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“Great place to show the world your armpits!”
Review of Rocky Statue

Rocky Statue
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US$25.50*
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BYOB Tour of Old City in Philadelphia
Ranked #31 of 443 things to do in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Famous fictional Heavyweight Champion "Rocky" is forever remembered in this bronze statue, which pays tribute to the underdog.
Philadelphia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“Great place to show the world your armpits!”
Reviewed 13 March 2012

Hey. It's a just mediocre statue of a sawed-off actor who wrote, directed, and starred in a great movie about a plucky Philadelphia pugilist. Can't believe that some local people actually got upset when the Philadelphia Museum of Art asked that this "artwork" NOT be located at the top of the famous steps, front and center. However, located as it is down the steps and off to the right a bit, the Rocky Statue is a destination for visitors and a great place to show the world your armpits!

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“A line to take your picture”
Reviewed 12 March 2012

If you're a Rocky fan and must see this statue, it's located at the bottom steps of the Art Museum. On most nice days there's a wait to take your picture posing with Rocky. It's surroundings are much mre interesting than the statue itself. Enjoy the museum, fairmount park, and boathouse row if you're in the area.

Visited March 2012
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Bucks County, Pennsylvania (Philadelphia Area)
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“I know, I know...”
Reviewed 8 March 2012

Yo! It's really not much, butchagottadoit. And as long as you ran to the top of the steps, it wouldn't kill you to actually go inside the museum.

Visited January 2012
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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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“Hellooooo....he's fictional!”
Reviewed 6 March 2012

We frequently drive by it at the Art Museum and I do like to see the tourists grinning as they take a picture with Rocky. It's a nice addition to the steps made so famous by the movie and if it brings more visitors to the museum, that's terrific. I only hope people realize there is so much to see inside the museum and so many better representatives of Philadelphia....like Ben Franklin, who actually lived here......

Visited March 2012
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“Love to see others here!”
Reviewed 5 March 2012

Of course, if you're visiting the Art Museum, you have to check out the Rocky Statue (and footprints) and it's always fun to watch the smiles on the people getting their photos taken. Don't forget to run up the steps a la Rocky!

Visited March 2012
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