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Philadelphia Museum of Art
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Ranked #1 of 276 attractions in Philadelphia
Travelers' Choice® 2013 Winner Attractions
Category: Art Museums

This museum has perhaps the most dramatic location of any in the world being situated on a hill at the end of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway overlooking the Schuylkill.  The... more »

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Ranked #2 of 276 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Art Museums
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Ranked #3 of 276 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Theaters; Performances; Symphonies; Civic Centers

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is located at 300 S. Broad St. Philadelphia PA 19102. For more information, visit www.kimmelcenter.org or call 215-893-1999.    Kimmel... more »

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Ranked #4 of 276 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: History Museums
Owner description: The Museum offers tickets for Adults (ages 22-64) $12, Youths (ages 13-21) $11, Children (12-under) free, Active Military... more » Owner description: The Museum offers tickets for Adults (ages 22-64) $12, Youths (ages 13-21) $11, Children (12-under) free, Active Military (with ID) free, Seniors (65+) $11. This museum offers dynamic and always intriguing exhibits. The history and evolution of the American Jewish community from colonial times onward is chronicled. « less
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Ranked #5 of 276 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Theaters
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Ranked #6 of 276 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Historic Sites; Museums
Owner description: Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, but stands today in... more » Owner description: Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, but stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cellblocks and empty guard towers. Known for its grand architecture and strict discipline, this was the world’s first true “penitentiary,” a prison designed to inspire penitence, or true regret, in the hearts of convicts. Tours today include the cellblocks, solitary punishment cells, Al Capone’s Cell, and Death Row. « less
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Ranked #7 of 276 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields

"The Bank" is a super place, all seats have great views along with the Phila skyline which is spectacular.  Phils are leading the NL East and could have another NL MVP this year... more »

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Ranked #8 of 276 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Historic Sites; Government Buildings; Architectural Buildings; History Museums
Both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were signed in this historic building.
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Ranked #9 of 276 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Historic Sites; National Parks
Owner description: One of the most famous square miles in the United States, the park is home to the Liberty Bell, the Tomb of the Unknown... more » Owner description: One of the most famous square miles in the United States, the park is home to the Liberty Bell, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Independence Hall. « less
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Ranked #10 of 276 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Gardens; Nature/ Wildlife Areas

The Morris Arboretum is a wonderful place to visit for those who love trees, plants, beautiful landscapes and interesting sculpture.  The grounds are laid out as a series of... more »

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Ranked #11 of 276 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Children's Museums; Science Museums
Owner description: Hands-on museum where adults and children can learn and explore together. The museum is open Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.... more » Owner description: Hands-on museum where adults and children can learn and explore together. The museum is open Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission is $17 for adults and children age one and over. Children under one are free. « less
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Ranked #12 of 276 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Educational Sites
This Ivy League institution counts, among its founders, Ben Franklin.
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Ranked #13 of 276 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Cemeteries
This church's congregation has included Ben Franklin, George Washington and Betsy Ross.
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Ranked #14 of 276 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites
Owner description: The head church of Philadelphia's Catholic Archdiocese is on the National Registrar of Historic Places. Pope John Paul II... more » Owner description: The head church of Philadelphia's Catholic Archdiocese is on the National Registrar of Historic Places. Pope John Paul II celebrated Mass here in 1979. « less
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Ranked #15 of 276 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Art Museums

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is located on the western side of North Broad Street, a few blocks north of City Hall.  It was founded in 1805 by painter and scientist... more »

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Ranked #16 of 276 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Art Museums
Home of the greatest Rodin collection outside of Paris. The museum houses 124 sculptures, including "The Thinker."
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Ranked #17 of 276 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Historic Sites; History Museums; Religious Sites
Owner description: Stop by this small (and free!) museum on your walking tour of Philadelphia. Staffed by actual firemen, Firemans Hall... more » Owner description: Stop by this small (and free!) museum on your walking tour of Philadelphia. Staffed by actual firemen, Firemans Hall exhibits artifacts, such as leather buckets and fire marks, once and sometimes still used to fight city fires. « less
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Ranked #18 of 276 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Owner description: The Independence Visitor Center is the primary point of orientation for Independence National Historical Park, the City of... more » Owner description: The Independence Visitor Center is the primary point of orientation for Independence National Historical Park, the City of Philadelphia, the Southern New Jersey and Delaware River Waterfronts, as well as Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties in Pennsylvania. « less
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Ranked #19 of 276 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Theaters
The oldest theater in America, and one of the most prolific.
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Ranked #20 of 276 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Museums

Officially known as the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, the Penn Museum, with nearly one million artifacts from all over the world, has one of... more »

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Ranked #21 of 276 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Museums
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Ranked #22 of 276 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Parks; Jogging Paths/ Tracks
One of the world's largest municipal parks, a sprawling 9,200 acres contains several million trees and America's oldest zoo.
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Ranked #23 of 276 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: History Museums; Specialty Museums
Owner description: The National Constitution Center is the first and only nonprofit, nonpartisan institution devoted to the U.S. Constitution... more » Owner description: The National Constitution Center is the first and only nonprofit, nonpartisan institution devoted to the U.S. Constitution and its legacy of freedom. Located two blocks from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell in Historic Philadelphia, the Center illuminates constitutional ideals and inspires active citizenship as a state-of-the-art museum, a civic education hub and a national town hall. « less
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Ranked #24 of 276 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
People-watching is the favorite pastime at this busting park, with loads of benches to accommodate weary pedestrians.
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Ranked #25 of 276 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Historic Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest

The Liberty Bell originally hung in the tower of Independence Hall across the street.  It continued to be used after the initial cracking when the fracture was enlarged to allow... more »

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Ranked #26 of 276 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Religious Sites; Libraries

  The Masonic Temple is the church-like structure one sees on the northeast corner of North Broad Street across the street from City Hall.  Though dedicated in 1873, the interior... more »

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Ranked #27 of 276 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #28 of 276 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #29 of 276 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Specialty Museums; Science Museums
This museum, located at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, showcases medical oddities.
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Ranked #30 of 276 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Neighborhoods; Historic Walking Areas
Historic neighborhood in the middle of the city.
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