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“Great place to take a walk”

University of Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia's Beyond the Cheesesteak Walking Tour Including Penn and Drexel
Ranked #22 of 458 things to do in Philadelphia
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Owner description: This Ivy League institution counts, among its founders, Ben Franklin.
Reviewed January 30, 2013

U Penn is of course a great school and it is a great place to take a walk when in Philly. Bustling atmosphere and beautiful architecture.

Thank John V
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

Even on a Sunday there is much ado. Stores are open. The campus is fun with squirrels cavorting all around us. The grounds are clean and fun to explore, especially for the young kids. Lots of area to run and climb.

Thank dblivy
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Visited the University of Pennsylvania archeological museum with grandkids 8 and 9. Admission desk was a bit disorganized, but once we were in, the kids were fascinated with the artifacts. They especially enjoyed the reproductions of rooms and temples and, not surprisingly, the mummies. There's a little place where you can buy a simple lunch, and an awesome gift shop. We plan to go back this spring and take our 3 year old as well.

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Reviewed January 20, 2013

The Mayan exhibit about the "ending" at December 2012 but worth the visit. When you are there do not fail to view the Americas collection as well as Africa. The mummies are always a hit with young and old. Search out the special temporary exhibits. Many are small but worthwhile.

Thank Dolores C
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

Penn is a beautiful campus. It is contained within a rectangular area I West Philly. Unlike other Ivy League schools the campus is not contained in one small area or quads, but spread throughout an urban area. It is a great place to wander for a few hours.

Start at the bookstore at 36th and Walnut to get a book on the architecture. College green, College Hall (inspiration for the house in "The Adams Family"), Fisher Fine Arts Library, the list goes on and on. Also stop in at the Hospital of U. Penn to see perhaps the most beautiful hospital lobby anywhere.

On a nice day buy lunch from one of the food trucks on Spruce between 34th and 36th. Beautiful area!

1  Thank Rhapsodyinblue
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