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  • 1. ChinaTown

    Philadelphia Chinatown is a great place to go because it has over fifty different restaurants! I like to often go there with my friends for dinner. Many different types of Chinese food are offered,...

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  • 2. Philadelphia Museum of Art

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Established in 1876, the museum opened in 1877. Construction of the current building began in 1919 when Mayor Thomas B. Smith laid the cornerstone in a Masonic ceremony on the former reservoir land of...

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  • 3. Independence - Carpenter's Hall

    I'm a history nut so this is way up on the list of places to see for me. It really excites me to be in the same room or area that people of significance once accomplished great things. This is...

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  • 4. Reading Terminal Market

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Reading Terminal Market opened in 1892. The street-​level Market reverberated with the sound of trains rumbling overhead. The stalls were laid out in a grid pattern with twelve aisles...

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  • 5. Liberty Bell

    4 out of 5 stars

    Yes, it is there. Yes it is broken. Yes it is well guarded, forcing us to the now common gymnastics of taking off belts, shoes, and everything suspicious or not. I know, that, despite having less...

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  • 6. City Hall

    4 out of 5 stars

    The centre of town is dominated by this huge building, that really impressed me. I'm not going to write about it, but strongly advice to follow the link bellow, where all the details are explained...

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  • 7. South Street

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Parked at New Market Garage around the corner from Cafe Nola on a Saturday night, after I had a wonderful meal (I highly recommend Cafe Nola, the food and the staff were great!) I proceeded to take a...

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  • 8. Penn's Landing

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    This is a must for any military history buff. A rare look and navel technology of the time between sail and modern fleets. Well maintained and not altered to suit tourist, as it should be. But no...

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  • 9. Christ Church

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Christ church (pic 1) is a protestant Episcopal church that was built in 1754 in Georgian style (replacing the old wood and brick church) and it is one of the historic churches in US. Many famous...

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  • 10. Betsy Ross House

    4 out of 5 stars

    My grandfather sent my grandmother this card in 1907 from Philadelphia. My grandmother had gone home to her parent's house in Henderson NC. He writes "9/2/07 Although this is a holiday [Labor Day]...

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  • 11. Benjamin Franklin Institute

    4 out of 5 stars

    This is a nice place to visit if you have school-aged children; younger tots would be bored to tears. It is a science museum so I can't say we would go over and over because that stuff just doesn't...

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  • 12. Elfreth's Alley

    4 out of 5 stars

    Elfreth's Alley is commonly regarded to be the oldest continuously inhabited street in America. Most of Colonial Philadelphia looked like this: cobblestone lanes between the major thoroughfares, small...

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  • 13. Center City

    Just about everything your little heart can desire, from parks, monuments, statues & graveyards. Food stands of every type & style all over the area, dollar stores, restaurants from high brow to just...

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  • 14. Olde City

    5 out of 5 stars

    On a nice evening, especially a Friday evening, its nice to come to this part of town to just stroll around. Its full of little restaurants ( all kinds) , stores, coffee places, icecream , desert...

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  • 15. Rittenhouse Square

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Rittenhouse Square, along with Washington, Franklin, Logan, and City Hall Squares, is one of five public spaces established by William Penn in his original plan for the city of Philadelphia....

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  • 16. Rodin Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The museum contains over 140 bronzes, marbles, and plasters, the distinguished collection housed in the Rodin Museum represents every phase of Auguste Rodin's career. It's located on Philadelphia's...

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  • 17. Benjamin Franklin Bridge

    4 out of 5 stars

    Once in Old City Philadelphia, particularly near the river, it's pretty hard to miss the Ben Franklin Bridge -- the bluish monolith spanning the Delaware River into Camden. When completed in 1926, it...

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  • 18. Eastern State Penitentary

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The details: Eastern State Penitentiary, Location 2027 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130. A note about the location, this is just north of City Center, not far from the Philadelphia Art Museum....

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  • 19. Longwood Gardens

    This place is huge! I love this garden so much that we have a membership here. Most people just go to the center where the indoor garden is. I suggest, from the entrance, you go to your left (west...

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  • 20. Boathouse Row

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Around mid-May each year, you can catch the Dad Vail Regatta, which is a popular rowing race. Otherwise, Boathouse Row is a nice place to walk around, and you may be able to get inside a few of the...

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  • 21. Muetter Museum

    I got to visit the Mutter Museum in Philadelphia a couple of months ago. It has lost of amazing, interesting and freaky things on display. I wrote a post with some photos (not allowed in the museum...

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  • 22. Benjamin Franklin Parkway

    A beautiful avenue connects City Hall with the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Too long to walk, it is a good reference for orientation, and it's easy to see, using the hop on hop off buses, stopping in...

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  • 23. Love Statue

    A Philadelphia landmark, th LOVE statue is located in picturesque JFK plaza. In spring, the sunny park filled with flowers and the mist from the Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial Fountain, it's a great...

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  • 24. Italian Market

    4 out of 5 stars

    Don't miss this italian inspired street. You'll find a lot of italian specialities, products and vegtables. It felt like Italy has merged with USA. I was surprised to see how original they had kept...

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  • 25. United States Mint - Philadelphia

    The US Mint is where you can learn all there is to know about US coins, from dime to dollar, and watch the actual coin production process. Entering the building requires you to produce a photo...

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