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Fairmount Park

Philadelphia, PA 19131
215-683-0200
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Ranked #24 of 288 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

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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Orlando, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We liked this park because it gave us a place to unwind and slow down after a long day of running around from place to place.

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Belle Mead, New Jersey, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

very spacy, with lots of room for resting, biking, walking, jogging, and pretty much any other form of excersise. most of the path is along the river, so the view is pretty good. me and my family went biking up beside the river with a fine breeze churning up the air, and it was lovely. the paths are all wide... More

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New York City, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

One of the country's largest parks. Plus it hosts a number of marathons, including the AIDS Walk in the fall.

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Cave Creek, Arizona
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169 reviews 169 reviews
73 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This is a great park with opportunity for amazing pictures. Bike riding, running, or just for a walk, this park will take you away from the hustle of the city. Take loved ones for a picnic.

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Tampa, Florida
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394 reviews 394 reviews
158 attraction reviews
191 helpful votes 191 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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tennessee
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Greensboro
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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