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Address: Kelly Dr., E. Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Phone Number: 215 769 9693
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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Breathtaking, Beautiful, Boathouse Row

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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Minneapolis, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We only saw this from the freeway but it looks amazing! We are told the nighttime is the best views as the boat houses are all lit up. We did see teams rowing during the day. Its a strange site to see so close to a major city!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

What a lovely place along the river. I love all the lights and how they reflect on the water. I just drove by the first time I saw it, and later found out it's a place you can go to and walk around. The homes are beautiful!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I like to take this drive at night! Boathouse Row is all lite up at night just a great display of unity. Of course when the rowers are out beats all, watching them give it their all! A historical area for Philadelphia. Fairmount park is there just a wonderful stop to chill in the sunshine or star gaze at night,... More 

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Dunedin, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The Schkulkill river offers a riverside tril. You can go from flora to interesting buildings as you approach boathouse row...home to various rowing teams. Look for the Tudor style. You can even catch roof sites from historical...Laurel Hill...houses on the hills above the the east side of the river.

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Apopka, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I saw Boathouse Row when I was walking to the Art Museum. It is right on the river and there are trails that you can run/walk on, too. Won't take long to see them then head to the Museum and look for the Sculpture Garden behind the Museum, first.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I am very fortunate to live close to Philadelphia seeing Boathouse Row on the local news as their opening photos of Philly. At times, I drive by using Kelly Drive and seeing Boathouse Row during the day. Still beautiful to see and envy those who live there.

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Address: Address: Kelly Dr., E. Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Phone Number: 215 769 9693
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Fairmount Park

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