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Address: Philadelphia, PA 19131
Phone Number: 215-683-0200
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

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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Fairmount Park - the largest in Philly

Fairmount Park - the largest in Philly. Surrounded with the oldest architectural buildings. It is beloved by the Philadelphians - barbecue, parties, running, bicycling, walking... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Alexander K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fairmount Park - the largest in Philly. Surrounded with the oldest architectural buildings. It is beloved by the Philadelphians - barbecue, parties, running, bicycling, walking, you name it!

Thank Alexander K
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As Philadelphia expanded in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, people of means built summer residences near the banks of the Schuylkill River in what is now Fairmount Park. This was partly for pleasure but also to escape the stifling summer heat and the threat of disease in town. To explore this era I went to visit Cedar Grove,... More 

Thank Elisabeth B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing day at the dragon boat festival in October ! Grilling, cheering and awesome walk down the path along the Schuykill river. It's a beautiful area with trees all around and river and bridges with nice pathways to walk or run or bike.

Thank Arch L
North Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

We only managed a small portion of this park closest to the Art Museum. We wandered through the Water Pumping Station and up past the boat houses up Kelly Drive. Named after the Olympian, Grace Kelly's father. We were told their house was further up the road. We gladly sat down in the Cosmic cafe and enjoyed the singer serenading... More 

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Scarsdale, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

Thank Genta K
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank John P
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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