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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
Description: 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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Beautiful park, centrally located

Gorgeous park for taking a leaisurely walk, best of all is its central location to so many attractions and ease of access from Philadelphia. Shofuso Japanese Tea House and Garden... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Gorgeous park for taking a leaisurely walk, best of all is its central location to so many attractions and ease of access from Philadelphia. Shofuso Japanese Tea House and Garden, Philadelphia Zoo, Please Touch Museum to name only a few.

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Titusville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

A spacious, well maintained park offering hiking, biking, guided tours on Segways, lots of grass, and a bountiful collection of statues.

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Hesperia, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Nice park by the Museum of Art. Ride a bike, row a boat, picnic, or just sit and watch the ducks and geese. Relaxing respite -

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Fairmount Park is within the city limits of Philadelphia but it is a refuge from the city atmosphere. It is hard to imagine that you are often within steps of the busy streets of the city when you enter the park. The park is scattered among many sites all over the city -- with different names and different characteristics. The... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This is one BIG park! But the Japanese garden area is my favorite part of the park. It has a tea house for afternoon tea. Quit nice. The grounds are just amazing goes on forever and ever! Fairmount park has lots of events as well as the tea house check them out!

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chesapeake, va
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This isn't a park I'd visit after the sun goes down,but during the day it's a nice place to bring the family.

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Dunedin, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

An immense green space within Philly. Home to art museums, water works, river and 7 historic homes plus soccer fields etc. Take Kelly drive to circumnavigate the east side. But croos the river to visit the west side including green houses, a Japanese tea house, and the amazing zoo. Land acquired over the years to protect the city water supply.

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Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Historic homes, landscapes that are magnificent. One can choose to take the tour or walk on your own with signs of brief descriptions on each point of interest. A small rest area to sit and refresh. I visited the area when it was very hot and I suggest taking plenty of fluids along if hiking.

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Vacaville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Plenty of parking by the driving range and Frisbee Golf course (which was one of the best and most interesting courses I've seen). There are plenty of areas to practice your "swing," and the course is challenging & beautiful. Further on is a play area & house for kids, and beyond that a walkway to the Schuylkill River, where you... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

A park in a city but bigger than Central Park. Summer is a great time to hang out here and observe the social interaction between different cultures. Beware thought at night it is not a time to be alone in this park like any other park in a big city when the lights go on be somewhere else safe inside.

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