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“What a lovely reprieve from the city!”
Review of Fairmount Park

Fairmount Park
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US$14.50*
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One Liberty Observation Deck Philadelphia General...
Ranked #27 of 488 things to do in Philadelphia
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: One of the world's largest municipal parks, a sprawling 9,200 acres contains several million trees and America's oldest zoo.
Reviewed July 19, 2017

This is by far one of my favorite places in Philly. There is a lovely little demonstration garden by the arboretum and horticultural center (where you can find parking nearby and then walk over to visit the Shofuso Japanese House, for a fee).

2  Thank emme45
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Reviewed July 14, 2017

A beautifully-designed park that's been used for many purposes over the centuries and is well-loved today. The green lungs of Philadelphia

Thank Thomas V
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

I lived in the Fairmount neighborhood for 2 years and came to love this park. A recent visit showed it to be cleaner and better lit (very good things) and still charming. I had lived for years next to Prospect Park before I moved here, and while this was not its equal, it was still darn good.

Thank bklein62
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Reviewed May 7, 2017

the Fairmount Park lies on both sides of the river and is large. There are beautiful cherry and ornamental fruit trees . Do not miss the Shofuso Japanese House, The Please Touch Museum, The Boathouse Row, and the Skyline Drive. Also with a tour are the historical homes within the park

2  Thank Kyle S
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Reviewed April 13, 2017

Sometime in Fairmount Park you really feel like you're not in the city. It's huge! Great place to see a concert. Great place to just bring a hammock and lie around. Great place to go sledding. Take a walk there!

1  Thank Alexandra J L
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