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Rodin Museum

Franklin Parkway at 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19101
215-763-8100
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Ranked #20 of 293 Attractions in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Art Museums
Description: Home of the greatest Rodin collection outside of Paris. The museum houses 124 sculptures, including "The Thinker."
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This is a quiet museum on the Ben Franklin Parkway one stop from the Philadelphia Museum of Fine Arts. You can walk around the outside grounds with the many sculptures for free or enter the museum for a modest donation. The most famous sculpture are "The Thinker" and "The Gates of Hell".

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Savannah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

My friends and I visited the Rodin Museum after a short walk there from the Barnes Foundation. The setting is particularly appealing and the museum itself is small enough (basically one large room with offshoots) that it provides a great break between the much larger Barnes and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. There is a suggested entry fee; however, surely... More

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New York City, New York
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Philadelphia is a nice town that offers a lot of unique opportunities to enjoy art. It's also very clean and safe, and great for walking around and exploring. The Rodin Museum is a great stop on a long walk, since it is small, but offers an impressive collection of Rodin's work. The building is also very ell designed and the... More

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Tucson, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

I took my daughter here. I've been to the Rodin Museum in Paris and this is like a mini-version. I thought they had a great collection that included "The Thinker" and "Gates of Hell". It is a small museum but a really nice collection of his work here in the US. I have an appreciation for Rodin's work and this... More

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Durham, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

The Philadelphia Rodin Museum is very well done. Smallish, but filled with great sculpture. The audio tour is excellent. Very worthwhile, and convenient to either the Barnes or the Philadelphia Art Museum. Takes about an hour. Modest fee.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

My wife and I visited this museum on Oct 9, 2014. It is a small, intimate museum with many authentic sculptures from Rodin bought by movie theater magnate (Nickelodeon) Jules Mastbaum. This museum has the largest collection of Rodin's works outside of Paris, which I have also visited. The Gates of Hell, huge bronze 3D door, by the entrance was... More

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akron, oh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

you can get through this very quickly but if you go to the phili museum of art you get admission here to and i would reccomend it.

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Dallas, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Very tasteful, small sculpture museum. Beautiful sculpture gardens surrounding the museums in the classical French style. Inspiring.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

fantastic Rodin collection. The building is beautifully done and be sure to walk outdoors as there are several pieces displayed amongst the gardens. Right next door to the Barnes Foundation.

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La Grange, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I believe this museum was a gift to Philadelphia from w movie house tycoon and what a gift it is. Almost austere but at just the right measure so it showcases Rodin's brilliance in bringing sculpture to life. In same area as Barnes - another must see.

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