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Philadelphia Museum of Art

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Address: 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Phone Number: 215-763-8100
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Tue 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 8:45 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 8:45 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: An impressive collection of European art housed in a stately, neoclassical...
An impressive collection of European art housed in a stately, neoclassical building.
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Magnificent. A nice running route from UPenn of PMA by the schulykill river. Lots of workout people along the way. The armory collection is unexpected.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Holland, Massachusetts, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

I visited so that my husband and son could run up the Rocky steps. I was truly hoping to go inside, but $80 for the 4 of us is just not an option on top of everything else that we have done this vacation. I DID find out, though, that every Wednesday after 6 and the first Sunday of each... More 

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Stanford, California, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Magnificent. A nice running route from UPenn of PMA by the schulykill river. Lots of workout people along the way. The armory collection is unexpected.

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Palmdale, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

I gotta say, this museum is one of the best I've ever been. Newcomers, Philadelphia traffic sucks and I got a little lost. But once you're on the museum it's so gorgeous. There's two entrances. The west entrance is facing a gorgeous park with several historical statues. The east end is where the famous Rocky Balboa steps are at. The... More 

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Owings Mills, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I remember visiting this museum in 2005 and I loved it! The exhibits were outstanding and well maintained. This is the best art museum I have visited that is located outside of New York. Must see for art lovers!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We were here last night for the Kano Japanese (gold leaf and ink screens and paintings) exhibit, which was exquisite. I'd recommend going on Wednesday nights, which are pay-what-you-wish, with the museum open until 8:45. Even at this special exhibit, the number of visitors was manageable--you could actually get close to the art to examine it without having to navigate... More 

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This museum has an awesome collection of art, furniture, armor, sculpture, design & fine china etc. The impressionist, renaissance, baroque and contemporary art encompasses so much. The architecture is beautiful and this museum is worthy of a long visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We went in the winter with off season hours. Check before you go, they were offering a certain night, in the evenings for a few hours free admission.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Walking into this building there is little direction. The staff wasn't particular helpful. I had no idea what Shelley Spector was and no great intro to it is provided. There were other random rooms - the shawls exhibit, Vitra and such NET NET skip it unless you have a particular interest in what they are showing. This was about an... More 

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Waretown, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Once you're over the Rocky stuff on the steps you can walk into this beautiful piece of architecture. Art is in the eye of the beholder and parts of the exhibit are wonderful, other parts do not appeal to me. I simply cannot handle cubism even when painted by Andy Warhol. I was surprised to see an armor exhibit in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

The Philadelphia Museum of Art has an extensive collection of art. There's even a beautiful Japanese garden and lots of Asian artwork! It's also really neat that the Rocky steps are there!

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