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Address: Philadelphia, PA 19131
Phone Number:
+1 215-683-0200
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

One of the world's largest municipal parks, a sprawling 9,200 acres...

One of the world's largest municipal parks, a sprawling 9,200 acres contains several million trees and America's oldest zoo.

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Great Walking Park

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... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1 Thank Kyle S
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Reviewed 14 April 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!

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Reviewed 10 April 2017

We spent a few hours walking around the parks, both east and west, with a car to get us from one point to another as this park is HUGE. We stopped to view cherry blossoms and other blossoming trees, checkout out the Shofuso Japanese House, took a peek at the Touch Museum, and walked along Boathouse Row. There is a... More 

1 Thank MaraFromToronto
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

Fairmount Park is the largest urban park in the world, so it has plenty of space on both sides of the Schuylkill River, as well as great scenery, including views of the river. Many sites, including the Please Touch Museum, Shofuso Japanese House and Garden, the Mann Center, and several historic houses are located within Fairmount Park. The skyline views... More 

Thank MrSaturn64
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

President John Adams (1735-1826) described Mount Pleasant, high on a hill in Fairmount Park overlooking the Delaware River, as the most elegant seat in Pennsylvania. As it was intended to do, the Georgian house with its classical proportions and ornate interior woodwork on the 70-acre estate, made a bold architectural statement. There must be a more intricate story to this... More 

Thank Elisabeth B
Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Have a great time walking around the park, especially along Kelly Drive, where boat house row is beautiful to see any time of the day or night, or along Martin Luther King Drive, which is a little more private and green. Both abound with walk ways. See the Water Works.

Thank Waterlaw
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

I have lived here most of my life and somehow did not know the historic homes offered guided tours year round and are specifically decorated for the holidays. The Philly Phlash makes special stops while the holiday tours take place. Wonderful experience. Will do it again.

Thank btravelhappy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Not just a winding park for a picnic but many building and the Japan pagoda the little tea house see this first or what ever, winding through out the city from about boat house row to west Philly to parts of north Philly a must see and walk or ride its fun and lot to see and learn...!!!!!!

Thank thomas p
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 18 November 2016

The park is one of the largest open parks in the United States and stretches on both sides of the River, interrupted only by amazing statues you find along the way. . With famous rowing club houses which light up in the evening and runners and bikers sharing the space with picnic goers in the afternoon , Fairmount Park has... More 

Thank IZV
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

Fairmount Park - the largest in Philly. Surrounded with the oldest architectural buildings. It is beloved by the Philadelphians - barbecue, parties, running, bicycling, walking, you name it!

Thank Alexander K

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