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“More than a welcome?” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Independence Visitor Center

Independence Visitor Center
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$31.99*
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Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour
Ranked #14 of 433 things to do in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
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.
Los Angeles, California
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4 attraction reviews
“More than a welcome?”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013

Great space, needs a little boost and update on the displays, but of course Park Service money is limited. Mainly this is a place to get tickets, brochures and maps, snacks and gifts. (and use the clean bathrooms, whew)

Visited August 2013
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Lincoln, England, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Brilliant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013

You must visit this if you're in the historic area of Philadelphia; very informative and educational

Visited September 2013
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New York City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Helpful Staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013

We found this a very good place to start our visit. The information desk really WAS helpful, staffed by very nice people. The exhibits were interesting and well thought out, and there were 2 free films about the beginnings of our nation that I found interesting.

Visited September 2013
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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131 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Great visitor center”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013

Lots of brochures, pictures, information on tours, a fabulous gift shop, restroom facilities and very helpful staff. Got there first. It helps. It closes promptly at 6:00 p.m.

Visited September 2013
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Thank treble3
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Oceanside, New York
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Can answer whatever question you have”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013

This place has lots of information, and has a lot of information for you to look into there. It can be crowded depending on the time you go so dont expect to run in and out.

Visited September 2013
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