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“ivy league”(48 reviews)
“locust walk”(21 reviews)
This Ivy League institution counts, among its founders, Ben Franklin.
3101 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3437
University City
+1 215-898-5000
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Reviewed 7 January 2019

This school is huge! It is buzzing with activity and the buildings are interwoven in the city. It is a pretty cool atmosphere.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank jpsantana20
Reviewed 3 December 2018

This university is a most see. The convention of some of the older buildings in the country with some very modern and beautiful trees, makes something unique of this campus.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RobertoD4472
Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

Just wandering around on a Saturday, walked all over campus. The buildings are so cool—hidden architectural features everywhere, look for the gargoyles and dragons. Tons of sculptures of all types. Many buildings you can go in and have awesome architecture inside too. Some new, modern...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed 15 November 2018

A fun time walking around, taking pictures of some of the statues. It won't take you too long to see the highlights, but it's also super close to downtown so it's all good.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Nikos T
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Great campus with amazing architecture. This Ivy League College is one of the best. The sports stadium is huge.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank EasternCanada
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

During a tour of colleges, ours kids loved the entire campus but particularly the Locust Walk. The historical feel in the middle of Philadelphia was great!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank J8494DQmarkh
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Walking the campus of U Penn is another feast for the eyes. The architecture is in keeping with one of the oldest schools of higher learning in the country. Of course there are new buildings as well but the overall feel of the campus is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 13 August 2018

This is a wonderful museum, never crowded. Always new exhibits. My favorite was the Egyptian display. Walking along the campus is very beautiful with the old buildings and architecture.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Josie H
Reviewed 30 July 2018

It was a good one week spent at Wharton learning about Mergers and acquisitions. One of the best campuses with a good walk to river just round the corner.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank sandeep b
Reviewed 24 July 2018

I went with my daughter ( who will now be attending ) jus to see it. It is a small campus that is easy to walk. The grounds are great and many of the building a just fantastic Most of the campus is sounded by...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank jer914
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Many parking lots in the area. Some spots on the street. You pay for parking at a kiosk if you park on the street. Personally, I do a parking lot as fines in Philly are expensive and street parking is not free well into the... More
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Went to Davios restaurant and had both exceptional food, but also terrific service.