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Address: Philadelphia, PA 19131
Phone Number: 215-683-0200
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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One of the world's largest municipal parks, a sprawling 9,200 acres...

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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Wonderful park

My husband and I took a bus to Fairmount Park from central Philly one sunny day in July. We didn't quite know where we were going, but the bus driver kindly told us where to get... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
FelicitySpike
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Scarsdale, New York
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Scarsdale, New York
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I took a bus to Fairmount Park from central Philly one sunny day in July. We didn't quite know where we were going, but the bus driver kindly told us where to get off and which way to head. A park employee helped us find boathouse row, which was picturesque, especially from the gazebo near the Waterworks.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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352 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

I spent almost 3 hours walking around the park and the area and I had mixed feeling about it. Some parts were beautiful while other felt deserted, neglected and even possibly dangerous. The whole area surrounding the park is a bit run-down and I have encountered many people along the way who just slept on the grass. In general, the... More 

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Thank adventix
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79 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

I visited Fairmount Park in Autumn and I felt like I was inside of a fairytale... The red, yellow leaves, the flowers and ponds made an astonishing breathtaking view from which id never wanna leave. Please visit if you are in Philly- truly worth it!

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Thank Genta K
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Fairmount park is beautiful, but huge... you definetly have to plan for going to this park unless you dont mind roaming around. The zoo, a few picnic areas,baseball park, concert venues, and a couple landmarks are there. Research and plan for a visit.

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Thank ExplorerDav
Fairfax, Virginia
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310 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

We loved driving through the park and stopping at the old historic homes for a tour. The statuary was interesting and we loved the great views of the River.

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Thank John P
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

I have been to Fairmount Park many times in the past 10 years to photograph the many attractions in the park. One of my favorites is Japanese Tea House...great reflections in the pool and the flowers in bloom. Adjacent is the garden especially beautiful when the cherry blossoms are in bloom.

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Thank pineytom
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439 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

This park is huge. The bummer is that it was hard to enjoy because it was really cold and rainy on the day I visited.

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Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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83 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

The Shofuso Japanese tea house is an oasis in the Fairmount part. There is Ikebana exhibitions(Japanese flower arrangements) check their web sites for hours and dates, sculptures in the garden, water, trees. They hold tea ceremonies as well.

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Thank Antoinette-Marie
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

The park was relaxing and memorable for me, I grew up here, lots of open space and historic statues. Nice location for picture taking.

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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72 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

VERY run-down - signs are confusing if attending an event at the Horticultural Ctr. Fountain there had missing lights, parking lot was falling apart, and very tiny bathrooms for the amount of people they say they can accommodate. Food was so-so. Dining area had very poor lighting, and it was a warmer night with no A/C on. The area for... More 

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