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Fairmount Park

Philadelphia, PA 19131
215-683-0200
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As featured in Philadelphia for free
Ranked #22 of 275 attractions in Philadelphia
Type: Parks, Jogging Paths/ Tracks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Lie on the grass. Walk the trails. Speak to the geese. Admire the sculpture. Have a nice cream or soft pretzel. Take in the boat house architecture. Hear a concert. All here for you to enjoy.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

This park is enormous. There are so many things to see and do. From the whispering benches and the Please touch museum to Belmont plateau with its view of center city. This is one of the gems of Philadelphia

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San Diego, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

I was amazed with the waterworks museum, it's free and it reveals some history of the city, how everything works and used to. Took great pictures there, a great place to relax and stroll around.

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We just drove around and took pictures because the temperature was very cold. Be aware with dogs feces, though. It´s worth visiting.

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Austin, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

If you are in Philly and looking for a nice running trail, I recommend running up Kelly Drive. It's a great way to see some of the city as well as a lot of people. You will go right by the Art Museum building and Boathouse Row. It's a must see if you are in Philly.

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Durham, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

The best park in the country! So large, so big, so full of things to do, so many hidden spaces and open spaces! Water Water everywhere from a large river to small creeks. Wildlife, birds, fishing - we got it all!

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Reading, PA
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547 reviews 547 reviews
231 attraction reviews
2,094 helpful votes 2,094 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

This year there were six Fairmount Park Mansions open for the holiday tour the first two weeks in December 2013, from Thursday - Sunday. They were: Strawberry Mansion, Laurel Hill, Woodford Mansion, Cedar Grove, Lemon Hill and Mount Pleasant. Volunteer garden clubs decorate each mansion and inside each house are volunteers who provide interesting information about each place. The entrance... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

The Penn Relays were above average . . had a photo booth set up along Walnut Avenue at Drexel University. Over 150 high school teams and 75 college teams nationwide had competed in track-n-field events, and the winners went against each other, then FINALLY there was competition against the teams from Jamaica and the southern half of Africa (Ethiopian and... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Well worth a walk. Perhaps the finest intercity Park in the United States. The Schuylkill River highlights the experience with rowing bouts going by in the Spring and Fall. Could be combined with a trip the Art Museum for a “best of Philadelphia” experience.

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Newark, Delaware
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Fairmount Park is just a wonderful city park system with beautiful paths and mini parks tucked away all over it.

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