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Ranked #31 of 288 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Science Museums
Owner description: Founded in honor of America’s first scientist, Benjamin Franklin, The Franklin Institute is one of America’s oldest and... more » Owner description: Founded in honor of America’s first scientist, Benjamin Franklin, The Franklin Institute is one of America’s oldest and premier centers of science education. The museum is known for blockbuster exhibits, a bevy of interactive ongoing exhibitions, and one-of-a-kind theatrical experiences. Today, the Institute continues its dedication to public education and creating a passion for science by offering new and exciting access to science and technology in ways that would dazzle and delight its namesake. « less
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Ranked #32 of 288 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 #33 of 288 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #34 of 288 attractions in Philadelphia
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Ranked #35 of 288 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Neighborhoods; Historic Walking Areas
Historic neighborhood in the middle of the city.
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Ranked #36 of 288 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 #37 of 288 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Government Buildings; Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites

    The Philadelphia City Hall was completed in 1901 following thirty years of construction.  During this period, the original architectural style had gone out of fashion... more »

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Ranked #38 of 288 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Educational Sites; Operas; Performances
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Ranked #39 of 288 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Architectural Buildings; Neighborhoods
Owner description: The best walking and biking route in the city is along the Schuylkill River. The cluster of 15 rowing clubs host a variety of... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Ranked #40 of 288 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Historic Sites
Home of the United States Congress when Philadelphia served as the nation's capital from 1790 to 1800.
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Ranked #41 of 288 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Specialty Museums; Libraries
Owner description: The Rosenbach Museum & Library seeks to inspire curiosity, inquiry, and creativity by engaging broad audiences in... more » Owner description: The Rosenbach Museum & Library seeks to inspire curiosity, inquiry, and creativity by engaging broad audiences in exhibitions, programs and research based on its remarkable and expanding collections. With an outstanding collection of rare books, manuscripts, furniture, and art, the Rosenbach is a museum and world-renowned research library, set within two historic 1865 townhouses, that reflects an age when great collectors lived among their treasures. « less
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Ranked #42 of 288 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: History Museums; Specialty Museums
Owner description: Philadelphia's maritime museum features interactive exhibits, historic ships (Spanish American war-era cruiser Olympia and... more » Owner description: Philadelphia's maritime museum features interactive exhibits, historic ships (Spanish American war-era cruiser Olympia and WWII-era submarine Becuna) and changing exhibition galleries. Seasonal river tours of the Delaware River and kayaks / rowboat rentals available. Extended evening hours Thursday - Saturday Memorial Day - Labor Day. « less
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Ranked #43 of 288 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Ballets; Symphonies

The Academy of Music opened in 1857 to provide Philadelphia with a first class opera house.  It remains one of the very oldest intact opera venues in the world.   The plain brick... more »

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Ranked #44 of 288 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #45 of 288 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Hiking Trails
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Ranked #46 of 288 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Historic Sites
America's oldest residential street was built in 1702 and is now designated a National Historic Landmark.
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Ranked #47 of 288 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Other
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Ranked #48 of 288 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Science Museums
Owner description: Founded in 1812, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is a world-class natural history museum dedicated to... more » Owner description: Founded in 1812, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is a world-class natural history museum dedicated to advancing research, education, and public engagement in biodiversity and environmental science. Visitors can enjoy four floors of interactive permanent exhibits, come face-to-face with T. rex and other prehistoric creatures in Dinosaur Hall, take a stroll in a tropical garden in the live Butterflies! exhibit, and see animals up close in the Live Animal Center. « less
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Ranked #49 of 288 attractions in Philadelphia
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Ranked #50 of 288 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Theaters
Owner description: EgoPo Classic Theater is Philadelphia's premier destination for bold visionary versions of great classic plays. They produce... more » Owner description: EgoPo Classic Theater is Philadelphia's premier destination for bold visionary versions of great classic plays. They produce a three play mainstage season each year. Currently in our 19th season, EgoPo is considered a go-to-destination for top-quality theater in Philadelphia. The 2012-13 Season will feature all plays from the Vaudeville-era of American theater including The Assassination of Jesse James (Oct. 5-28, 2012), The Life and Death of Harry Houdini (March 20th-April 7th, 2013)and Uncle Tom's Cabin: An Unfortunate Melodrama (May 29-June 16, 2013). All shows at Plays and Players, 1714 Delancey Street in center city Philadelphia. « less
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Ranked #51 of 288 attractions in Philadelphia
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Ranked #52 of 288 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Government Buildings; Tours

Dating from 1793, the Philadelphia Mint is the oldest and largest of the six facilities operated by the United States Mint.  The present structure is a modern style factory... more »

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Ranked #53 of 288 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
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Ranked #54 of 288 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Theaters
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Ranked #55 of 288 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Cemeteries
Owner description: This 100-acre cemetery has an array of resplendent funerary monuments, including small Victorian palaces, art nouveau... more » Owner description: This 100-acre cemetery has an array of resplendent funerary monuments, including small Victorian palaces, art nouveau sarcophagi and pre-Raphaelite stained glass. « less
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Ranked #56 of 288 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Monuments/ Statues
Owner description: Famous fictional Heavyweight Champion "Rocky" is forever remembered in this bronze statue, which pays tribute to the... more » Owner description: Famous fictional Heavyweight Champion "Rocky" is forever remembered in this bronze statue, which pays tribute to the underdog. « less
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Ranked #57 of 288 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Libraries; Historic Sites
Owner description: A non-profit library and historic site furnished with fine and decorative arts from the first half of the 19th century. Free... more » Owner description: A non-profit library and historic site furnished with fine and decorative arts from the first half of the 19th century. Free exhibitions. « less
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Ranked #58 of 288 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Theaters
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Ranked #59 of 288 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Educational Sites
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Ranked #60 of 288 attractions in Philadelphia
Category: Historic Sites
The simple home where Edgar Allen Poe lived and wrote. Among other stories, Poe wrote The Tell-Tale Heart here.
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