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Philadelphia Museum of Art

26th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130
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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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Weston, Florida
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66 reviews 66 reviews
33 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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
3 reviews 3 reviews
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
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Lincoln, Nebraska
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6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

What is there to say? It's one of the great art museums of the world. Everything from medieval art (and armor) through contemporary art is worth exploring. Among the things I especially enjoy and would recommend: the Duchamp collection (in a room he picked out), the Japanese tea house, Picasso's Three musicians (now across the room from Leger's The City,... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Very well put together. A quality experience. Probably not a place to bring whiny kids. The displays did an excellent job of explaining what you are looking at and why it's important.

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Brampton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Fantastic museum-diverse spectrum of art, great experience, wonderful art shop, surroundings pleasant, friendly knowledgeable staff

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Positively overwhelmed by a beautiful collection and variety of art. To describe in the words of my teenagers - exquisite and marvelous works of art! Organized by different cultures and time periods, allowed one to easily view it all. For anyone who has an interest in profound art, this is a "must see" attraction. On the Sunday we visited, it... More

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London, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
45 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is a massive museum. The great thing is that when purchasing a ticket it is also valid for a return visit the next day. The museum houses a nice mix of modern and traditional art, so really something for everyone.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We visited the museum on our last night in Philly and took advantage if the free admission on Wednesday nights after 5pm. To see everything you really need a couple of evenings, but we walked quickly through all and cherry picked a few collections to focus in on. We absolutely lived the coat of arms and weapons collection...absolutely amazing the... More

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