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Address: Kelly Dr., E. Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Phone Number: 215 769 9693
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: The best walking and biking route in the city is along the Schuylkill...
The best walking and biking route in the city is along the Schuylkill River. The cluster of 15 rowing clubs host a variety of rowing and running events each year.
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Great walking area and biking

Great well build older buildings used for rowing. great area to walk, rent bikes, rent segways. Nice view of the river. the buildings are massive and look like fraternity houses... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Titusville, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

If quaint, well maintained river-front boathouses interest you, then this is worth a look-see. They are however private, so do not expect to enter any of them.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Great well build older buildings used for rowing. great area to walk, rent bikes, rent segways. Nice view of the river. the buildings are massive and look like fraternity houses (without the drunks)

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Mount Ephraim, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Don't miss Boathouse Row while visiting Philadelphia. It's a beautiful scene day or night, but in the evening when it's lit up and the moon over the river it shouldn't be missed.

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Greenwood, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We heard about Boathouse Row and saw it from the Water Works walkway - very pretty. But when we walked over, the water front is fenced off! Once we walked along the shore to the very end, we were able to see the shells in action. Big disappointment.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Parking here, and walking along the river is a wonderfully peaceful experience ... and all just steps away from the buzz of the city. The boathouses are a special piece of the city's history and if you get to see some rowers, that's a plus. Take the drive opposite the river at night to see the boathouses lined in lights.... More 

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

One of the joys of driving down the Schuylkill highway is reaching the point where you can see Boathouse Row. Ironically, a better drive is down Kelly Drive toward Fairmount Park...you get to see not only the non-river side of Boathouse Row...but, if the weather is nice, folk sculling on the river.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We attended a beautiful wedding in one of the boathouses in the Boathouse Row. The "house " is unique , nautical, roomy ,yet cozy in design. The view from the deck at sunset was awesome.

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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Minutes from where Grace Kelly of Hollywood and Monaco was born and raised in East Falls no one can visit Philly without seeing Boathouse Row at night. Forget about it!

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Philadelphia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great little spot, you can see it from the art museum! Make sure to take your camera. Must do at night!

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new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Having trained here I am biased, but it is a beautiful landmark, particularly when the boats are out or in the evening when the lights adorn the boathouses. Worth coming to check out a Head Race in the fall. Great for running or biking along the river.

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