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Fairmount Park

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Address: Philadelphia, PA 19131
Phone Number: 215-683-0200
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Description: One of the world's largest municipal parks, a sprawling 9,200 acres...
One of the world's largest municipal parks, a sprawling 9,200 acres contains several million trees and America's oldest zoo.
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A Forest in the City

Fairmount Park is within the city limits of Philadelphia but it is a refuge from the city atmosphere. It is hard to imagine that you are often within steps of the busy streets of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Fairmount Park is within the city limits of Philadelphia but it is a refuge from the city atmosphere. It is hard to imagine that you are often within steps of the busy streets of the city when you enter the park. The park is scattered among many sites all over the city -- with different names and different characteristics. The... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This is one BIG park! But the Japanese garden area is my favorite part of the park. It has a tea house for afternoon tea. Quit nice. The grounds are just amazing goes on forever and ever! Fairmount park has lots of events as well as the tea house check them out!

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chesapeake, va
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This isn't a park I'd visit after the sun goes down,but during the day it's a nice place to bring the family.

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Dunedin, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

An immense green space within Philly. Home to art museums, water works, river and 7 historic homes plus soccer fields etc. Take Kelly drive to circumnavigate the east side. But croos the river to visit the west side including green houses, a Japanese tea house, and the amazing zoo. Land acquired over the years to protect the city water supply.

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Havertown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Historic homes, landscapes that are magnificent. One can choose to take the tour or walk on your own with signs of brief descriptions on each point of interest. A small rest area to sit and refresh. I visited the area when it was very hot and I suggest taking plenty of fluids along if hiking.

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Vacaville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Plenty of parking by the driving range and Frisbee Golf course (which was one of the best and most interesting courses I've seen). There are plenty of areas to practice your "swing," and the course is challenging & beautiful. Further on is a play area & house for kids, and beyond that a walkway to the Schuylkill River, where you... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

A park in a city but bigger than Central Park. Summer is a great time to hang out here and observe the social interaction between different cultures. Beware thought at night it is not a time to be alone in this park like any other park in a big city when the lights go on be somewhere else safe inside.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

What a wonderful area this is, really lush and green and home to the lovely Lemon Hill Mansion, the Zoo and the Please Touch Me museum .A wonderful place to take a hike or to bring a picnic and spend a relaxing day outside. It is especially nice to be there when it is too warm in Phildelphia as this... More 

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New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Its a big park, but better care needs to be given to it. It was Mothers Day weekend so maybe the town/city should have mowed the grass. Some TLC is needed in this park

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Every time we are in Philadelphia we seem to take in some aspect or attraction of Fairmount Park. Often it's just for a walk, but this weekend it was to attend the Cherry Blossom Festival which is a two week event intending to celebrate the gift of cherry trees to Philadelphia by the country of Japan. The first celebration was... More 

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Address: Address: Philadelphia, PA 19131
Phone Number: 215-683-0200
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia

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