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Fairmount Park

Philadelphia, PA 19131
+1 215-683-0200
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One of the world's largest municipal parks, a sprawling 9,200 acres contains several million trees and America's oldest zoo.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Philadelphia, PA 19131
+1 215-683-0200
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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...More

Thank thomas p
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...More

Thank IZV
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
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...More

Thank Elisabeth B
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.

Thank Arch L
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...More

Thank VanessaRoad
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...More

1  Thank FelicitySpike
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...More

Thank adventix
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!

Thank Genta K
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.

Thank ExplorerDav
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Daniel R
27 March 2017|
Response from btravelhappy | Reviewed this property |
My apologies these do not get pushed to me. I would not go into the park at night unless I had a group with me and only in certain sections. There are other parks in the area I would use instead.
7 February 2015|
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Response from MawaNewYork | Reviewed this property |
Fairmount Park includes over 10,000 acres of park land. The best areas, in my opinion, are along the Schuylkill River (both sides) and along the Wissahickon Creek (Wissahickon Valley Park). To truly appreciate the park... More