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Reviewed July 8, 2013

The only reason I have to give this a poor rating is because you definitely have to see this sight at night when the lights are on. If you go during the day it just looks like frat houses lined up.

Thank Missy4travel
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

It's a row of houses. Yep. Oh yes, they rent bicycles and other stuffs, but we didn't bother checking those out after an exhausting day in Philly. We just went there for the view and photo ops.

It's impossible to take a picture from the other side of the river (interstate & train tracks). The best place to take in the view of Boathouse Row is from Philadelphia Waterworks. They have a little gazebo over looking the Waterworks' dam. Walk to that gazebo and walk all the way to the left to the end of the walkway. From there you can take in all the view the river and Boathouse Row has to offer.

Thank Selion
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

The beauty of Boathouse Row is indescribable. It's so unique and amazing. It amazes me because the Schuylkill River is so dirty and awful with one of the worst highways in the world nearby - The Schuylkill. Yet, this row of houses seems to make it so beautiful. If a handful of houses can take away the muck and grossness of one of the worst highways and rivers in the world, then it must be pretty awesome!

Thank Kyle F
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

Interesting collection of buildings along the east bank of the Schuylkill River. There was ample free parking and rental bikes available. Worth a brief walk.

Thank TexansAlso
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

Colors of the boathouses. At night they are guards of the river. Beautiful in the spring or winter especially when the light and color reflect on the water.

Thank sjkRN2
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