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Independence Visitor Center
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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.
Reviewed July 4, 2012

Excellent resource for info on city attractions and activities. Also info on surroounding areas of interest. Snacks and water/cold drinks also available. And bathrooms.

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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.

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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!

Thank Race2Win
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Reviewed July 2, 2012

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

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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!

Thank BusyMomNYC
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