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Rocky Statue

2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Center City Phila, Philadelphia, PA 19130
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As featured in Philadelphia for free
Ranked #47 of 276 attractions in Philadelphia
Type: Monuments/ Statues
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: Famous fictional Heavyweight Champion "Rocky" is forever remembered in this bronze statue, which pays tribute to the underdog.
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Buffalo
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115 reviews 115 reviews
59 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

It's a statue based on a movie character, that's it. People will try to take your picture and sell you T-shirts while you're there. It's ok if you loved the movie, but you'd probably have a better time running up the steps of the art museum, as was done in the movie. By the way, people still use those steps... More

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Wayne City, IL
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58 reviews 58 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

This was our first time in Philadelphia, so it was a must for us!! The view from the stairs is amazing!! So glad we added this stop to our itinerary!

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Israel, Jerusalem
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205 reviews 205 reviews
159 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

To everyone who wrote that this is just a statue- you're right. it is just a statue, and I agree- it's located in a unique location next to the art museum, but that doesn't mean you need to choose one over the other. The art might be beautiful and the statue a fun tribute you visit one you're around. I... More

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philadelphia
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119 reviews 119 reviews
35 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Why do you want to see a statue of Sylvester Stallone. Walk up the steps to see world class art. I guess it is fun to make fun of the piece and pose for a photo.

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Kitchener, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

If you're a fan of Rocky or care about anything "Rocky" in general, the statue is a must see on your trip to Philly. It's right beside the Philadelphia Museum of Art, so if you happen to be at the museum or want to go see the famous "Rocky Steps", the statue is right there. It's not a big statue... More

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Sweetwater
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23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

But it still gets four stars because it encompasses the American ideal of hard work and perseverance that leads to success. Sure we might not all win the big fight, but with hard work, we live life, and hopefully a life that makes the world a better place to live. The statue is a monument to a lot of things,... More

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Raleigh,NC
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

I have seen this statue in three different places around Philadelphia and it has always made me smile. Now it is slightly hidden down by the sidewalk at the bottom of the Art Museum stairs. It's free to view and get your photos taken with it. Although the homeless people hanging around will offer to take your photo with your... More

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Rocky Statue is just to the Art Museum and I think that if you are tourist and you want to be familiar with the most popular Philadelphia attraction you definitely have to stop and take some pictures. Specially if you are fan of Rocky Stallone movies.

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Bremerton, Washington
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34 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

I have always been indifferent to the Rocky movies, but my Bus drove by it, so I took some pictures. It's just a small statue, and unless you really love the movies, then the "Rocky Steps" aren't really that interesting either. If you're a big Rocky fan, however, I'm sure you'll want to visit the statue and run up and... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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63 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

One of the must-dos for the first time vistor to Philly, along with indulging in their famous cheesesteaks. We went at night and climbed the stairs of the Art Museum (very slowly since I just walked miles and my feet were killing me!). Then we slowly walked down as the statue is at the bottom of the steps and we... More

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