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Independence Visitor Center

Neighborhood: City Center East
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Address: 1 North Independence Mall West, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone Number: 1-800-537-7676
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Description: The Independence Visitor Center is the primary point of orientation for...
The Independence Visitor Center is the primary point of orientation for Independence National Historical Park, the City of Philadelphia, the Southern New Jersey and Delaware River Waterfronts, as well as Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties in Pennsylvania.
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Staff was extremely helpful with giving guidance on what to visit and how much stuff cost. It was MLK Day weekend so there were some free passes given for stuff that otherwise... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Staff was extremely helpful with giving guidance on what to visit and how much stuff cost. It was MLK Day weekend so there were some free passes given for stuff that otherwise would've cost. Also got my pic with a statue of the Phillies mascot which was a nice plus :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

our travel rep. at the visitors center was very sweet and made good recommendations. She knew all the details for the local spots and the tourist 'must sees' she also gave us maps and discounts available.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

parking is available, lil movie theaters, great place to stay in doors when its raining or if its too hot. great place to plan your visit if you didn't in advance.

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Monument Beach, Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

There is a nice 30 minute movie that plays all day and it is an entertaining show. There are also helpful staff, and a nice cafe for a coffee or hot chocolate. Rest rooms are available as are drinks. It is right next to the Liberty Bell and is a great stop to plan your day in the area

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This is more like a information center in a big building where you can get free information, buy bs phlush bus ticket ($5/day hop on hop off - highly recommended), and have lunch or coffee.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Everybody in there is nice. If you have any question, they willing to help you.

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Hanover, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

A great place to go to get information about touring Independence Hall. They also have the stamps for the National Park passports. We didn't get a chance to see the film there. There is also a Rocky Statue and a Philly Phanatic Statue in case you didn't get to that part of Philadelphia.

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philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Start here! This is where you get all your information about the city, tours, and activities. Most everything starts here. They have brochure and lots of people to guide and help you.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Remember to get your tickets for your visit to the Independence Hall here , no tickets needed for the Liberty Bell

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

First of all, there is a garage on premise that connects to this place #convenience. Once you are in, you are greeted by the nicest people that are willing to assist the best way possible and eager to answer all your questions. The place has two short movies, nice little review of the past. From here you are within walking... More 

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