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Rodin Museum

Franklin Parkway at 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19101
215-763-8100
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Ranked #20 of 302 Attractions in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Home of the greatest Rodin collection outside of Paris. The museum houses 124 sculptures, including "The Thinker."
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California, USA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

The small building has a great collection of Rodin's work. The outside sculpture gardens can be viewed for free and contains The Thinker and Gates of Hell. A combo ticket for this and the Philadelphia Art Museum can save you money.

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Fairfield, California
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

It was a very small collection, but it was an enjoyable walk-through that took all of about 20 minutes. Another plus is the Hop-on-Hop-off Big Bus stops right outside so it is easy to get to and easy to get on to your next destination.

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Connecticut, USA
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78 reviews 78 reviews
5 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

It has a couple dozen of sculptures. Some of interesting ones are a couple of the "Thinker"s and those in tribute of Balzac.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Beautiful sculptures, well maintained grounds. Was very small inside, thought it would be so much bigger. Is free but donations are suggested. If you donate, you can also go to the Art Museum.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

It is a gift that we have a museum dedicated to Rodin in Philadelphia. With several large sculptures outside including The Thinker and the Gates of Hell flanking the doorways, the Rodin Museum invites you to explore more inside. It is a small museum, but it is inspiring and presents a nice overview of Rodin's body of work. The only... More

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Toronto, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

A beautiful and manageable collection of ALL the best Rodin sculptures. Wonderfullypresented in a building created for the purpose surrounded by gardens and more sculpture. Having seen many collections, this is next only to the Paris Rodin museum, but presented in a very similar style. Philly is lucky to have this gem and well worth the visit!

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NewJersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

An interesting assortment of sculptures including "The Kiss" and "The Thinker". Many beautiful works in marble, bronze and plaster such as "Danaid", "Andromeda" and "Eternal Springtime". The audio tour is helpful and informative. It's a wonderful place to spend an afternoon. If you are a member of the Philadelphia Museum of Art Admission is free and there is a free... More

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Caldwell, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is a lovely museum. The space is beautiful, and the amount of sculpture is enough to absorb and contemplate over if you're into sculpture and/or Rodin, and not overwhelming for those with a passing interest and/or kids.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Went to Paris a couple of years ago and fell in love with Rodin's sculptures. Was nice to see his work again a little closer to home. Lots of pieces, mostly works from the Gates of Hell

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Vancouver
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The front doors depicted the Gates to Hell and inside were small statues that were enlarged parts of the features of the door. Very interesting and small exhibit with entrance by donation or free if you went by the next day with a Museum of Art paid ticket.

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