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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 #13 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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Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

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
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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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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
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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
18 helpful votes 18 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Houston, Texas
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75 reviews 75 reviews
24 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Must visit Penn on your trip to Philly. See the library, Houston hall, take a walk on locust walk, eat at a food truck. Now, this is a university campus!

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Midland, Michigan
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103 reviews 103 reviews
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

the traffic and the atmosphere around this university is busy and crowded. this is a city campus with hundreds of people and hot city streets. this is not what i expected at all. the medical center is huge and right next to this campus. if you like a big city university, then this one is for you. i felt like... More

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I went on a little tour of UPenn while in Philly, to find out how the other half lives. What a campus! Make sure you take the walk down Locust Walk- it's a shaded walk and just so calm and relaxing to stroll along. There are food and coffee options on either side. We walked along next to a campus... More

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