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“Beautiful park, great running path”
Review of Fairmount Park

Fairmount Park
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One Liberty Observation Deck Philadelphia General Admission
Ranked #60 of 462 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 21, 2014

Although we have visited Philadelphia at least half a dozen times, my husband only discovered this gem when he was here on business -- so today we made it a part of our getaway weekend. Beautiful vistas on the Schuylkill River, charming Boathouse Row, a view of the art museum, stately monuments along the way -- and unsurprisingly, lots of other happy runners, walkers, and cyclists. Can't wait to get back out there tomorrow!

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Reviewed June 18, 2014

Did you know that Fairmount Park has 9000 acres? Central Park only has 900 so that will give you the scale of this place. It is a wonderful gift to the people of Philadelphia. The Touch Me Museum for kids is also located here. The park is a popular place for fireworks in July. So much to do that you couldn't name it all here.

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Reviewed June 17, 2014

Really beautiful place to hang around and relax. On a beautiful summer day, it is the perfect place to be.

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Reviewed June 15, 2014

Great Park to run...Along the River. A great system of trails. Bikers, Runners, Walkers and Skaters.

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Reviewed June 5, 2014

Fairmount Park stretches from the south side of Philadelphia all the way north to the northern wilderness. It meanders along the Schuylkill River, absorbing Boat House Row and winding through Wissahickon Valley. This northern path is the Forbidden Drive ( like Beijing’s Forbidden City our Forbidden Drive is now open to pedestrians) which parallels the Wissahickon Creek. Along the way is a canoe club, the Valley Green Restaurant and the only covered bridge in a major city.
This is a gem, rivaling NYC’s Central Park, it just does not have the name recognition and movie/TV exposure.

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