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  • LOVE Park

    The location of the LOVE sculpture and the entrance to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

    Robert Indiana's <em>LOVE</em> sculpture at Philadelphia's <em>LOVE</em> Park.

    A favorite destination for tourists and locals alike, John F. Kennedy Plaza gets its famed nickname LOVE Park due to the famous sculpture that calls the park home.

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  • Nightscape: A Light and Sound Experience at Longwood Gardens

    An immersive garden-wide after-dark installation

    The chance to see stunning sights at Longwood Gardens will continue after dark with the immersive after-dark-only installation Nightscape.

    August 3 – October 29, 2016
    The chance to see stunning sights at Longwood Gardens will continue after dark in the summer and fall of 2016 with the return of the immersive after-dark-only installation Nightscape: A Light and Sound Experience.

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  • A Longwood Christmas at Longwood Gardens

    Dazzling lights highlight this incredible holiday celebration

    The holidays go red, white and green at Longwood Gardens during A Longwood Gardens Christmas, featuring 500,000 twinkling lights, colorful fountains and beautifully adorned trees.

    November 23, 2017 – January 7, 2018
    No holiday is complete without a visit to Longwood Gardens, where more than 500,000 twinkling lights and spectacular fountain shows compose a brilliant wonderland your family is sure to love.

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  • Autumn’s Colors and Chrysanthemum Festival at Longwood Gardens

    Celebrate fall with chrysanthemums and colors of all sorts

    Longwood Gardens celebrates the harvest season with Autumn's Colors, a festive showcase of fall colors.

    October 7- November 19, 2017
    Longwood Gardens celebrates the harvest season with Autumn’s Colors, a festive showcase of fall colors, and the Chrysanthemum Festival, when more than 20,000 blooming chrysanthemums take over Longwood’s four-acre conservatory.

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  • Beck Park

    Sit and stay

    This small, charming green space is characterized by the marble polar bear sculptures constructed by a local volunteer.

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  • Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve

    A natural habitat for Pennsylvania’s native plants

     Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve

    Bring your binoculars with you to Bowman’s, a hilltop preserve where more than 1,000 species of native perennial woodland wildflowers, trees, shrubs and ferns draw an array of birds. Take the seasonal bloom guide as you follow the trails that link woodland, meadow and dry upland habitats — the grounds beautifully showcase the wondrous diversity of plants native to Pennsylvania in a 100-acre natural landscape.

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  • Bucks County Audubon Society

    The nation’s only agriculturally based National Historic Landmark

    The nation’s only agriculturally based National Historic Landmark

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  • Camden Children’s Garden

    Discover the natural world

    Explore and play at the Camden Children's Garden.

    Discover the natural world on the Delaware River Waterfront at the Camden Children’s Garden.

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  • Chanticleer

    An exciting pleasure garden that combines art with nature

    Chanticleer is a 35-acre “pleasure garden” on the grounds of the old Rosengarten estate in Wayne.

    An exciting new pleasure garden, Chanticleer combines art with nature on the grounds of a country estate.

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  • Clemente Park and Playground

    An outdoor homerun

    Children cooling off at Clemente Park and Playground.

    Named for legendary baseball player and humanitarian Roberto Clemente, Spring Garden’s premier park hosts an annual “Clemente Fest” in the springtime, as well as a safe space for kids’ after-school activities.

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  • Core Creek Park

    A lakeside oasis amid suburban Bucks County

    Children fly a kite in the beatific Core Creek Park.

    A lakeside oasis amid suburban Bucks County

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  • Coryell’s Ferry Historic Boat Rides

    Cruise by historic New Hope aboard a Mississippi-style riverboat

    A relaxing ride aboard this paddlewheel boat offers beautiful scenery and a boats-eye view of the Delaware River’s varied wildlife.

    Cruise by historic New Hope aboard a Mississippi-style riverboat

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  • Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor

    A 165-mile trail connecting waterways, rails and trails along a historic railroad path

    A 165-mile trail connecting waterways, rails and trails along a historic railroad path

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  • Delaware Canal State Park

    The only remaining continuously intact canal of the great towpath canal building era

    Delaware Canal State Park

    Stroll through a stretch of American history at Delaware Canal State Park, a 60-mile linear park along the Delaware River from Easton to Bristol. Once trod by mule teams pulling cargo-laden boats along the canal, the towpath is used today by people looking for exercise and recreation.

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  • Delhass Woods

    170 acres of walking trails and rare habitats

    170 acres of walking trails and rare habitats

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  • Dilworth Park

    One of the city’s newest green public spaces

    Rendering of the renovated Dilworth Plaza, opening in 2014.

    Now open
    Located at the foot of City Hall, Dilworth Park has undergone a major — and awesome — transformation into a modern and welcoming outdoor space with new plantings, lawns, a programmable fountain, a cafe with outdoor seating and two iconic glass entrances to the underground concourse.

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  • Drexel Park

    Spectacular skyline views from the west side

    Both Powelton residents and Drexel students flock to this 2.5-acre oasis for its walking paths, benches and open green space, where picnics, Frisbee games, reading and sunbathing are the main activities. And that view—it makes a typical day in the park visually stunning.

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  • Elmwood Park Zoo

    A community zoo dedicated to habitat conservation

    Hand feed lovable giraffes at Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown.

    Featuring over 100 exotic and endangered species, Elmwood Park Zoo is the perfect destination for family fun.

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  • Fairmount Park

    One of the world’s largest city park systems

    Biking riding through Fairmount Park

    With more than 9,200 acres of rolling hills, gentle trails, relaxing waterfront and shaded woodlands, Fairmount Park keeps a wealth of natural landscapes within easy reach of all city residents.

    You can take a stroll, head out for an afternoon of softball, organized frisbee or pier-side fishing, or just settle in for a family picnic. There are miles of trails for horseback riding, off-road cycling and deep-woods hiking, yet there are also tours of historic mansions, Japanese tea ceremonies and outdoor concerts. Three environmental centers, as well as a wildlife refuge treatment center, help bring the natural world to life for adults as well as children.

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  • Fairmount Park Horticulture Center

    Home of the Centennial Arboretum — 27 acres of majestic Asian, European and North American trees

    The Horticulture Center is home to the famous Japanese House and Garden, also known as Shofuso.

    With a small pond, a creek, a wetland and a network of paths, picnics are a favorite family activity at this historic arboretum in Fairmount Park.

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  • Fishtown Recreation Center

    A destination for the pursuit of play time, picnicking and basketball

    Across the street from the Fishtown Community Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia, the Fishtown Recreation Center contains a playground, picnic tables and a roller rink.

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  • Fishtown Shadfest

    Just keep swimming

    Held each spring in Penn Treaty Park, this family friendly gathering is designed to celebrate Fishtown’s seafaring heritage.

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  • Franklin Square

    Carousel rides, mini-golf, burgers and more

    Franklin Square, one of Philadelphia's five original public squares, boasts several family-friendly attractions, including a miniature golf course, classic carousel, burger joint, storytelling bench, picnic area and more.

    Opens for the season on March 1, 2018
    Franklin Square, one of five public squares laid out by William Penn in his plan for Philadelphia, boasts a miniature golf course, classic carousel, burger joint, storytelling bench and picnic area.

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  • French Creek State Park

    Two lakes and forested hiking trails amid the picturesque farmland of northern Chester County

    French Creek State Park

    Two lakes and forested hiking trails amid the picturesque farmland of northern Chester County

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  • Greensgrow Farms

    A nationally recognized leader in urban farming

    Greensgrow, which grows food and flowers on land that as once deemed unusable, serves the local community through school tours and lessons on hydroponics, composting and raising bees.

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  • Historic Yellow Springs

    An early American spa and hospital in a rural setting

    An early American spa and hospital in a rural setting

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  • Hortulus Farm

    One of the region’s most significant private gardens

    An 18th-century, 100-acre farm, complete with 30 acres of gardens, walks and a nursery, Hortulus Farm includes major perennial and summer borders, bircha and pine allees, important herb and vegetable gardens, and lovely meandering trails and walks.

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  • Independence National Historical Park

    The birthplace of American democracy

    The Liberty Bell Philadelphia

    Known as the birthplace of American democracy, Historic Philadelphia’s Independence National Historical Park (INHP) is located on the site of many of the seminal events that carried the nation through its founding as a global leader of democratic ideals.

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  • Jenkins Arboretum

    A hardwood forest abloom with rhododendrons and azaleas

    A hardwood forest abloom with rhododendrons and azaleas.

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  • John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove

    The place that inspired America’s first great naturalist

    The place that inspired America’s first great naturalist

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