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University of Pennsylvania

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3101 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3437
+1 215-898-5000
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This Ivy League institution counts, among its founders, Ben Franklin.
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  • Average4%
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“locust walk” (17 reviews)
3101 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3437
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+1 215-898-5000
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The campus first of all is very large and spread out. Many building of the 1700s era. Very pretty campus.

Thank royfleming60
Reviewed 4 days ago

The first time I stepped on campus I knew that is where I wanted to go to college. There is an electricity there. Also, I believe it is an oasis in the middle of a very big, active city. The history and the architecture are...More

Thank lisa h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even if you don't have an academic reason to visit, go anyway. Beautiful, historically significant. A pleasure to walk through.

Thank Shawna M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the University of Pennsylvania twice in April 2017. It is my alma mater. It was great to walk around and remember my days here as a student. So many things changed. I was able to find the two dormitories where I lived as...More

Thank blairkk25
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An iconic school with museums that are astounding to say the least. U of P is a place to visit just because it is what it is .... a MUST SEE if you're in the city of Brotherly Love or even close to it.

Thank Dencrstlady
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Looking at a pamphlet announcing Willie Cole’s exhibit at the Arthur Ross Gallery, one might assume that this prolific and highly respected contemporary artist explores geometric forms in innovative ways. Far from it, as I learned during an on site visit of Cole’s On-Site exhibit....More

Thank Elisabeth B
Reviewed May 18, 2017

Great mix of classic and modern architecture. Outstanding University near center city. So much history too.

Thank asd24
Reviewed May 8, 2017

We traveled back to the campus in honor of my husband's graduation from this school 45+ years ago. It was sad to see all the fraternity houses that had been closed and abandoned, but the remainder of the campus still had its charms.

Thank Pam C
Reviewed May 7, 2017

Loved the energy of this Ivy League community. The campus is beautiful with interesting architecture, lovely flower beds, and sculptures. There are food trucks with many choices of offerings from multiple cultures.

Thank Kyle S
Reviewed May 4, 2017

Attended the 123rd Penn Relays at Franklin Field. The weather was warm for this time of the year. Had an enjoyable three days of track & field activities.

Thank Royston L
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Place to park? We are coming from Independence Hall. Also, map of the campus on-line? Specifically interested in the LOVE sculpture, Benjamin Franklin sitting on the bench and location of The White Dog Cafe. Thank you!
August 7, 2016|
Response from TommyBoy94 | Reviewed this property |
Many parking lots in the area. Some spots on the street. You pay for parking at a kiosk if you park on the street. Personally, I do a parking lot as fines in Philly are expensive and street parking is not free well into the... More
Nice upscale restaurant near university. Arriving on Amtrak.
July 25, 2015|
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Response from StlmanChuck | Reviewed this property |
Went to Davios restaurant and had both exceptional food, but also terrific service.