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“Well planned mix up”

Philadelphia Museum of Art
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Philadelphia Museum of Art General Admission
Ranked #1 of 443 things to do in Philadelphia
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: As one of the largest museums in the United States, the Philadelphia Museum of Art invites visitors from around the world to explore its renowned collections, acclaimed special exhibitions, and enriching programs, both in person and online. Rising majestically at the end of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the Philadelphia Museum of Art stands as one of the great art institutions of the world. In the over 125 years since its founding, it has grown far beyond the limits originally set for it. Today, the Museum houses over 225,000 works of art encompassing some of the greatest achievements of human creativity, and offers a wealth of exhibitions and educational programs for a public of all ages.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Well planned mix up”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

Ended up at the museum by accident - had a lovely time. The exhibits are well maintained and the building beautiful.

Visited September 2012
Thank Sherry S
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Alexandria, Virginia
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“Fine Time”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

The museum is somewhat limited in what they have to offer but is worth the visit. Try to go when there is a special exhibit that you are interested in.

Visited October 2012
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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Museum”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

The armor room is a must for history/war buffs. An entire (very large) room dedicated to armor for people and horses!

Visited October 2012
Thank Glenn S
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“Rocky's Stairs”
Reviewed October 10, 2012

It was raining the day of the visit and all the staff was worried about making people check their umbrellas. They were rude about it.

Visited October 2012
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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“First rate museum, beautiful and organized”
Reviewed October 10, 2012

I loved this museum and only regret not having enough time. It is beautiful, spacious and well organized.
I particularly enjoyed the section with colonial era American furniture, because I have not seen such a collection before, but the "classic" paintings and sculptures exhibitions are great as well.
Some rooms in the museum showing architecture have been transformed so it actually seems like entering an old church or a living room or a cloister. Especially the cloister is incredibly life-like and it gives the impression of standing inside it under the open sky at night. Magical!

Visited October 2012
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