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Independence Mall

Philadelphia, PA (City Center West)
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Ranked #35 of 288 Attractions in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Neighborhoods, Historic Walking Areas
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: Historic neighborhood in the middle of the city.
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Iuka, IL
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55 reviews 55 reviews
21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

When you leave Independence Hall and head north towards the Liberty Bell Center, you have entered block one of the Independence Mall. In this area is the Liberty Bell Center where you view the bell, a large grassy area with a few benches to sit on and restrooms. North of that is block two which is where the Independence Visitor's... More

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New Jersey
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137 reviews 137 reviews
50 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Take a break from the attractions and stretch out on the long grass lawn. Take some pictures and just relax. Then go back to the hustle and bustle and the lines. The NPS does a great job with all the sites. Truly a great way to spend a day.

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Tampa, Florida
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394 reviews 394 reviews
158 attraction reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We had a great time. The Park Rangers did a great job. We had to cut the trip short because it started raining cats and dogs.. I will return to finish the trip...

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Fillmore, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
34 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is a great place to start and orient yourself with the city. This is where we picked up the Duck tour which was a great way to orient ourselves I may add. Figure spending an hour or so in line for the Liberty Bell (security clearance...free to enter to see bell and take a picture of course and a... More

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80 reviews 80 reviews
37 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Not much to say but this area continues to revitalize and appreciate the treasures. The open space between Independence Hall and the National Constituion Center is a great place to just relax during the warm months. During the July 4th week, enjoy the oudoor concert with the Philly Pops. There are so many structures with major historical significance within one... More

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Sydney, Australia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
53 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My friend took us here and I really enjoyed. As I don't know anything about American history, I found it very interesting. It was an extremely hot day when we went which made it uncomfortable and rushed so I'd go there again to read all the outdoor exhibits.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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147 reviews 147 reviews
48 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Open air park with grassy area which has the visitors center, the great liberty bell and an unexpected treasure of a ghost house which is the foundation of George washington s home in Philly (they found it while erecting the new liberty bell center). The NPS rangers were nice and well informed about the sites and would answer any questions.... More

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81 attraction reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I cannot think of anywhere better done by the NPS. All of the big historical landmarks are within this area. There is a really nice Visitor's Center that will clue you in on everything Philadelphia and Revolutionary War. The lawn expanse is also nice if you just want to take a break. There are many benches, restrooms, etc.... Go early... More

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107 reviews 107 reviews
66 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This mall is extremely well done and well laid out. It adds to the experience by providing a variety of attractions to see it as you walk around the mall and interesting Signage to explain what you're looking at. The mall in addition to an informative visitor center provides all visitors with an opportunity see the maximum amount of interesting... More

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Asheville, NC
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302 reviews 302 reviews
134 attraction reviews
233 helpful votes 233 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

In any city, it's always great when you have a large, well-landscaped open space right in the heart of downtown, and Philadelphia's Independence Mall would be welcomed simply for that fact alone. But, when you add that it's surrounded by several of America's most important revolutionary war sites, the value of the mall is really enhanced. It's a great place... More

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