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“The Rocky celebration zone in Philly -amusing!”
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Rocky Statue
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Owner description: Famous fictional Heavyweight Champion "Rocky" is forever remembered in this bronze statue, which pays tribute to the underdog.
Reviewed November 9, 2011

Rocky "celebration zone" in Philadelphia is nice and definetely worth a visit!

But it is important to clarify few things (which I saw were misleadingly reported in previous reviews):
1. there is a whole-body statue of Rocky and you can find it on the right side of the main stairway that leads to the Philadelphia Museum of Art (see photo n.1)
2. the same stairs are referred to as "The Rocky steps", as they are shown on the Rocky movies in several memorable scenes (see photo n.2)
3. on top of the stairs, just after the last step, there is a big tile with the the name ROCKY engraved on it and the bronze footprints of the fictional character (see photo n.3)

This is what you will actually find there. Additionally, the whole area is extremely beautiful, and the best way to enjoy it is to start a walk from the City Hall down to the majestic Benjamin Franklin Parkway that is a wide avenue with trees, flags, fountains, statues and that starts with the famous LOVE sculpture to end with the Museum of Art. Once you reach the museum (that is well worth a visit) you can enjoy the view of Philadelphia skyline.

So if you want to have your Rocky experience, do what he does in the movie, run up the stairway, reach the top and then wave your arms in triumph as million of visitors do every year! And then take a picture of the tile with the skyline as background and of course another picture with the statue of our favourite hero! :)

Note: there is a huge park just over the Museum of Art towards north-west, with lots of interesting spots to see.

Disliked: there is no reference on the statue, no plaque saying who the artist is, or the movies to which is referring to, or even who the statue represents (even if we all know who he is)

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Reviewed November 7, 2011

If you're a Rocky fan at all then you'll absolutely love this! Get your picture taken by the guy that sells the Philadelphia t-shirts! (You can't miss him) Great experience!

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Reviewed September 10, 2011

At first we were told they did not want this Rocky statue in front of their museum, but due to the popularity with the tourists, it was moved to its present location. Tourists line up for the opporunity to post for pictures with this statue. Then climb the stairs to the museum - running the last 3 and do the Rocky jump and pose for pictures there. I know it's associated with a movie and not history; but it's lots of fun and something that should not be missed in Philladelphia.

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Reviewed August 4, 2011

We all posed individually with Rocky and his outstretched arms. We then ran to the top of the steps of the museum nearby (like Sly did in the movie). It was a fun use of 30 minutes.

1  Thank dave s
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Reviewed July 16, 2011

I recently went to Philadelphia with my family and we decided since we are all Rocky fans to see his statue and the famous steps he ran up in the movie during his work outs. The statue was really nice and very well done. Just remember that you are going to see a statue so don't expect much because that's all there is to it. Worth seeing if you're a Rocky fan.

Thank Kris V
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