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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 281 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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Jersey, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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
28 helpful votes 28 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
37 attraction reviews
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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Dublin, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

You need to use the metro/subway to get to Univ. of Pennsylvania from the hotel. But for historic sites, the hotel is at the right location.

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Millersville, MD
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75 reviews 75 reviews
26 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

My son graduated in May with his Masters Degree in Architecture. It was a wonderful ceremony which gave me goose bumps. It was small enough and close enough that my son saw me in the stands. What a great campus and nice urban school.

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Glen Mills
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5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I worked at Penn for several years so I've had a really good look inside and out. I was always impressed by the well-kept buildings and grounds, every day, no exceptions, even in 2 feet of snow. Meticulous is the word that comes to mind. I've seen many other Ivy League campus settings and when on the Quad at Penn,... More

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Haddonfield, New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

studied here and enjoyed the experience. took classes at wharton school of business. i will never forget what i learned. if you want to visit take a walk through the green space and dont miss the furness library.

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Palos Verdes Estates, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Who knew that University of Pennsylvania had a historical museum. Definitely an excellent collection of Egyptian antiquities - amazing for this to be on a campus. Highly recommend visiting if this is of any interest.

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Bethany
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

A lovely walk on a lovely day in Philadelphia. Campus is so lush and green with old and new buildings.

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