phanatic was lame, but I guess I have to get used to mascots representing their teams in the lesser franchises. Many fine food items are available for purchase. I especially appreciated that the Bobble Head of the great Bryce Harper was given to every fan, and not just the first several thousand attendants, which is the case in other ballparks.
    Written 14 June 2022
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  • akat411
    San Francisco, CA115 contributions
    We walked over here from the Betsy Ross house. It's a neat alley for sure. Some picturesque buildings - the museum wasn't open when we were there so I don't feel we got a lot of the historical significance of the alley. Hard to believe people actually currently live in the buildings! It was hot and sunny when we went - not much shade so be prepared if planning to stay a while.
    Written 27 June 2022
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  • MaryannF650
    Clarksville, TN1,374 contributions
    There were 40 of us seniors touring Philadelphia. It was a rainy day in June and we were on a motor coach. However, we just had to do a drive by and see Rocky.

    It was a great, huge statue conveniently located in front of the stairs. No lines forming on this rainy day. Nice photo op.
    Written 19 June 2022
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  • patriciay455
    Baltimore, MD204 contributions
    Happy to report that the Jewish Museum in Philadelphia has re-opened and although there is not a lot of new exhibits, it is still worth revisiting or visiting for the first time.
    Written 13 May 2022
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  • Joann B
    NJ250 contributions
    I felt like a founding father-even if the furniture isn't the original, the room had a great feel to it.
    Written 16 June 2022
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