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Independence Visitor Center

1 North Independence Mall West, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (City Center East)
1-800-537-7676
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Ranked #19 of 288 Attractions in Philadelphia
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Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The Independence Visitor Center is the primary point of orientation for Independence National Historical Park, the City of Philadelphia, the Southern... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Herndon, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Stop here first before heading on to the park. The Rangers are helpful, you need a timed ticket to enter the park which you get here and the films most informative.

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Tennessee
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112 reviews 112 reviews
68 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

A/C, restrooms, touristy shop, well-stocked cafe, and convenient parking garage all make this a central location to start a trip to the park. There are exhibits and movies as well.

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Ft. Collins, Colorado
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63 reviews 63 reviews
18 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

You have to pick up your Independence Hall tickets here so arrive early and walk through the exhibits. You will learn more than you could imagine.

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New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

Nothing special about this visitor's center. It was clean and air conditioned - a nice break in the hot summer days. The bathrooms were clean - could not find a water fountain. The attendant at the desk to get free Independence Hall tickets was pleasant. There are some fun statues to take photos with as you wait for your tour.... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

One of my favorite tourist information center in the USA. Right off of 5'th and Market. Great place to use the restroom get a sip of water from their clean fountains and most of all a very friendly staff that can give you directions and reservations and even coupons for hotels/hostels. They also have guides and brochures about many other... More

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Minnesota Lake, Minnesota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Good prices at the snack shop (filled with healthy choices). Souvenir gift shop had something for everyone. Nice facilties

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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85 reviews 85 reviews
50 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We have kids who love to do the National Park Programs, so we immediately went to the service counter to ask about programs. The kids received some free trading cards and instructions on how to collect more. There was also a booklet that they received that they could fill out to earn their Junior National Park Ranger badge for Independence... More

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Teaneck, New Jersey, USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The visitor center is the first place to visit before touring. They provide a wealth of information on 'places to see', tours to take, short films to view, pricing, and travel alternatives. The building is clean, light and airy and the staff was courteous, always smiling and willing to answer any questions asked. The center itself is full of history... More

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Newcastle upon tyne
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

You need to go here first to get maps and local tour bus info. You also get free tickets here for independence hall.

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Norris City, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Get your Philly smashed Pennies here and use the restroom! Souvenirs kind of expensive but it's definitely worth stopping after the liberty bell.

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