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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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Fascinating history

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Fort Wayne IN
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Helena, Montana
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Fun to see the hospital and School of Medicine on quick visit to see my daughter's work place. Well located to reach by mass transit. Enjoyed the view from the break room for the laboratory.

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New Jersey
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41 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I went down to Philly for the Penn/Cornell Football game and I have to say that they have a beautiful campus and an equally nice stadium. The game was exciting and was going back and forth the whole game. The only problem was the apathetic Penn fans. They don't even come out for their games. Cornell does have the best... More 

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Amesbury, Massachusetts, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

My son is currently an undergrad at Penn and absolutely loves it. Having toured multiple colleges Penn was without a doubt the most pleasant of surprises. My son wanted an urban environment but didn't care for city campuses that simply blend into the city. The moment we walked onto Locust Walk it felt like the perfect combination. The campus itself... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I love the rich history of Philadelphia. Spent the day at a business conference, cut out early to explore the city. So much history. It was cold out though.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The University of Pennsylvania maintains a combination of architecture that reminds the observer of the past while tastefully including the structures of the modern era.

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Athens, Greece
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I am biased since my child is attending the University. But really one of the reasons selected ( besides offering great education opportunities) is its location(beats Harvard and MIT) . It is located in the City, but in its own University Town comprised by two Universities ( UPenn and Drexell). The architecture is unique. Both Gothic as well as modern.... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This is such a great campus! Beautiful Locust Walk, The Quad, Wharton (Huntsman Hall), Fisher Fine Arts Library, etc. etc. The student body is incredibly friendly (ask any of them walking around a question and they will be happy to help!) and wonderfully diverse. What a gem.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Beneath the Surface - great exhibit at the Penn Museum! Gold jewelry and objects and pottery found by the Rio Grande Cocle' in Panama give new understanding of the Cocle' people

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