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Ranked #1 of 262 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Art Museums; 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 262 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Art Museums; Cultural
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 262 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Historic Sites; Museums; Cultural
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 #4 of 262 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Cultural
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 262 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Theaters & Stadiums

"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 #6 of 262 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 262 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: History Museums; 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 262 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Architectural Buildings; Government Buildings; Historic Sites; History Museums; Cultural
Both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were signed in this historic building.
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Ranked #9 of 262 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Civic Centers; Performances; Symphonies; Theaters & Stadiums

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 #10 of 262 attractions in Philadelphia
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Ranked #11 of 262 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Historic Sites; Historic Walking Areas; National Parks; Outdoors
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 262 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; History Museums; Cultural
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 #13 of 262 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Children's Museums; Science Museums; 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 #14 of 262 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Educational Sites; Cultural
This Ivy League institution counts, among its founders, Ben Franklin.
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Ranked #15 of 262 attractions in Philadelphia
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Ranked #16 of 262 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Cemeteries; Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Cultural
This church's congregation has included Ben Franklin, George Washington and Betsy Ross.
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Ranked #17 of 262 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #18 of 262 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 #19 of 262 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Cultural
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 #20 of 262 attractions in Philadelphia
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Home of the greatest Rodin collection outside of Paris. The museum houses 124 sculptures, including "The Thinker."
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Ranked #21 of 262 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Gardens; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors

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 #22 of 262 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Art Museums; 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 #23 of 262 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Jogging Paths/ Tracks; Parks; Outdoors
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 #24 of 262 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Jogging Paths/ Tracks; Trails; Outdoors
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Ranked #25 of 262 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Hiking Trails; Outdoors
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Ranked #26 of 262 attractions in Philadelphia
The oldest theater in America, and one of the most prolific.
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Ranked #27 of 262 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: History Museums; Specialty Museums; 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 #28 of 262 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Religious Sites; Libraries; Cultural

  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 262 attractions in Philadelphia
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Ranked #30 of 262 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural
People-watching is the favorite pastime at this busting park, with loads of benches to accommodate weary pedestrians.
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