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Philly Phlash

12th Street and Market Street, Philadelphia, PA (City Center East)
+1 215-965-7676
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Ranked #24 of 78 Activities in Philadelphia
Type: Trams
Owner description: The Phlash is the quick, easy and inexpensive connection to key Philadelphia historic attractions and cultural institutions. The bright purple trolley... more » Owner description: The Phlash is the quick, easy and inexpensive connection to key Philadelphia historic attractions and cultural institutions. The bright purple trolley is one the best ways to get around to more than 19 key locations in Center City and is just $2 each time you board! So hop-on and hop-off the purple trolley and see Philadelphia in a Phlash! « less
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Mechanicville, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We traveled from Upstate New York to Philadelphia via Yankee Trails on August 9th. They dropped us off at the Visitor's Center, but we wanted to visit the zoo, which is on the other end of the city. We bought two full day passes on the Philly Phlash for $5 each, which turned out to be an excellent way to... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

It is a cheap efficient way to travel around the city without getting lost. My only complaint is that it does not start till 10 and ends at 6. But it is cheaper than public transit.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Recently visited my homnetown of Philadelphia and played "tourist", staying in Center City. Getting around to as many of the attractions and venues in the downtown area was made MUCH easier using the Phlash. It was clean and economical, and allowed me to see a lot of places I hadn't seen in decades. It also saved me the wear and... More

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Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

$2 one ride, $5 for the daily pass. Go fr the latteria if you nave a whole day to spend around the it's attractions. But remember that it stops running after 6PM.

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Va, Usa
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Cheap, clean transportation around tourist areas, but the buses stop running at 6:00pm, and last pick up at your stop could be much earlier. Be sure to pay attention to the times posted on the signs at the stops.

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Bowling Green KY
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87 reviews 87 reviews
26 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Purchased a 12.00 septa independence card, traveled from the airport and back, used the subway and all over the city with the Phlash. The Phlash was timely, clean and really convenient! Also other travelers shared their tour and sightseeing experiences which really was fun!

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Corydon, Iowa
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53 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We parked in the garage at Independence National Park, and, after seeing what we wanted to see there, rode the Phlash to some of the exhibits farther out. It's a great way to go; we didn't have to worry about traffic, parking, or finding our way around. We were even able to use our tickets to get a discount on... More

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MA
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82 reviews 82 reviews
47 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

End to end of the major tourist sites. This is the tour bus to start with 1st. The bus comes approximately every 15-20 mins. Get a day pass so you don't have to hassle with paying for every trip. There are $2 off coupons in the tourist magazines. If you're a family of 3, three is a family pack for... More

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Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We walked from Penn's Landing to Rodin Museum, with the Reading Terminal Market and Mutter Museum in between. The Philly Phlash was a good choice to make sure we could fit Eastern State Penitentiary and the Philly Art Museum in the same afternoon, plus a ride back. We had several nice drivers on clean comfortable buses. $5 for an all... More

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Sanford, North Carolina
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24 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We parked our car downtown, had lunch and then went to the Independence Hall visitor center. We couldn't get tickets for Independence Hall until 5:00. Rather then move our car, we bought the all day pass for 5 dollars. The buses come often and the stops are well marked. We took the bus out to the Museum area. We only... More

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