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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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Ranked #1 of 276 attractions in Philadelphia
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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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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Visiting the PMA always feels like a chance to catch up with an old friend. Loved the Arts of Korea.

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Washington State
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

I love this museum and visit it every time I am in Philly. It doesn't matter where your interest lies, you will find something that really blows your socks off. The current Korean exhibition is very well done and gives great insight into the royal culture and lifestyle at that time.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Enjoy the works by the Impressionists and they usually have a fine exhibition to view. Also eat at their cafes.

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We have been to Philly a few times and after noticing the Museum of Art was the #1 attraction we had to go. Our family loved the museum. My daughter loved the amazing collection of French Impressionists. My other daughter enjoyed the Armor collection. The Korean exhibit currently there is well worth the visit too. It is all housed is... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

I've taken more than one class trip to the museum and truly enjoyed watching the students discover and allowing me to rediscover their extensive collection. Don't forget the offsite Japanese tea house that is part of their collection.

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High Wycombe, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Philadelphia Museum of Art has something to offer anyone. We didn't attempt to see everything - but picked on areas of most interest to us. The museum is spacious and relaxing, and there are plenty of places to sit and admire the art or watch the world go by. Don't forget to look at the building and its surroundings -... More

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Amesbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Quintessential art museum I've visited the museum twice this year & enjoyed both visits. Since my daughter is taking art history our focus this trip was the impressionist collection -- which is excellent. We also really enjoyed the museum's wonderful collection of architectural rooms from different time periods & cultures.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Visiting the Phila. Museum of Art should be on your "visit list." There are, of course, many beautiful works of art that are mainstays of the museum and throughout the year there are special exhibitions that are worth a look. Of course, you can take a quick jog up the steps if you want a quick workout, or enjoy a... More

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Gouldsboro, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

I was with a large group and had a really nice time visiting all of the museum. I especially enjoyed the beautiful huge paintings on the American side. The Korean display was very nice but not as awe inspiring to me. Beautiful place and lots of steps. lol

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

The Philadelphia Museum of Art has a wonderful collection and there truly is something for everyone. So many times in the past I had visited the first few galleries of paintings without venturing to other parts of the museum. More recently, in longer, more adventurous wanderings, I've been awed by the collections of Asian artifacts (there are even re-creations of... More

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