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“Excellent starting place for visitors”

Independence Visitor Center
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Ranked #13 of 437 things to do in Philadelphia
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The Independence Visitor Center is the gateway to America's Most Historic Square Mile. Located in the heart of Independence National Historical Park, the official Visitor Center of the region is the exclusive location to pick up free-timed tickets to tour Independence Hall. The Independence Visitor Center also provides visitor services and amenities, including a multilingual staff fluent in nine languages, on-site ticketing to more than 60 area attractions and tours, free regional maps and brochures, comprehensive daily event listings, and free informative historical films and wireless internet access. The Visitor Center is also the primary point of orientation for the City of Philadelphia, the Southern New Jersey and Delaware River Waterfronts, as well as Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties in Pennsylvania.
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Excellent starting place for visitors”
Reviewed July 3, 2012

Great place to get information on everything in Philly. The Center is clean and modern, and the people there were very helpful. We appreciated the clean bathrooms very much.

Visited June 2012
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Cary, North Carolina
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87 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great Place to Start!”
Reviewed July 3, 2012

The gift shop just inside the front door is one of the best I went through. The restrooms are conveniently also located just inside the front door making it a quick easy stop in the middle of the day. I am sorry to say that I did not get to attend the short films showing, but heard others saying they were good. This is a good central location to get your free maps and ask questions about how to proceed if you haven't already done your research. The park rangers are very knowledgable and all of the area companies with tours, etc. are represented. I went in and out of this place at least a few times to day for a variety of reasons, if only just to get out of the heat! So did others!

Visited June 2012
Thank Race2Win
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52 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Check it first”
Reviewed July 2, 2012

Very informative, this is the place to get the independence hall ticket.

Visited July 2012
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176 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Friendly, helpful and well air conditioned”
Reviewed July 2, 2012

It was a burning hot day and you could come in, cool off, get some great information and the bathrooms are very clean!

Visited July 2012
Thank BusyMomNYC
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Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Really useful centre”
Reviewed July 1, 2012

Great facitilies - maps, tour bookings, advice, bathrooms.

Visited June 2012
Thank Rachel_from_Sydney
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