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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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All The Park Has To Offer

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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Syracuse, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The park was worth the side trip if already at that side of the city. If you are from a city you may appreciate the space more than someone from a more rural locale. I must admit we did not go deep into the park... no further than the boat houses.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

A beautiful park which is under-utilized by most of Philadelphia's residents. I volunteer at the Centennial Gardens at the Horticultural Center. The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society has a garden nearby for pollinators and a new orchard. The Japanese Tea House is a must when Cherry trees are blooming. Mann Music Center for summer concerts. All of these are in West Fairmount... More 

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Maplewood, Minnesota
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I rented a bike near the boat houses and was able to bike through the park visiting 4 colonial era mansions and a Japanese house and garden. There were very few people this time of year and I was the only person touring 3 of the homes.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I've lived near and visited Philadelphia all my life and recently read about the whispering benches here and visited them in the fall. You can read about them on a few websites but they are really amazing to experience. There are curved benches near the Smith Memorial Arch at one entrance on the Avenue of the Republic. It's easy to... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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112 reviews 112 reviews
26 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Fairmount is a beautiful park in the Philly area. It's a great place to get away from everything. I highly recommend the trails. There are various lengths and difficulties for every hiker. I would not stay in this park terribly late, though, as lighting might be scarce. It is a pain in the butt to find parking here, though. The... More 

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Chappaqua, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

After parking (free for up to 2-3 hours, depending on where) we walked along Kelly Drive and Boat House Row to the Art Museum, around the building, down and up the steps, etc. We've seen the inside many times and will probably return but didn't have time on this visit.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The Japanese Tea house is great. Very serene and educational. I was there for a field trip with my bet friends College.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

There are tennis courts and fields, lots of running, there are horses and a great hostel. Really worth the trip if you want to picnic after seeing the museum.

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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The Valley Green section of Fairmount Park is a great place to visit. Birds to feed, benches to sit on.... Lot's of jogger's and strollers, bikes and horse's. In the Chestnut Hill section of Philly, very fancy homes there, excellent " hill" of shops and restaurant's on Germantown Avenue.

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