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“Schuylkill River separates the East and West sides”
Review of Fairmount Park

Fairmount Park
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Ranked #62 of 463 things to do in Philadelphia
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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.
Reviewed June 11, 2013

You will need a car to see both sides of the park. At East Fairmount Park we saw the Waterworks (short walk with sweeping views), Boathouse Row (short walk along the Row), Woodford & Strawberry Mansions. There was a small charge to tour the Historical Mansions. Woodford was a hang-out for the British during the Revolutionary War. The West side had Shofuso Japanese Garden (traditional house and gardens). It's open 11 AM to 5 PM for a charge. We enjoyed most of it over a 4 hour span.

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Reviewed May 29, 2013

Philly's Fairmount Park is a huge, sprawling expanse of green from the northwest boundary of the City into the downtown. Walking, horseriding and bike trails are everywhere. There is water to enjoy, trees to marvel, hills to climb, ducks to feed and green expanses to take in. From family reunion picnics to hiking at Valley Green, there are things to do and places to go, all in the 100% free park.

This is not New York's Central Park, surrounded by high rises and a city on all sides. this is a sprawling park traversing many city neighborhoods, from swank to ghetto to classy.

Don't forget to continue into Center City down the Ben Franklin Parkway to see the sights and enjoy the museum district.

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Reviewed May 28, 2013

It is hard to believe that this park is in Philadelphia. It is so large and beautiful, with different parts and attractions that you could spend away an afternoon without even realizing it. Always on our list of stops when we are in the area.

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Reviewed May 1, 2013

I was there for the Cherry Blossom festival, and all the activities were great, but Shofuso, the Japanese House and Garden in this photo, was absolutely magnificent. It was like visiting Japan without leaving Philadelphia!

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Reviewed April 30, 2013

I am a professional singer and had the opportunity to perform a wedding reception and this place was gorgeous!! Luscious greenery, beautiful grounds for pictures made this place a grand start to a new life for some couple!

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