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“A STEP BACK IN TIME” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Penn Center/Suburban Station

Penn Center/Suburban Station
1600 JFK Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19102 (City Center West)
+1 215 580 7800
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Ranked #135 of 281 attractions in Philadelphia
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Havertown, Pennsylvania
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36 attraction reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“A STEP BACK IN TIME”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

While on my back home walking to the subway station and hubby being a train buff, I just had to walk in the iconic PRR station/suburban station. With the beautiful décor of it's time, everything was kept original from the time of the PRR running at this stop. Huge doors from the streets of JFK Blvd. and 5th Street beckoned me to enter even though I passed by it countless times. Made up my mind while I had my camera to take photos of the inside. I only stayed on the first floor and breathtaking nonetheless. It is still functional busy foot traffic with 2 staff members at the desk to help you purchase tickets. Large elevator doors brings you to office suites upstairs.
It is now known to locals as the Suburban Lines/Penn Station. For regional use. Well-known
coffee shops dot the inside for food on the go. Entrances are clearly marked according to street name. Trains run downstairs. A nice attraction that is easy on the eyes and possibly a rest stop as you stroll Philadelphia. Not far from Love Park.

Visited May 2014
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Columbia, Maryland, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Hoppin' during the day, less so at night.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

This is a real Jeckle & Hyde experience.
During the day this is a cool urban Art Deco mall and food court, at night it's post apocalyptic.
and due to locked doors, requires a LOOOOOONG lonely walk to exit to the street. You may encounter some "characters" on this walk. Not really recommended for late nights, or weekends after 5

Visited February 2014
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Hatfield, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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“A daily commuter's experience”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

I do not commute on a daily basis but do travel the Septa regional rail line frequently. The station is clean and functional. It does provide excellent access to center city Philadelphia

Visited April 2013
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Alma, Georgia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Eye Opening”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

This ole south Georgia girl took in the sites. Nice place to visit but I love the outdoor air of Georgia.

Visited April 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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18 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“quick pass through”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Beautiful, elegant and movie like with food galore! Great stopping or starting place for travelers. I passed through quickly but was happy to be there

Visited October 2012
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