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The 25 Most Popular Attractions in Philadelphia

A guide to the most visited sites in the area

With 42 million annual visitors, Philadelphia’s top attractions get a lot of well-warranted attention. Ever wonder which of the area’s spots get the most visits per year?

We’ve put together a guide (based on visitor numbers from 2016) of the most popular spots to put on – and check off – your to-do list, from food paradise Reading Terminal Market to iconic and beloved historical landmarks like The Liberty Bell Center to top art museums like the Barnes Foundation.

Whether you’re planning your first trip to Philadelphia, making a return trip or already live here, this guide will ensure you hit all of the can’t-miss attractions for which our city is known.

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The Rocky Statue and Rocky Steps

A rite of passage in Philadelphia

The Rocky Statue and the Rocky Steps are two of the most popular attractions in Philadelphia. We don’t have an exact visitor count, but if we did, it would likely be near the top. Visiting the statue, running up the steps and taking a picture at the top is pretty much a must on your first visit to Philly. It’s a rite of passage.
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