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Macy's Philadelphia

1300 Market St., Philadelphia, PA
(215) 241-9000
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Ranked #3 of 56 shopping in Philadelphia
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Retail shopping in old fashioned elegance, Macy's towering ceilings and century-old architecture is a must-see. Concerts on the St. Louis World's Fair... more » Owner description: Retail shopping in old fashioned elegance, Macy's towering ceilings and century-old architecture is a must-see. Concerts on the St. Louis World's Fair Pipe Organ are performed twice daily. « less
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Batavia, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

What an amazing place to visit...so many things to see and boy you could spend a fortune if you had money to do so!

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59 reviews 59 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

I visited Macy's several times to buy stuff for myself and the family back home. The selection is fairly generic: it is a department store. Compared to the outlet malls of Lancaster County, most reasonable shopping desires can be easily met. But the building is spectacular with a huge pipe organ which was even played during one of my visits.... More

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Alexandria, VA
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184 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Macy's has continued the old Wanamaker Department Store tradition with this store in the center of the city. It has a full range of departments throughout its many stores with large inventories of goods. The old department store tradition that offered almost everything in one place downtown is alive and well here. The staff is welcoming and knowledgeable so shopping... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Visiting the "Grand Dame" of the Center City stores, it was good to see The Eagle" is still there. Also, the world's largest indoor pipe organ was a pleasure to see, too. The store (I worked there back in '86) retains it's charm and good taste.

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MA
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46 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Another national registry location. But when you walk into the grand hall and see the organ up 3 stories, you can just sense the magnificence of the the place. The layout of the building. The arrangement of the floors. Shopping was not just to get what you want, but it was about having a great experience. There was a helpful... More

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We had not done our research, but stopped into Macy's near our hotel looking for some more comfortable shoes. Unexpectedly for us, the pipe organ concert began. Such a treat. Be sure to time your shopping to hear this wonderful pipe organ.

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Michigan
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189 reviews 189 reviews
79 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

They just don't make stores lie they used to . . . .stop by the old Wanamaker's to see the magnificent organ (and the eagle!)

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Boston, Massachusetts
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151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Must see stop to see how old department stores were like. This is the old famous John Wanamaker's building with the famous eagle. You can also check out old Wanamaker organ that still is played Monday thru Saturday.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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236 reviews 236 reviews
135 attraction reviews
242 helpful votes 242 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I timed our visit to Macy’s to hear again the magnificent organ in full voice in the daily organ recital. It astonishes me to see people shopping as the mighty instrument thunders around the vast atrium and beyond. Even if not interested, it is still an experience which, when coupled with shopping, is not available anywhere else. As a musician... More

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Topeka, Kansas
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72 reviews 72 reviews
37 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I am a guy, so I was not excited to go shopping. But the inside of this building is beautiful! The lobby is huge with marble and art work. Even if you don't end up buying anything (like I didn't) this is very much worth spending some time in.

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