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Busy Oval!

If you are driving to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, you cannot miss going in the Eakins Oval. It... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2017
Maggi713
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Baltimore, Maryland
Beer Garden

Was at the Eakins Oval Beer Garden last night with my family. It was so much fun. Lots of stuff... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2016
kk1249
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Springfield - Delaware County, Pennsylvania
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Schuylkill River Banks, Philadelphia, PA
Fairmount Park
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Reviewed 5 June 2017

If you are driving to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, you cannot miss going in the Eakins Oval. It is the traffic circle right in front of the museum. There are several fountains and monuments within the oval. This traffic circle is really busy so...More

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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...More

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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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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.

Thank adventix
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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.

Thank MrSaturn64
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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 .

Thank jean m
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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...More

Thank MadeinPAtraveler
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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!

1  Thank jean m
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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...More

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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...More

1  Thank dsdc
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