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“Fun and something to do”
Review of Franklin Square

Franklin Square
Ranked #64 of 450 things to do in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Franklin Square is one of Philadelphia’s five original squares. The centerpiece is a fountain built in 1838 and fully restored in 2006. There's a carousel, mini golf and playground to entertain the young and the young at heart.
Havertown, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
210 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Fun and something to do”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

This place was refurbished a few years ago. It has a great park for the kids to play and restrooms. The mini-golf is cute. In the summer, they have story tellers about Philadelphia on the benches. The fountain is nice to view. There are picnic tables throughout the park to have lunch. There is a Steven Starr Burger place there and the burgers look delicious. It is difficult to park in this area. We included the Federal Bank tour in our visit to the park.

Visited August 2012
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Sarasota, Florida, United States
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Franklin Square”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

Right near the Ben Franklin Bridge excellent city park for kids, with putt putt golf a merry go round, great hot dogs and food for everyone, the only problem was the credit card machine was out and the employees acted like it was our fault, great for kids bad for their business

Visited August 2012
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Philadelphia
Level 6 Contributor
209 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Franklin Square-a hidden gem for families”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

Lots of attractions for the young but also offers nourishment for the entire family; sits at the base of the Ben Franklin Bridge, be sure to see the Franklin lightning bolt

Visited November 2012
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NYC
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Fun filled park”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

As previously mentioned Franklin square is a beautiful oasis with numerous photo ops. In terms of activities, they have a carousel and mini-golf. We went mini-golfing on a Monday morning and had the whole course to ourselves. They have 18 mini holes decorated with miniature versions of philadelphia landmarks. A must do for adults and children alike!

Visited October 2012
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Ottawa
Level 6 Contributor
66 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Great park, great mini-golf!”
Reviewed October 16, 2012

The kids will love this park. It has a carousel, swings, slides and all the usual park fun, but the best part for us with the mini-golf. It was in great condition and just about every hole revolved around a miniature version of a philadelphia land mark. Made for some really fun photos.

Visited October 2012
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