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Penn's Landing

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Address: On the Delaware River from Market St. to Lombard St., Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone Number: +1 215-922-2386
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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Penn’s Landing, the waterfront site where William Penn docked, is now the...

Penn’s Landing, the waterfront site where William Penn docked, is now the great gathering place for outdoor events, especially in warmer weather. A variety of concerts, presentations and athletic events celebrate this waterfront area where history mingles with present-day pursuits.

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Can be packed with crowds

My family and I went to the see the Tall Ships last summer. The crowds were heavy. It was about 40 minutes to see a smaller ship and up to an hour to get on the more popular... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Absecon, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the stroll by the water, but there wasn't really much going on in the area. Very beautiful though. Could be developed so much more.

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Absecon, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I went to the see the Tall Ships last summer. The crowds were heavy. It was about 40 minutes to see a smaller ship and up to an hour to get on the more popular ships. Food and drink were expensive. I will not go again. Penn's landing without an event is a nice walk around. The... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Took a nice afternoon walk along Penns Landing. So many different things to do. Museums, boat tours, River Rink, Stone Harbor Park. Great place to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

Philadelphia has a waterfront for boat and people to traverse. I walked along the promenade and found the famous Penn's Landing landmark. The walk along the water is pleasant and invigorating even in a fog banked day. It was clear enough to see two bridges and the ships that pass underneath them. On the top side you can visit the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

Penn's Landing - a nice spot for events, attractions, eating and relaxing. The best time to visit here is 24/7. Also, you can observe the city of Camden on the other side of the Delaware River. And they can see you from there too!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Nice to walk along the waterfront. Enjoyed the tour on the USS Olympia and the WWII Submarine. This was part of the museum cost.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

We picked a bad day to go. There was an event there for recovering addicts. Tons of people and a fight even broke out right near us. If we were to go back again, we'd make sure to see what was going on there the day we planned the visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

We were there the weekend of Mexican Independence Day so it was fairly crowded for the fireworks on the final three-day festival. Very Nice!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

We went here just to see the harbor and river, but the day we went there was an event for recovering addicts. It made the population of the area more interesting that we think it would have been normally. We didn't explore as much as we would have. We would definitely go back, but maybe check closer to our date... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

Not to much to see, is good place to walk and relax, river board, sometimes is something going on, music and food. The underground parking was closed, if you get early plenty of space on paying meters on the surrounding streets.

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