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Independence Mall

Address: Philadelphia, PA
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Ranked #42 of 262 Attractions in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: Historic neighborhood in the middle of the city.
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: Historic neighborhood in the middle of the city.
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Richmond, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Nice hub of activity when you are visiting the city. When we were there it was incredibly crowded and there were silent protests on the lawn area. It is mostly grass and pathways. Don't go out of your way to visit here because it isn't really a destination. It is more like a small park.

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Tyrone, Pennsylvania
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248 reviews 248 reviews
97 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I was in town with a friend Colleen..while she attended a league of women voters meeting I walked around the mall area. The new Jewish museum is up and running the constitution center was busy and the liberty bell And Independence Hall all doing tours. On a great sunny day. A great place to be for history buffs.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The mall area is really just a grassy area in between city streets and historic buildings. It's a nice place to let your kids run around after you've taken them thru the old buildings and history tours. If you packed a lunch it's the perfect spot to sit a eat and take in everything around you.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The Mall is just the area between the National Constitution center and Independence Hall. There is a lot of space if you'd like to have a picnic. It's also near Benjamin Franklin's grave.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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667 reviews 667 reviews
394 attraction reviews
297 helpful votes 297 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This is the most historical place in America. It is where the USA began and has non-stop interest points as far as the eye can see. From Independence Hall to the liberty bell, this area is the beating heart of American history.

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Winchester, Oregon
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55 reviews 55 reviews
19 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This mall is the 3 block area between Independence Hall and the National Constitution Center. The Liberty Bell Center can be found in this area, as well as the US Mint a short walk away, and Ben Franklin's grave site. This was a good area to stop, relax, get pictures of the structures in the background, and kind of drink... More 

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Iuka, IL
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55 reviews 55 reviews
21 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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139 reviews 139 reviews
50 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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
197 helpful votes 197 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
46 helpful votes 46 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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