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University of Pennsylvania

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Address: 3101 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3437
Phone Number: (215) 898-5000
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This Ivy League institution counts, among its founders, Ben Franklin.

This Ivy League institution counts, among its founders, Ben Franklin.

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Philadelphia's University City Food and Walking Tour Including Penn and Drexel

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Best College Ever

Beautiful campus and small enough to not get lost. Downfall is that it is in West Philly so that can be a little scary and parking can be a nightmare. But if you stay by the... read more

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Shelby Township, Michigan
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Shelby Township, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful campus and small enough to not get lost. Downfall is that it is in West Philly so that can be a little scary and parking can be a nightmare. But if you stay by the campus there are no worries.

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Port Washington, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful afternoon activity full of the history of Philadelphia and Ben Franklin. Architecture was stunning and a nice variety of shops open. Bookstore was nice too.

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Spring Valley, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great museum. It had wonderful artifacts! kids enjoyed the ancient money, the classic world, and the china exhibits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though the Fall semester has not started, UPENN had a very hip urban vibe for a hot summer day. We ate at Shake Shack in one of the UPENN buildings and it was terrific. Nice dining room, good view of street and students. Buildings are old, new and in between--seems like a very nice cozy place to go the... More 

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Jackson, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The buildings are beautifully and it is a nice campus. I'm not sure someone who isn't a a fan of college life would enjoy it. The campus is open to walk on, but I don't think you can get into any of the buildings unless you are a student.

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Sylvania, Ohio, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I feel smarter just stepping foot on this Ivy league school. Ben Franklin quotes on large stones to inspire me and my teens. Gorgeous buildings with tree-lined streets. Spend a couple of hours visiting and you wont be disappointed and get your picture with Ben!

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New York City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When you're in Philadelphia, we'd recommend walking around the U Penn campus. See Franklin Stadium (33rd St), it's a classic built in 1895 and set right there along the Schuylkill River. Nearby is the Fisher Fine Arts Building and Library, which was designed by the architect Frank Furness (opened in 1891) The reading room is very beautiful.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

What a beautiful and historic campus this is. Founded by Benjamin Franklin, the school has a fascinating history full of colorful and famous students and faculty. Wander around and appreciate the architecture and then enjoy a stroll through the great book store after your visit.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Nice campus to sit and contemplate how expensive it is for a student to learn here. Library allows community resident to sit and read. There are only a couple of public use computers available in the library. Excellent public seating is available throughtout the campus and plenty of shaed area. Very serene campus

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Hinsdale, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

We went here for a college visit and was impressed by the well kept campus and over all neighborhood. The White Dog Cafe is great for lunch or dinner and has gluten free options. The Campus book store is enormous (Barnes and Noble) for spirit wear. Don't miss the LOVE sign in the middle of the quad.

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