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Fairmount Park

Philadelphia, PA 19131
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Ranked #25 of 282 attractions in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Tampa, Florida
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394 reviews 394 reviews
158 attraction reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We had a cookout here and there was plenty of room to accommodate everyone! The only problem was there was no place to park and we had to walk a long way to get there.

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Eagleville, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Often times we live so close to a local "Treasure" that we miss using it. Sometimes we uncover these "Hidden Treasures" and we are amazed that we let them go unused for so long. This is the way I feel about the East River Drive-West River Drive in Philly. (They are know as the Kelly Drive=East River Drive & The... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Lots, lots, lots of harmless homeless folks. Once you see the Love statue you are done and be ready to be disappointed. It has some graffiti on it so not everyone loved it. There is a vistor station there that sells normal tshirts and tickets. Got a livingsocial coupon for 8.25 for 20 in souvenirs.

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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I've made a few trips to Philly this summer and each time, I make time to go to Fairmont Park to walk, run, rollerblade, etc. I love how the park goes throughout various parts of the city, such as the Boathouse Row. You get to take in scenery and learn about another piece of Philadelphia history.

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Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Fairmount Park in Philadelphia is the largest landscaped urban park in the world. It occupies some 9,600 acres and is comprised of a system of 63 parks. Part of the system of parks is Fairmount Park (proper), which was begun by Robert Morris, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence; it originally began at his residence at Lemon... More

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Pittsburgh, PA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

Although we have visited Philadelphia at least half a dozen times, my husband only discovered this gem when he was here on business -- so today we made it a part of our getaway weekend. Beautiful vistas on the Schuylkill River, charming Boathouse Row, a view of the art museum, stately monuments along the way -- and unsurprisingly, lots of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Did you know that Fairmount Park has 9000 acres? Central Park only has 900 so that will give you the scale of this place. It is a wonderful gift to the people of Philadelphia. The Touch Me Museum for kids is also located here. The park is a popular place for fireworks in July. So much to do that you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Really beautiful place to hang around and relax. On a beautiful summer day, it is the perfect place to be.

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Atlanta, Georgia
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Great Park to run...Along the River. A great system of trails. Bikers, Runners, Walkers and Skaters.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Fairmount Park stretches from the south side of Philadelphia all the way north to the northern wilderness. It meanders along the Schuylkill River, absorbing Boat House Row and winding through Wissahickon Valley. This northern path is the Forbidden Drive ( like Beijing’s Forbidden City our Forbidden Drive is now open to pedestrians) which parallels the Wissahickon Creek. Along the way... More

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