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Independence Hall

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The Liberty Bell Center

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Philadelphia Museum of Art

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Reading Terminal Market

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The Philadelphia Zoo

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Longwood Gardens

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Most Visited Attractions in Philadelphia

A guide to the most popular sites in the area

With nearly 40 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?

From the foodie paradise Reading Terminal Market to Philly’s iconic and beloved historical landmarks like The Liberty Bell Center and the National Constitution Center, we’ve put together a guide (based on visitor numbers) of the most popular spots to put on – and check off – your to-do list.

Explore top art museums including The Barnes Foundation, premier horticultural centers like Longwood Gardens and other must-see spots in Philadelphia found in our list below.

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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Elmwood Park Zoo

16 acres of community zoo land dedicated to habitat conservation

Around 200 wild animals of North America, representing more than 80 species, call this 16-acre community zoo home. Everything from jaguars to bison to bald eagles can be spotted across an array of natural settings ranging from bayou to grassland to hillside.
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Christ Church and Christ Church Burial Ground

One of the most famous historical churches and burial sites in Philadelphia

Christ Church is where colonial America made its historic break with the Church of England. Just a few blocks away lays the church's burial grounds, where visitors can view the graves of Benjamin Franklin and his wife as well as those of several signers of the Declaration of Independence and other early American leaders.
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