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University of Pennsylvania

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Neighbourhood: University City
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Address: 3101 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
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This Ivy League institution counts, among its founders, Ben Franklin.

This Ivy League institution counts, among its founders, Ben Franklin.

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A Great University

Penn is a great Ivy League university and it is well worthwhile to spend an hour on campus. We recommend the Mutter Museum and the Archaeology and Anthropology Museum.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Except for the old historic part of campus, which is now just a small part of this gargantuan monolith -- faceless building after faceless building owned by Penn now dominates the sprawl here -- it's just not worth a visit, especially if you only have a limited amount of time. There are SO many other far culturally and historically richer... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Penn is a great Ivy League university and it is well worthwhile to spend an hour on campus. We recommend the Mutter Museum and the Archaeology and Anthropology Museum.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Escape the city bustle to meander around the U of P campus. The paths wind around the variety of architecture and art sculptures. Observe the passersby from any number of benches. Depending upon the season there are always activities outside. ICA-Institute of Contemporary Art- and Annenberg Theater offer cultural events. Plenty of cafes and shops plus some nearby restaurants to... More 

Thank Maxx882
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am from Pennsylvania and regularly visit Philadelphia to dine or shop. I did not visit the University of Pennsylvania for the first time until this year. I did not realize it was only a 5 minute walk from the train station. I would get off the train a catch a cab to Rittenhouse square. There is something special about... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A trip to this school is a wonderland of knowledge....... he walk around this campus is fun and bring a picnic lunch or dinner spend the day it is worthyou time...!!!!!!!

1 Thank thomas p
Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

great university with nice building, nice garden, beautiful library worth a detour if you are in Phili

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

If you find yourself walking on the College Green of the University of Pennsylvania look east and you will see an imposing red sandstone brick and terra-cotta building in the Venetian Gothic style. It is the Anne and Jerome Fisher Fine Arts Library, also called the Furness Library, named so after its Philadelphia architect Frank Furness (1839-1012). The outside of... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Our lovely and lively campus is now full of greenery - new leaves and smell of greens are all over. Hatchlings are coming out of nests, insets are hovering though grasses, butterflies are happily roaming and collecting nectar. Life is absolutely awesome in such a green campus.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Such a nice variety of architecture, landscaping and the excitement of an Ivy League campus. Worth a stroll.

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Bernardsville, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Who knew that UPenn was so beautiful! Had driven by many times, but encourage you to walk on campus. Terrific!

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