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“City parks are great...”
Review of Fairmount Park

Fairmount Park
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One Liberty Observation Deck Philadelphia General Admission
Ranked #64 of 450 things to do in Philadelphia
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: One of the world's largest municipal parks, a sprawling 9,200 acres contains several million trees and America's oldest zoo.
Bolingbrook, Illinois
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“City parks are great...”
Reviewed September 17, 2012

But when you are visiting from out of town, it would be nice to have more than just green space to see. Would have loved to see boat races or another event, but not much was going on when we were there. Also, I was a little confused by the announcement that fees are now being charged for trail use-until I found the part that said only bikers and equestrians have to pay it.

Visited August 2012
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“botanical garden”
Reviewed September 7, 2012

my sister took art lessons there for a week .. and we went the final day to see the art work and meet the teachers, etc. a wonderful, beautiful place and great to be part of the Phila. park system

Visited August 2012
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Atanta, GA
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111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Most beautiful city park”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

People say that Central Park is the most beautiful city park but they haven't been to Fairmount! This is the most beautiful city park with the greenery, the water and the beautiful sculptures. You can spend the entire day just exploring the park.

Visited April 2012
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Baltimore, MD
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Too close to the Philadelphia Museum not to visit”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

Much underrated experience. This is an engineering/technology wonder. And it's lovely by the river. Go!

Visited July 2012
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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“The Best Park in the World”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

Fairmount Park is the biggest park in a city in the world. It doesn't get the same respect as Central Park in NYC, but it is mucho better and is a beautiful spectular park. It is wold the effort to see when you are in Philly.

Visited June 2012
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