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Fairmount Park

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Address: Philadelphia, PA 19131
Phone Number: 215-683-0200
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

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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The House and Gardens are wonderful.

Classic Japanese design is exquisitely executed in this complex. One of the most beautiful examples we have seen including some in Kyoto and Nara Japan. Every corner you turn... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Marvin G
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania

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Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
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201 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Classic Japanese design is exquisitely executed in this complex. One of the most beautiful examples we have seen including some in Kyoto and Nara Japan. Every corner you turn unveils views of the house koy, pond and surrounding lovingly planted and maintained Gardens. A short walk or drive will bring you to the Philadelphia Horticultural center, which is also worth... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fairmount Park in Philadelphia is the largest metropolitan park system in the country and offers so much diversity that it would take a visitor an entire week to minimally explore it all. The park includes the Philadelphia Zoo, The Japanese House and Gardens, Mann Music Center, Boathouse Row, Kelly Drive, the Horticultural Center, softball and soccer fields, tennis and bocci... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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906 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fairmount Park is really huge with lots of things to see an do. There are baseball fields, a Japanese garden, the Belmont Mansion, etc. It's a great place to spend hours in!

Thank KCW25
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is so much to do in Fairmount Park. The Japanese gardens and house is very interesting. There are plenty of places to go jogging, walking, or running and you can bring your pets to most places

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Interesting place but feels a bit rundown and quiet. Overgrown areas. Needs some work, particularly weeding and care.

Thank Vickie J
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Lovely park to visit, especially if you like to walk or bike. The Japanese house/garden is a photographer's delight. The Schyukill rowboat Victorian houses and several old mansions within the park give you a sense of the privileged lives of Philadelphians over many decades.

Thank Elizabeth L
Teaneck, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

This was a beyond beautiful gem in Philly. The house is very interesting but the main attraction has to be the Japanese garden in the back. Absolutely stunning! We didn't go in the spring so we missed the cherry blossom trees but in on my list to come back. You can even feed the koi fish in the pond for... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Its one of the largest urban parks in the US. One of the n ice attraction is the Japanese House. its like a real place in Japan Some times a year they have classes of flower arrangements and its unbelievable what te can creat

Thank sararefaeli
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Gorgeous park for taking a leaisurely walk, best of all is its central location to so many attractions and ease of access from Philadelphia. Shofuso Japanese Tea House and Garden, Philadelphia Zoo, Please Touch Museum to name only a few.

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Titusville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

A spacious, well maintained park offering hiking, biking, guided tours on Segways, lots of grass, and a bountiful collection of statues.

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