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Independence Visitor Center

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Address: 1 North Independence Mall West, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone Number: 1-800-537-7676
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
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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Very nice center

Very clean, easy access, and nicely organized The staff was very helpful. It was a great first stop to what turned out to be a great short 1 day visit to a very nice city.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Very clean, easy access, and nicely organized The staff was very helpful. It was a great first stop to what turned out to be a great short 1 day visit to a very nice city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Handy. Well laid out. Everything that a tourist needs in one AIR CONDITIONED place. Helpful. Great location.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I had 6 days in the city and about 40 places that I just had to see. I made the visitor's center my first stop and Iam so glad that I did.Thanks to the very helpful staff and their suggestions I was able to see everything that I had planned. The Big Bus tour and the Philadelphia Card made getting... More 

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Las Vegas, NV
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The Independence Visitor Center has its ups and downs. The Ups? Well, it was a convenient place to buy tickets for Philly Phlash (a great non-tour bus for roaming the city) and free tickets for Independence Hall. The Downs? Half of the center is utilized by hawkers yelling at you to take this and that tour bus trip. Such pervasive... More 

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Nanuet, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

They have great information about the best tourist sites in the region. Staff is professional and courteous.

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Portland, Maine
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

You need to get tickets here in advance to see constitution hall etc. It wasn't crowded and the folks were helpful. We didn't have a long wait and the tour guide (Larry from National Park Service) was very interesting and kept the tourists engaged with a didactic style. We didn't bother with the liberty bell as the line to check... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This was a great first stop once we got into town. Information folks were very positive, useful, and easy to talk to and gave great information to help us have the best day of sight seeing we could!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Really friendly staff, beautiful area, and people visiting from all over the world. The liberty bell line was long so I couldn't see it. Also, get tickets for Independance Hall early as they run out quick (but they're free).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

A modern visitor center with some great amenities. The park rangers and staff were very welcoming and helpful. Nice and clean restrooms as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The best thing about the Visitor Centre was how knowledgeable and helpful the staff were. Not a lot to see there but a good source of information.

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