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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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Philadelphia's treasure

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
25 helpful votes 25 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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16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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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
8 helpful votes 8 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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2 helpful votes 2 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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Painted Post, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I have went to this place many times growing up and have loved this park. It is a great place to visit and to get away from the hustle bustle of the noisy city. Check it out and spend some time getting away from everything.

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76 reviews 76 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I ride through this park several times a week on my way to work. It is a great ride in the morning, especially during the warmer months when rowers galore are training in the Skullykill.

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