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University of Pennsylvania

34th and Walnut sts. and surrounding neighborhood, Philadelphia, PA (University City)
215/898-5000
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Ranked #15 of 288 Attractions in Philadelphia
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Type: Educational Sites
Description: This Ivy League institution counts, among its founders, Ben Franklin.
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Florence, Italy
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I'm doing a visiting and researching period at the Derm department of UPenn hospital, I love this hospital and the University. I think that the Penn students are very lucky to study here!

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takeitallin14
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117 reviews 117 reviews
60 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Penn is a beautiful campus. They have lots of shops and coffee houses, etc. It is worth the ride through just to see it if you are in Philly.

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NH
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

dropped my son off at school and again was struck and how beautiful the school is. Very quiet, like an oasis , despite being in a major city.

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Florida
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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Dress cool and comfortable if doing a tour during the summer. It is mostly outdoors. Tour was okay. Get there early to find parking. There is no assigned parking / parking garage. Have to circle the campus to find available spot & parking meter. Only complaint would be the desk staff, who appeared to be disorganized.

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Madison
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We had a tour of this beautiful campus by a college student & learned a great deal of interesting information. Be sure to visit Houston Hall & eat in there. The menu is incredible & very good food.

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Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
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58 reviews 58 reviews
31 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

A historic and beautiful city college. Walk the campus on Locust Walk and enjoy the architecture and the tree lined avenues.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We loved the whole university area. It is definitely worth a visit to the football stadium and the views of the city from the sports fields were really spectacular.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We were lucky to be there before the first week of classes so it was quite relaxed. Traveled the area, got to see the surrounding universities.

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Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I attended the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing many years ago. I have always been extremely proud of the school, the world class hospitals and health care facilities as I was educated within them. I returned to the campus for a class reunion and was delighted to observe its expansion, new facilities, restaurants and how beautifully... More

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

If you are looking for a great University with a city setting this is IT, the University is Ivy League and yet has time for sport and art. The buildings are spread out around the University section of town.

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