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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Reservoir Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19131
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Reviewed September 11, 2019

It was a long walk from the hotel Club Quarters but it worth it. It is also an important place to visit to understand how important drinkable water was important for the city.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Jean-Claude M
Reviewed July 8, 2019

This is a huge big city park, designed by Olmstead, the master. It has just about everything you need from a park and is full of people enjoying the great green space.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed July 5, 2019

you can go and sit by the gazebo and view the reservoir.Some people are fishing at the reservoir.The current was very strong.It was windy the time we were there.Tons of visitors from everywhere.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank bluecard21
Reviewed June 15, 2019

I was disappointed with this park, having read glowing accounts of it. I visited it on a Sunday morning. Many sections are next to a busy road with much noise. There were also numerous bikes, skateboards and joggers fighting for space with the walkers. At...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank RossOrpington
Reviewed May 27, 2019

A beautiful place, in the middle of the sweltering city. The day we were there, there was a wedding, a photo shoot, families picnicking, rowers practicing. The view of the river is lovely.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank pcola165
Reviewed April 17, 2019

This is a huge park that I really recommend to visit. If you go in spring you may be lucky and see the cherry blossoms! You can visit the park walking or also you can rent a bike (they offer the big ones for 4...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 13, 2019

We only saw a fraction of this park due to time constraints. We did the end by the Art Museum. Behind the museum is bridges and great places for a pictures. There is also a free water works museum on that end. We would love...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank cherylj332
Reviewed March 31, 2019

Some much to see. The Japanese Garden is exquisite. Be quiet and you might see some of the wildlife that live there. Enjoy Please don't pick the flowers. Cherry blossoms, Azaleas. WOW

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank MsBeth2016
Reviewed December 23, 2018 via mobile

This is a nice park below the museum of arts. There’s sculptures along the walking paths. The new water works area is very nice as well.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank EFW2014
Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

This big beautiful park is across the street from the art museum. It has flower gardens, statues, fountains and lots of trees. I was very impressed by the statuary. And the beautiful fountains. We accessed the museum and the park by riding the phlash bus....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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avocadont
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Response from btravelhappy | Reviewed this property |
My apologies these do not get pushed to me. I would not go into the park at night unless I had a group with me and only in certain sections. There are other parks in the area I would use instead.
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