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University of Pennsylvania

34th and Walnut sts. and surrounding neighborhood, Philadelphia, PA (University City)
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Ranked #14 of 302 Attractions in Philadelphia
Type: Educational Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: This Ivy League institution counts, among its founders, Ben Franklin.
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Harrisburg
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

A lovely Ivy League campus in the middle of a major city. Interesting, tree-lined surrounding neighborhoods with many nice B&B's, beautiful brick buildings at the university. An interesting walk is in Franklin Field, Penn's very old (and very nice) brick stadium, on the end of campus next to the Schuylkill Expressway. You can often just walk in anch check out... More

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Buffalo, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We walked over from the city across the river, so we were tired. Probably not worth the walk. But its fine. Nice walks with a canopy of trees, and good architecture. An overall good feel. This is just a review of walking parts of campus. The school it self, academically, is obviously stellar.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

many old buildings on the campus. one of the oldest University's in the USA. campus is safe to walk around.. Surrounding neighborhood is not

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Haute-Savoie, France
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We were here for an information session and campus tour . It is a stunningly beautiful campus, an Ivy gem in the City of Brotherly Love . As you walk across the beautifully maintained paths you come upon the perfect college campus - a mix of proud students, amazing architecture, historical significance and contemporary artworks . It just doesn't get... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We were staying at Hotel right next to Campus and so went for a walk around the university. We were pleasantly surprised how clean the area was and the nice architecture. There were trees everywhere which made it very pleasant. I sat next to a statue of Abraham Lincoln the founder of the university on one of the seats. It... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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59 reviews 59 reviews
38 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Lovely campus! Some of the buildings are downright beautiful! There is a library that looks like a medieval castle.

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Holden Beach, North Carolina
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29 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I came to this campus specifically for a treatment for my dog. I was pleasantly surprised by the cleanliness and architecture in the area. Completely pet friendly we had a good time going out and seeing the sights if you have time when you're in Pennsylvania this is worth the walk.

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

So impressed with this school. Although it is in the city, it has it's own entire world. The students are just beaming with pride. UP is certainly an authentic class-act ivy.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

It was a good mix of good old university town flavor yet just outside the quad the new buildings had the trendy places.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

Walked around the campus during the Fall. It was a beautiful place! Lots of students around. There was also an abundance of runners all over the place. I wish I had more time to check out the inside of the buildings. The University of Pennsylvania Hospital and Children's Hospital are also nearby and worth a look.

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