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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
Description: This Ivy League institution counts, among its founders, Ben Franklin.
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Luckily I found a parking space right in fromt of the physician's office at Penn on Market Street. Despite a poorly functioning ticket machine in which I purchased the same... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Santa Clarita, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Luckily I found a parking space right in fromt of the physician's office at Penn on Market Street. Despite a poorly functioning ticket machine in which I purchased the same ticket twice, I finally achieved my parking permit. On returning to my car I found that I was 2 minutes late (no hurry for the appointment scheduling at Penn's Franklin... More 

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Lancaster Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

It's changed a lot after 50 years when I was a grad student and recently married with a new daughter. But the nostalgia of those years brought back so many wonderful memories. Oh to be that age again and so in LOVE! Even with little money, we got so much enjoyment from little things, like pushing our daughter's stroller and... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

When I first visited Penn, I felt like I was walking through a scene of Harry Potter. The buildings have such a character to them, it's awe-inspiring. Campus looks beautiful no matter the time of year, but there's something about a fresh dusting of snow that makes it all the more pleasing to the eye.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We enjoyed our visit to University of Pennsylvania but were disappointed that we were not able to get a student led tour of the campus as it was spring break. The information session was interesting and worthwhile going to. Although from the outside the university buildings are a not so pleasing mix of styles, inside they are very welcoming.

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Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I had a little journey through the campus, and I just loved it! That is one of the most recognized University in the US. The campus is just fascinating... Sorry I had no time to visit some buildings inside...

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

One of the 8 Ivy leagues but less prestigious than the Harvard/Yale/Princeton trifecta, the campus is located between West Philly and the Schyullkill river. Many changes and gentrification have made the neighbourhood safe and bustling and filled with businesses (to the chagrin of neighbours) but worth a visit if you're in the area. Be sure to check out the College... More 

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Richboro, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This university is amazing. It is a part of the Ivy League, making it just a great school. I competed at a fun debate tournament here.

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Vienna, Virginia
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Hard to call this a tourist attraction - the most you can do is walk around unless you have an appointment or a specific event. It is a very pleasant place to stroll, especially if you appreciate architecture

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Ben Franklin was a member, among other prominent people. the more famous members are actually buried under the floor of the aisle of the church.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This fine Ivy League College and the University City neighborhood that surrounds it are also must-see venues on any Philly itinerary. The architecture is tremendous, there are great theaters and performance venues like the Annenberg Theater, splendid museums and the neighborhood is filled with creative restaurants and excellent bars. Being in West Philly, I would stay close to the University... More 

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