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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Genta K
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Boston, Massachusetts
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341 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

Thank adventix
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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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Fairfax, Virginia
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310 reviews
277 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 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.

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.

Thank pineytom
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423 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 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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81 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 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.

Thank Antoinette-Marie
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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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71 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 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 

Thank jean m
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
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184 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Classic Japanese design is exquisitely executed in this complex. One of the most beautiful examples we have seen including some in Kyoto and Nara Japan. Every corner you turn unveils views of the house koy, pond and surrounding lovingly planted and maintained Gardens. A short walk or drive will bring you to the Philadelphia Horticultural center, which is also worth... More 

Thank Marvin G

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