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Ranked #1 of 288 attractions in Philadelphia
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 288 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Art Museums
Owner description: The Barnes Foundation houses one of the finest collections of nineteenth- and twentieth-century French painting in the world.... more » Owner description: The Barnes Foundation houses one of the finest collections of nineteenth- and twentieth-century French painting in the world. An extraordinary number of masterpieces by Renoir, Cezanne and Matisse provide a depth of work by these artists that is unavailable elsewhere. Established as an educational institution, the Barnes carries out its mission teaching classes in its galleries and Arboretum. « less
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Ranked #3 of 288 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 #4 of 288 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 #5 of 288 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 #6 of 288 attractions in Philadelphia

Experience surprising visual effects in a Quaker meetinghouse.  When Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting decided to build a new worship hall, they incorporated a James Turrell Skyspace... more »

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Ranked #7 of 288 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 #8 of 288 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 288 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Theaters
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Ranked #10 of 288 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 #11 of 288 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 #12 of 288 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 #13 of 288 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 288 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Educational Sites
This Ivy League institution counts, among its founders, Ben Franklin.
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Ranked #15 of 288 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 #16 of 288 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Trails; Jogging Paths/ Tracks
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Ranked #17 of 288 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 #18 of 288 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 #19 of 288 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 #20 of 288 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Museums
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Ranked #21 of 288 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 #22 of 288 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 #23 of 288 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #24 of 288 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 #25 of 288 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Theaters
The oldest theater in America, and one of the most prolific.
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Ranked #26 of 288 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 #27 of 288 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 #28 of 288 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 #29 of 288 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Playgrounds
Owner description: Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse opened its doors in East Fairmount Park in 1899. Funded by Richard and Sarah Smith, the... more » Owner description: Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse opened its doors in East Fairmount Park in 1899. Funded by Richard and Sarah Smith, the site was dedicated to the memory of their adult son, Stanfield. Smith’s beautiful, 24,000 square foot Playhouse was designed solely as a play space for children by one of Philadelphia’s most prominent late 19th century architects, James H. Windrim. The Playground is situated on its original historic landscape – 6 1/2 acres of open fields, wooded terrain, and sloped hills – and is home to the century old Ann Newman Giant Wooden Slide, a treasured play experience for generations of Philadelphia’s children, as well as other unique pieces of play equipment.Smith’s mission is to provide children 10 and under from diverse backgrounds with free and accessible one-of-a-kind play experiences that meet their physical, behavioral, and developmental needs. « less
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Ranked #30 of 288 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Zoos
Owner description: Situated on 42 acres of beautiful gardens, the Philadelphia Zoo, America's first zoo, is home to nearly 1,300 animals, many... more » Owner description: Situated on 42 acres of beautiful gardens, the Philadelphia Zoo, America's first zoo, is home to nearly 1,300 animals, many rare and endangered. Polar bears, African lions, Amur tigers, a white rhino, giraffes and more call this oasis home. As Philadelphia’s leading cultural destination the Zoo boasts award-winning exhibits such as First Niagara Big Cats Falls, McNeil Avian Center, and PECO Primate Reserve. Recently opened –Treetop Trail and the Great Ape Trail, one of a kind animal exploration systems allow primates to travel overhead and discover the Zoo’ s campus. In April 2013 KidZooU: Hamilton Family Children’s Zoo & Faris Family Education Center will open --this new wildlife academy and interactive children’s zoo offers displays and hands-on learning along with and rare and unusual goats, sheep, chickens, mini horses and ducks for toddlers to tweens. KidZooU will change the Zoo experience for both animals and guests alike. The outdoor exhibit area includes a 400-foot trail for rare sheep and goats, and a “goat bridge” built above the KidZooU entrance. While the goats scale their own supersize tower, children can climb a parallel structure. Indoors, families will marvel at a world teeming with coral reef fish, colorful parakeets, desert ants, and other extraordinary animals. Interactive exhibits show visitors how saving energy and recycling can help save wildlife. By connecting people with wildlife, the Philadelphia Zoo creates joyful discovery and inspires action for animals and habitats. As the region’s leading family destination, the Zoo welcomed more than 1.2 million visitors last year and is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. « less
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