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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 293 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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Glasgow
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Fabulous museum-we visited over two days as we ran out of time arriving late on day one -but this worked out perfectly as we were able to split time on the ground floor and visited the upstairs the next day so got much more out of the visit. Fabulous reconstructions upstairs and art work downstairs, interior of the building itself... More

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Eugene, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The Armor collection is stunning. The staff was lovely and all willing to take photos. I wish I had more time to spend the day there.

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Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The Philadelphia Museum is a terrific place to spend an afternoon. There are some notable works of art there. In particular, The Bride Striped Bare by her Bachelors (Marcel Duchamp) is one of the most important works of art of the 20th century. Yes, it is a strange work, but it is fascinating to look at. There is also one... More

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Wharton, New Jersey
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49 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

I have been here on several occassions. There are some masters here all the time. Always worth a visit if you are in town

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Larchmont, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

A great collection of impressionist paintings of top artists: Van Gogh, Monet, Renoir, Degas and more in a very manageable museum size.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

The Philadelphia Museum is a museum that offers a great large selection of one of a kind works of art. They have multiple exhibits throughout the year displaying famous works from around the world which is great for anyone that is into art. The museum is a beautiful building and is a landmark in Philadelphia. The outside is an art... More

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Mount Dora, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Was a great visit, with great art work from PIcasso, Matisse, Van Gogh. very nice! Go in enjoy just dont climb the stairs.

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Macungie, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

I have always loved this museum, and they have added galleries across the street as well. I would compare it to the Art Museum in Chicago and the Metropolitan in NYC concerning the high quality of permanent and rotating exhibits, and other social events. A must-see!

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akron, oh
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed the museum however i would disagree that it is almost as good as the NYC Met (which i saw online serveral places).

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

You have to run the rocky steps while you are here! We parked right out front of the Museum as we were only here for about 10 minutes, I recommend doing that. We did not get a ticket. Also, when you are taking a picture at the Rocky statue, which is located at the bottom of the steps to the... More

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