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Fairmount Park

Philadelphia, PA 19131
215-683-0200
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Ranked #20 of 262 Attractions in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Jogging Paths/ Tracks, Parks, Outdoors
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: One of the world's largest municipal parks, a sprawling 9,200 acres contains several million trees...
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Type: Jogging Paths/ Tracks, Parks, Outdoors
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner 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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Painted Post, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

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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Brookings, South Dakota
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Wonderful place to walk through or take a blanket and sit enjoy the weather. A little bit noisy for the park since major highway is close but the river smoothies it down.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This park is again full of history. We took the hop on hop off bus and they gave us so much information about the park and it's history.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Just in the sequel of the place where stands the Philadelphia Museum of Art, extends the huge green area on both sides of the river Schuylkill. We were on the east coast of the river, that is, in the East Fairmount Park. We walked along the paths, took the bike rides, shooted some photos for the memory, been around the... More 

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North Wildwood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Fairmount Park is a great place for photos and biking. Be sure to climb the stone tunnel near the Glendinning Rock Garden near the Girand Avenue Bridge. Climb up, go through some woods and then over the street and down to Glendinning Rock Garden for a short adventure.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

On the 27th of September 2014 We that is my lady and myself were married at the Mansion amongst friends of our (WURD) What a beautiful setting the Manion and the park it is in has the most breath taking views of the city and as a back drop for a wedding such as ours in the most historic city... More 

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rehoboth, delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Beautiful park to ride a bike, run, walk, or anything else around the river. Wish I lived near by to take advantage of this park

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Really huge great for any kind of get together.bikers joggers and just anyone can unwind here. My recent visit was for Jerk festival and the grounds and entertainment held here was perfect.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

It's a big park. We went there when it had opened. It is nice for get togethers, family outings, or for a couples walk.

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