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Eakins Oval

Schuylkill River Banks, Philadelphia, PA (City Center West)
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Ranked #154 of 276 attractions in Philadelphia
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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English first
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450 reviews 450 reviews
222 attraction reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

To call a very busy traffic circle a lovely spot it takes some special attributes. For the Eakins Oval it is the great center fountain, dedicated to Washington and founded by the Society of the Cincinnati of Pennsylvania. The fountain and the monument are very allegoric. The Founding Father of the Nation is surrounded by the personifications of the four... More

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Oak Ridge, New Jersey
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257 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Generally, Eakins Oval is little more than a traffic circle that makes for an easy pedestrian route between the Ben Franklin Parkway and the Museum of Art. What makes it a worthwhile stop is the Washington Monument. The number, variety, detail, complexity and artistry of the many included sculptures and reliefs is wonderful. Without the monument, you've got a nice... More

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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Eakins Oval formerly had a parking lot positioned in the middle. This summer you will find that same parking lot transformed into a pop up park that has tons of free programing for visitors of all ages. They offer live music, movie nights, beer gardens, art classes and story telling for children. They have some of the best food trucks... More

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Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

I have seen the 4th of July fireworks in NYC, GREAT!!! I have also seen them in small hometowns like Denville, NJ, Danbury, CT, Albany, NY which beat out the Philly ones handsdown. Philadelphia 2013 fireworks was by FAR the WORST. First of all, two different websites gave two different times 9pm and 10pm, when in reality they didn't start... More

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Utica, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

When the water is filed with row teams so much nicer to see... renting a bike from here not really worth it ... crowds get in the way and you have to stick to the bike lane for safety!!! More time is spent watching traffic than enjoying a bike ride through city.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2009

If you are planning to see the 4th fireworks in Phiadelphia, I do not recommend doing so at Eakins Oval. My family followed the recommendation on the Sunoco website to enjoy the fireworks - "bring your chairs and a picnic to enjoy the concert at Eakins oval and the fireworks". We were as close to the barrier as you could... More

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