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Art museum with a diverse collection spanning textiles to Impressionist works, set in a historic district with a unique, exploratory layout and pieces from notable alumni.
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Historic capitol building with a large marble dome and prestigious Liberty Bell replica. Features guided tours, an extensive library, and a state reception room with historical artifacts.
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Medium-sized zoo nestled in a picturesque park with a diverse range of animals, interactive exhibits, and seasonal festivals. Features creative events and shaded play areas.
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Historic neighborhood with a focus on Italian cuisine amid quaint shops and beautiful housing. Limited in attractions, the area caters mostly to dining enthusiasts.
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  • lmphilly
    Philadelphia, PA252 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was awesome. Went on a Sunday so admission was free. Spent about 3 hours. Includes modern art, European masters, ancient Egypt, Asian art and more. Don’t miss 6th floor. The museum is deceptively large. We parked for free on street. Well worth a visit.
    Written May 26, 2024
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  • Tour825003
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Have been a Broadway series subscriber for a few years and enjoy every trip to PPAC. Seats are comfortable- more leg room the closer to the stage you get. Recommend first dress circle, great view and sound!
    Written May 9, 2024
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  • marcnjerri
    Mobile, AL133 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Planning on the self guided tour as a brief stop and happened on a 10:30 docent tour. She was excellent in speaking of the history, architecture and happenings of the capitol building. The tour was inclusive and informative. Would say it was an hour well spent.
    Written July 11, 2024
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  • Pete
    Fredericksburg, VA1,201 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It’s well known that Brown is both Ivy League and always ranks in the top of the best schools in the country. The very not important thing I learned about this visit is that Ivy League schools don’t have to have ivy covered walls. Maybe I missed it.
    Written May 2, 2024
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  • Kara L
    23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My family really enjoyed this zoo. It wasn’t big, but all the animal enclosures were natural looking & the animals seemed to get lots of enrichment. We saw lots of cool animals, like the golden lion tamarin, Matschie’s tree kangaroo, African vultures, elephants and a snow leopard. They had rescued bald eagles and a 3-legged serval. And there was a bird show, Flights of Fancy, that we all really liked.
    Written June 27, 2024
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  • travelwithallergy
    United States21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Such a unique and beautiful library! The children’s section is so welcoming with a low horseshoe shaped bench surrounded by low bookshelves. So much fun!
    Written December 10, 2023
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  • Celeste D
    173 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The park is large with lots of trails and features. I liked waking around the trails seeing different water views. I especially liked the dirt trail along the lake. The Japanese garden was nice but crowded. I wished I would have come earlier in the day to see the botanical garden. The parking was terrible if you come on a weekend. The spot I found didn't have a turnaround so everyone had to back out to get to the main road through the park.
    Written April 29, 2024
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  • SNM
    Manila, Philippines360 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lots to see and lots to eat, come with an empty stomach and have some of the best Italian food in the world! From cannolis to pasta and paired with a lovely local beer :)
    Written June 9, 2023
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  • Laurel W
    22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cool looking historic homes up on a hill overlooking the city. Driving can be a bit tight with the 2 way streets that only have ONE lane…. Lots of alleyways and restored homes. Worth a look and also seating at Prospect Terrace overlooking the city
    Written October 5, 2023
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  • Alexandra C
    United Kingdom4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The house is extremely well preserved and beautiful. The tour guide was very knowledgable and open to answering questions. I live locally but this was my first time visiting Lippitt House - I will be bringing back all my future guests!
    Written May 14, 2024
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  • Adventurer253407
    Monroe, OH1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stephen Hopkins was the founding father and governor of Rhode Island and signatory of the Declaration of Independence. George Washington had stayed at this house. Their are many gorgeous artifacts and heirlooms. The tour is fascinating and highly recommended.
    This is NOT the house of Stephen Hawking the English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author - as one of the reviewers posted.
    Written January 14, 2020
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  • wevisitplaces
    140 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had an absolutely blast spending a morning here with an 8 and 10 year old. There are so many interesting materials to interact with. They stayed busy and engaged all morning. After a couple hours one commented to me that they were glad they got to spend the morning having fun instead of learning! Little did they know how educational all their learning was. The staff were amazing about cleaning throughout the day. Everyone was friendly and welcoming and inclusive. Signs are in both English and Spanish. We highly recommend
    Written May 11, 2024
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