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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
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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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A zen place for troubled souls.

The Shofuso Japanese tea house is an oasis in the Fairmount part. There is Ikebana exhibitions(Japanese flower arrangements) check their web sites for hours and dates, sculptures... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Antoinette-Marie
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Lansdale, Pennsylvania

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Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Shofuso Japanese tea house is an oasis in the Fairmount part. There is Ikebana exhibitions(Japanese flower arrangements) check their web sites for hours and dates, sculptures in the garden, water, trees. They hold tea ceremonies as well.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

The park was relaxing and memorable for me, I grew up here, lots of open space and historic statues. Nice location for picture taking.

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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68 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

VERY run-down - signs are confusing if attending an event at the Horticultural Ctr. Fountain there had missing lights, parking lot was falling apart, and very tiny bathrooms for the amount of people they say they can accommodate. Food was so-so. Dining area had very poor lighting, and it was a warmer night with no A/C on. The area for... More 

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Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
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306 reviews
162 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

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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956 reviews
411 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

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!

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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 October 28, 2015

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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Thank 88MeagK
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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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.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

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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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