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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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

This museum with the famous Rocky Steps holds an amazing number of works of art. You get a today and tomorrow pass and you are going to need it, far too much to appreciate in one day. The ticket also gives you admission to other museums which we never got to visit. A wonderful collection, dont climb the steps without... More

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maryland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Planned a rare get-away weekend from DC to Philly mostly to see the Art Museum. Checked everything in advance on hours, exhibits, etc ... and chose a Friday evening to enjoy the late opening hours. Arrived to discover that (1) the entire second floor was closing early, with only 15 min left, and (2) due to a hip hop concert... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Originally came here for the Rocky steps but it turned out that I spent more than 4 hours in the museum and totally forgot about Rocky. The collection is pretty thorough, including famous works by Van Gogh, Monet, Cezanne, and many others. Also the collection of modern art and medieval relics is impressive.

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Perugia, Italy
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119 reviews 119 reviews
26 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

many painting and sculptures to view in this place. The structure in famous also for the movies but inside is a very beautiful place to spend a day of arts.

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Portland
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86 reviews 86 reviews
40 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We did not run up the steps of the building like "Rocky" did, but we did tour the insides. Excellent selection of art going back many centuries, including Renaissance, American, Impressionist, Modern, and more. Especially liked the impressionist collection - Cezanne, Matisse, Gaugin, Renoir, Van Gogh, etc. Very interesting area with entire middle age sections of religious buildings, columns, walls... More

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Boston
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

It took us 2 days to see everything at this museum. The great thing about it, the ticket you buy is for 2 consecutive days so it works out great. Lots to see here on the 1st and 2nd story of this great museum.

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Weston, Florida
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33 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Absolutely terrific museum. I went for the painting collection (a must for the lovers of Gainesborough, Reynolds, Lawrence) and the scultpures of Houdon. I ended up spending 5 hours in the museum and it was not enough time. I discovered awesome paintings by Boldini, Anton Mauve and Eduard Charlemont as well as a terrific early Toulouse Lautrec and early Picasso.... More

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south jersey
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Was recently there for a Friday night jazz concert. They have a great venue with tables and seating on the steps. The wait staff really go out of their way to keep you enjoying the beverages no matter where you sit...

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Wonderful Art Gallery! Spent over 6 hours there. We could go back again and again and never tire of it and the tickets are good for 2 days and allow you into the Rodin museum also.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The Rittenhouse Sq. area in Philadelphia is a small area that is packed with a lot of excitement , This area starts around 18th & walnut St. in Center City Philadelphia. At 18th and Walnut St. you will notice a large park that has benches to sit on, and it seems like everyone has a dog that they're walking. The... More

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