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Philadelphia Museum of Art

26th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130
215-763-8100
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As featured in 3 days in Philadelphia
Ranked #1 of 288 Attractions in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Art Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: This museum has perhaps the most dramatic location of any in the world being situated on a hill at the end of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway... more »
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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The Impressionist paintings are wow. The museum is well set out and easy to get around. Get a map at the desk and ask what has been move or you will waste time looking in the wrong room.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The Phladelphia Museum of Art is deservedly the #1 attraction in Philadelphia. A tip to enrich your visit is to include the Rodin Museum in your ticket.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Amazing art - and we were fortunate to visit on a Wednesday night so the admission was based on a donation. Great exhibits - particularly enjoyed the glass exhibit.

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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

should visit, worth the trip, very interesting, lots to see in the area, close to great restaurants and attractions

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We arrived around noon on the First Sunday of the month - "Pay what you want" day. It was not as crowded as I expected, which was nice. The layout is beyond confusing and you often find yourself circle around the same rooms at least twice - but the collection of work is wonderful and they do a decent job... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

As long as it's a nice sunny or cloudy day this museum with it's Rocky Steps offers the best view of Center City skyline there is! In the summertime remember to bring plenty of water and charge up the cam phone. Also you can take the Phlash bus. They charge $2 one way or an all day pass for $5... More

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Columbia, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I grew up in the area, and going to the Museum of Art was a regular "thing" for me - it is a beautiful and peaceful museum, with gorgeous art and exhibits. A must see with the kids when you visit Philly.

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Parkesburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This museum is huge, but in a good way. There's definitely something here that will strike a chord with everyone. You can go the touristy route and run the steps, Rocky style, you can walk around and find the Van Gough's, Picasso's and Monet's, or you can take in the breathtaking set ups that they have architecturally. Either way, this... More

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Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Went twice and had a great time seeing some famous and many more non-so-well known works by familiar names. Period rooms are very good. Be cautious if you go on the Friday evening...the second floor is closed!

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florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

It's a big place, with a little art from all times and places. You may want to just pick some rooms to see. We felt the art was not well-lit. The Impressionist collection is great and hung in an interesting way. Staff was very helpful in finding art you requested. And, of course, you have to climb the "Rocky" steps.

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