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University of Pennsylvania

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Address: 34th and Walnut sts. and surrounding neighborhood, Philadelphia, PA
Phone Number: 215/898-5000
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This Ivy League institution counts, among its founders, Ben Franklin...

This Ivy League institution counts, among its founders, Ben Franklin.

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U of P Campus

Went to college here many years ago and wanted to see how things have changed...new buildings but many old familiar places. Access to dormitory quads is restricted. Safety for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
John S
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went to college here many years ago and wanted to see how things have changed...new buildings but many old familiar places. Access to dormitory quads is restricted. Safety for students, no doubt,

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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whether you have a child looking at colleges or are visiting Philly Penn has a beautiful campus and it's worth a stop. There are more pedestrian walks and more plantings than ever. It was a beautiful fall day and eventhough leaves had fallen, there were enough left on the tree to make it look autumnal. The Penn Museum is well... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a walk around campus. The statues of Ben Franklin are interesting. An urban Ivy league campus worth visiting.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend that has studied here took us for a tour. We really enjoyed it, especially since he took is into buildings we would not have thought of visiting if it wasn't for him. Nice campus, nice architecture, a small museum and nice sculptures.

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Burlington, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I just walked the campus one day. We stayed at the Ritz-Carlton so it was about a 20 block walk. It is a pretty walk and the campus is just beautiful. Grab a Starbucks and just wander around-lots of trees and walking paths.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a guided walking tour of this university and was so glad we did. A beautiful campus to wander about. To have a guide with us to give the history and point things out was invaluable. Give the food trucks a go as well!!!

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Background: While a family member was at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital (HUP) for two weeks in October, we discovered the Locust Walk. Verdict: Do not miss The Locust Walk, a tree lined, pedestrian only walk from 40th street to 34th street. There are no cars or traffic lights on this six block walk. Easy, Peaceful, and Pleasant!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were her for a campus tour and were favorably impressed. It was fall and the leaves were changing which added to the beauty. When you are in the center of the campus it is hard to tell that you are actually in the middle of a large city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

The university is spread out in university city where you have restaurants, shops, hotels, Houses, parks etc. it's a beautiful campus which has everything you need

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Penn keeps purchasing everything around it - as does Drexel, so there is little left of the former West Philadelphia charm. Still, there are a few old buildings to see in the area - then usually very well preserved. There is a certain "air" about walking around campus. I do enjoy it. However, I think it means more if you... More 

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