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“A Philly landmark”
Review of Boathouse Row

Boathouse Row
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City Sightseeing Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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$34.00*
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BYOB Tour of Old City in Philadelphia
Ranked #42 of 450 things to do in Philadelphia
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The best walking and biking route in the city is along the Schuylkill River. The cluster of 15 rowing clubs host a variety of rowing and running events each year.
Pocono Mountains Region, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
95 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“A Philly landmark”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Just behind the Museum of Art and museum district on the Schuylkill River. On Kelly Drive which makes a great walk. A row of interesting old houses line the river banks. Occasionally you may find the scullers out there rowing down the river. This is best viewed at night when the houses are lighted.

Visited July 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Fly by”
Reviewed July 26, 2013

In the pantheon of tourist attractions, Boathouse Row is a distant near last. It is almost, but not quite, not worth bothering to see, but your friends will ask if you went, and you are better off being able to say, "It was nothing," than "No."

Visited February 2013
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Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Classic Philadelphia sight. Not to be missed”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

Beautiful during the day or night, when the lights are on. Better yet, go to Waterworks restaurant, request a table in the patio and watch the sunset.
Hard to beat.

Visited July 2013
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Orlando, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Go at night”
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.

Visited July 2013
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Washington, Dc
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Nice View”
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.

Visited July 2013
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