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Rodin Museum

Franklin Parkway at 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19101
215-763-8100
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Ranked #22 of 289 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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Washington DC
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

One avid museum goer and one partially willing museum goer. The grounds are beautiful and a nice place to sit and enjoy. Inside they've done a great job of grouping works into informative displays. The works are beautiful and show different portions of his development as an artist. I would strongly recommend this for anyone who has even a passing... More

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The museum is really small but they have amazing things! if you bought the "phi pass" don't hesitate to go there!' (if you enjoy art, for sure!) the museum store is not so exciting... so do not expect so much!

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Panama City, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

One of only two museums housing Rodin's works. Learned a lot about my favorite sculpture, The Thinker. The sculpture garden was spectacular - larger than life. Wouldn't recommend this museum for families with small children as they'd probably be bored. A must-see for adults visiting the great city of Philadelphia.

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Perugia, Italy
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The second museum of the world for the Rodin's works. Great place to enjoy the arts and learn more about European arts.

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Portland
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42 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

While we have seen some of Rodin's work in the Maryhill Museum in the Columbia River Gorge (near the full size replica of Stonehenge), this was more of his works including the "Gates of Hell" on the outside of the building and various early practice sections of it inside. A smaller and larger version of his most famous work "The... More

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This was my first visit to the Rodin Museum since they moved some of the sculpture outside. That greatly improves it--the inside is no longer overcrowded, and in particular the Burghers of Calais works much better in the open air than inside, where it oddly dominated the room; seen from the window inside the figures seem appropriately diminished, matching the... More

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New York City, New York
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

If you can't go to Paris then this is a must see destination during a stay in Philadelphia. The museum is only on one level but has an excellent collection of pieces by Rodin as well as gardens with some outside casts of Rodin pieces. Can easily do museum in about 1- 11/2 hours and combine with Barnes Foundation which... More

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Parsippany, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The grounds were pretty in seeing the numerous sculptures outside. Saw a wedding party of groomsmen taking photos.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Big things come in small packages, and Rodin Museum is perhaps the best example. This small, one-floor museum may be one of the finest museums that you will ever visit in your life! As you enter from the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, you will be immediately greeted by the life-sized bronze Thinker in front of a white gateway. Once you pass... More

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New York City, New York
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I enjoyed the grounds of the museum as well as the inside. It had a very Zen quality to it. The admission is only $10 or it's included in the price if you buy a ticket for the Philadelphia museum of art. The museum itself is small, so it doesn't take too long to see it, and the sculptures were... More

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