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Top Attractions in Philadelphia

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  • A95
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great attraction. Located reasonably close to the centre this historic site suspended in a state of ruin (intentionally) provides hour of interesting exploration alongside other exhibits within its walls. The staff are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend this to others.
    Written April 26, 2024
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  • Barbara W
    Reading, PA27 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Old train station loaded with many different types of foods, from ice cream to Georgian food (the country, not the state).
    Written May 16, 2024
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  • Krr1975
    Sevierville, TN1,086 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our bus stopped here while in the area. We already had our ticket which was great because when we got there that morning, they were already sold out. Did the quick 20 minute tour and looked around in the area. Great part of American history.
    Written May 15, 2024
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  • Kitty G
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Philadelphia Museum of Art is a must if you're in town. You could spend a whole day there! There are so many exhibits and things to see. I liked that they have restaurants inside, so you can take a break and enjoy a quick bite or a sit down meal.
    I did not like the fact that the museum has been announcing Van Gogh's Sunflowers exhibit (the reason why we visited) just to find out it won't be open until May 18th! So if you're hoping to visit before then, be aware. The exhibit is still being finalized.
    We really enjoyed the immersive exhibits, such as the Tea House, the Arts of the Islamic world, and the Arms and Armor. I had never seen such exhibits, so we really enjoyed it.
    Written May 10, 2024
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  • packedandready2go
    California944 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is one of the world's best collections of impressionist paintings. The building is well designed. The only problem is that instead of wall mounted cards with information about the painting and the artist you have to use the Barnes website accessed via a qr code. This did not seem to work for about 25% of the paintings I scanned and I noticed other patrons having similar problems. That said, the art collection is spectacular.
    Written April 19, 2024
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  • Liekehanna
    Rotterdam, The Netherlands199 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Obviously a must see when in Philly. Free entry, although you can even see the bell from outside through a window. Security staff was not too friendly so that made it a bit uncomfortable.
    Written May 15, 2024
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  • Diane S
    Key West, FL6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The National Park Rangers at Independence Hall were wonderful in every way! We went on May 10, 2024, and due to the rain were able to get in to Independence Hall easily. We are so grateful for the kindness of all of the Rangers we met there. They really know a tremendous amount of history, and we had a great time visiting with a fourth grade class (Children are our hope for the future) and we learned a lot, as well!
    Written May 15, 2024
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  • Krr1975
    Sevierville, TN1,086 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A quick photo stop for us to see the statue and the steps. Walked up the top of the steps for an amazing city view! Definately worth the stop if in the area.
    Written May 15, 2024
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  • MeryMeCo
    Galesburg, IL939 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    As far as museums of the American Revolution, the one in Yorktown was by far a much better museum. You could spend all day there going through all the displays. But this one was nice because it had the real tent that Washington used during the war.

    The movie and information about how they got the tent was interesting. They won't let you take photos.
    Written May 10, 2024
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  • Felicia T
    Norristown, PA1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Seats amazing but huge shout out
    to Autumn at Diamond Park Club who was so amazing and courteous! I hurt my hand and she gave me ice and even when she was busy she was happy and smiling with everyone
    Written May 8, 2024
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  • MeryMeCo
    Galesburg, IL939 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was a great place to get any information you needed about Philadelphia and it had some great maps. The bathrooms were nice and the gift shop was good.
    Written May 9, 2024
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  • PG Doug
    Millersville, MD2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Took my 14 year old daughter. We had fun but I'd say this museum is best for kids up to 13 years old. The hourly tesla coil and machine/engineering interactive exhibit were hightlights.
    Written April 10, 2024
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