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Address: Philadelphia, PA 19131
Phone Number: +1 215-683-0200
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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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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Bike Trails by the glistening river. Bliss

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Thank Alexander K
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

As Philadelphia expanded in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, people of means built summer residences near the banks of the Schuylkill River in what is now Fairmount Park. This was partly for pleasure but also to escape the stifling summer heat and the threat of disease in town. To explore this era I went to visit Cedar Grove,... More 

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185 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing day at the dragon boat festival in October ! Grilling, cheering and awesome walk down the path along the Schuykill river. It's a beautiful area with trees all around and river and bridges with nice pathways to walk or run or bike.

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Thank Arch L
North Wales, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 289 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We only managed a small portion of this park closest to the Art Museum. We wandered through the Water Pumping Station and up past the boat houses up Kelly Drive. Named after the Olympian, Grace Kelly's father. We were told their house was further up the road. We gladly sat down in the Cosmic cafe and enjoyed the singer serenading... More 

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Scarsdale, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

My husband and I took a bus to Fairmount Park from central Philly one sunny day in July. We didn't quite know where we were going, but the bus driver kindly told us where to get off and which way to head. A park employee helped us find boathouse row, which was picturesque, especially from the gazebo near the Waterworks.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

I spent almost 3 hours walking around the park and the area and I had mixed feeling about it. Some parts were beautiful while other felt deserted, neglected and even possibly dangerous. The whole area surrounding the park is a bit run-down and I have encountered many people along the way who just slept on the grass. In general, the... More 

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80 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

I visited Fairmount Park in Autumn and I felt like I was inside of a fairytale... The red, yellow leaves, the flowers and ponds made an astonishing breathtaking view from which id never wanna leave. Please visit if you are in Philly- truly worth it!

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Thank Genta K
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

Fairmount park is beautiful, but huge... you definetly have to plan for going to this park unless you dont mind roaming around. The zoo, a few picnic areas,baseball park, concert venues, and a couple landmarks are there. Research and plan for a visit.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

We loved driving through the park and stopping at the old historic homes for a tour. The statuary was interesting and we loved the great views of the River.

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