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Fairmount Park

Address: Philadelphia, PA 19131
Phone Number: 215-683-0200
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Ranked #19 of 167 Activities in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Jogging Paths/ Tracks, Spas & Wellness, Nature & Parks, Traveler Resources
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, Spas & Wellness, Nature & Parks, Traveler Resources
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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Chappaqua, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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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Brookings, South Dakota
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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385 reviews 385 reviews
343 attraction reviews
225 helpful votes 225 helpful votes
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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332 reviews 332 reviews
155 attraction reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
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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