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“The Liberty Bell”

Liberty Bell Center
Ranked #42 of 488 things to do in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Though it can no longer be rung, the bell remains a lasting American symbol of freedom.
Reviewed 10 August 2013

This attraction is well worth it and highly recommended. There was a line to get to it but it went fast and was only about a 10 minute wait. It is a wonderful part of history and will stay with you forever.

Thank Scott S
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Reviewed 9 August 2013

There was a very long line to see the Bell so we viewed it just fine from a little side alcove window.

Thank Parisa63
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Reviewed 9 August 2013

There was a long line for those who wanted to see the Liberty Bell. No tickets were needed though. We were told we would see the bell within 20 minutes and this was sure true. Lot's of information was displayed before seeing the Liberty Bell. It's quite evident that the bell is cracked. It was a historic moment to see this bell that proclaims liberty.

1  Thank Robby G C
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Reviewed 7 August 2013

The liberty bell with its crack prominent is very well displayed for public viewing in Philadelphia. The entire arrangement is very neat with clear descriptions easily readable. I appreciate the authorities for making the entire place very tourist friendly. The security staff while doing their duty are friendly with tourists. My experience was very pleasant..

Thank sridharan2013
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Reviewed 6 August 2013

Don't be discouraged when you see the long line to get in. It moves quickly and there's no charge. Once in the center, it has the requisite photos, illustration and narrative on the history of the bell. All very interesting - probably more so for adults than children.

The bell itself is mounted on a couple of poles on the far side from where you enter. Probably 50% of people walked directly to the bell and skipped the history reviews along the way. Their loss.

You can get really close to the bell - close enough to touch it, but don't. Keep an eye on your kids, because it's really tempting. Plenty of opportunities for photos and getting really close, but you'll have to wait, as everyone else is trying to do the same thing. The bell has a glass wall behind it. Keep this in mind for your photos as you may just get a silhouette.

Get place to go. If you're late and the center is closed, never fear. You can clearly see the bell through the enormous glass windows. Don't forget to go to Independence Hall. You need tickets - get them at large building next to the Bell Center and get them early. They sell out.

1  Thank 1960Corvette
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