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    Philadelphia Museum of Art

    Philadelphia Museum of Art

    Ranked #2 overall in Philadelphia things to do
    96 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Art Museum, Historic Site
    Popular withArtsyHistoryFamilies

    The "Rocky" steps are in front - the public entrance is on the opposite side.

  • 2
    Rocky Statue

    Rocky Statue

    Ranked #19 overall in Philadelphia things to do
    23 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Monument
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesArtsy

    This is now one of the place where you have to have your picture taken with. It is an iconic piece of cinema history.

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    Philadelphia City Hall

    Philadelphia City Hall

    Ranked #6 overall in Philadelphia things to do
    55 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, City Hall
    Popular withHistoryArtsyOutdoorsy

    City Hall is a must see for any visit to Philadelphia. It's architecture is awe inspiring. Every time I visit I find a new detail I love!

  • 4
    Downtown Philadelphia

    Downtown Philadelphia

    Ranked #20 overall in Philadelphia things to do
    24 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Neighborhood
    Popular withArtsyFoodiesHistory

    Love my city

  • 5
    Old City Hall

    Old City Hall

    Ranked #27 overall in Philadelphia things to do
    20 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Landmark, City Hall
    Popular withHistoryFamilies
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    Liberty Bell

    Liberty Bell

    Ranked #1 overall in Philadelphia things to do
    133 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Landmark
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesStudents

    Get here early to avoid the incredibly long queues here. Definitely worth visiting for a look at American history.

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    Independence Hall

    Independence Hall

    Ranked #3 overall in Philadelphia things to do
    84 reviews
    Sights and Museums, History Museum, Government Building, Historic Site
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesStudents

    Unfortunately it was closed when we came to visit due to government shutdown. However it was till beautiful from the outside, and they had volunteer historians who were explaining things ...

  • 8
    Love Park

    Love Park

    Ranked #4 overall in Philadelphia things to do
    75 reviews
    Outdoors, Park, Popular
    Popular withArtsyFamiliesAdventure

    Love Park is actually a nickname, the real name is John F. Kennedy Plaza. There is also a visitors building in the plaza, the plaza is a great place to ...

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    Franklin Institute

    Franklin Institute

    Ranked #5 overall in Philadelphia things to do
    53 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Art Museum, Science Museum, Historic Site
    Popular withFamiliesHistoryStudents

    This is a fantastic museum for families. There are always great exhibits (last year we saw a fantastic behind the scenes of Pixar and this year we saw the terra-cotta ...

  • 10
    Eastern State Penitentiary

    Eastern State Penitentiary

    Ranked #7 overall in Philadelphia things to do
    51 reviews
    Sights and Museums, History Museum, Landmark
    Popular withHistoryAdventureBackpackers

    Definitely worth the trip. Something to see and experience outside of the usual shopping and museums. I even had the chance to sample prison food which was gross but interesting

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