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Eakins Oval

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Address: Schuylkill River Banks, Philadelphia, PA
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Fun park!

Beautiful place in the city. There are lots of fun activities, concerts, play area, kids and family friendly!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 July 2016
Ma_2719
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Athens, Georgia
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Springfield - Delaware County, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Was at the Eakins Oval Beer Garden last night with my family. It was so much fun. Lots of stuff for young kids to do, great (but pricey) beer selection, and awesome food trucks. The only hard part is that you cannot go and sit in the garden area with your beer. This is tough if you have young kids... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Beautiful place in the city. There are lots of fun activities, concerts, play area, kids and family friendly!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

A fun place to stop a bit before or after you go up the “Rocky” stairs to the art museum. Be aware that some parts of the area may be gated due to an event.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Located at the bottom of the Art Museum stairs, Eakins Oval has a playground, as well as a large statue of Washington on horseback. It's a very nice park on the Parkway.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Food trucks, games,music byob picnic tables. Beer garden, movies under the stars. Fabulous setting , come down & play. Or sit & people watch .

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

Stopped to check out the pop up beer garden on a Friday night. They have it decorated summery with hanging lanterns and lights. They have victory and yards beer, that the beer garden was promoting along with other beers available. The outdoor seating area was big and made of recycled materials. It is more of a spot for children of... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2015 via mobile

City lights up parkway with saint-gobain future sensations. Awesome displays of futuristic environment. Treat to 5 senses. Even a live beer garden. Take a look its free!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2015

Sure it is not a "must drive and see" place, but everyone that comes to visit the Philadelphia Art Museum is just across from the street, so make it a stop over to enjoy the scultures all around. It is a great place to start the walk on a sunny day, all the way down to the City Hall (can... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2015

If you're already at the Art Museum, cross the street to the Washington Monument in Eakins Oval. Listen online to some of the explanations of the thought behind it, pose for some beautiful pictures with the statue and then move on. Not worth a special trip, but still a great destination if you're already in the area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2014

This interesting Oval is located directly opposite the imposing frontage of the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Benjamin Franklin Parkway, more or less marooned in a traffic circle, and if you're visiting the museum, it's worth the effort of carefully crossing the busy flow. Thomas Eakins, one of Philadelphia's most famous sons, was a highly talented "Realist Painter" in the... More 

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