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  • Fireworks and Fountains at Longwood Gardens

    Celebrate summer with plenty of “Oohs” and “Aahs”

    Festively decorated fountains at Longwood Gardens.

    The entire family will enjoy Longwood Gardens’ light and sound spectacular, a summer tradition at the internationally celebrated gardens.

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  • First Niagara Big Cat Falls

    You’ll fall for big cats at the Philadelphia Zoo

    A lion at the Philadelphia Zoo.

    The stunning Big Cat Falls experience creates a landscape of lush habitats and waterfalls where you will come face to face with nearly 20 endangered big cats from around the world, including four African lions and three adorable Amur tiger cubs.

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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 RiverCity Festival

    Annual riverside celebration of the Fishtown neighborhood

    Celebrate the Fishtown neighborhood during the RiverCity Festival at Penn Treaty Park.

    Saturday, October 11
    Celebrate fall in the Fishtown neighborhood during the annual RiverCity Fall Festival at scenic Penn Treaty Park on the Delaware River Waterfront.

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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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  • Fort Washington State Park

    George Washington’s one-time fort is now a bird-watching haven

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  • Fox Chase Farm

    One of the last working farms in a major American city

    Hereford and Angus cattle, sheep, chickens, pigs, goats and horses all make themselves right at home on this 112-acre working farm, which offers various tours and family events throughout the year.

    Visitors can participate in sheep shearing, hayrides, plant sales and an Apple Festival. If you want to learn more, you can sign up for programs in wood working, vegetable printing, ice cream churning, dried flower pressing and maple sugaring.

    Fox Chase Farm is run by a partnership between Fairmount Park and the School District of Philadelphia.

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  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Golf Course

    A flat and open public course in South Philadelphia — par 69

    Franklin D. Roosevelt Golf Course

    A flat and open course with a par 69, Florida-style layout, dating back to 1940

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  • Franklin Field

    Historic home of Penn football

    Operational since the turn of the 20th century, Franklin Field is a nearly 53,000-seat stadium best-known as the home of Penn football and the host of the annual international Penn Relays gathering.

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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.

    Franklin Square, one of Philadelphia’s five original public squares laid out by William Penn in his original plan for the city, boasts several family-friendly attractions, including a miniature golf course, classic carousel, burger joint, storytelling bench, picnic area and more.

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  • Franklin Square Holiday Festival & Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show

    Brilliant bright display inspired by the imagination of Benjamin Franklin

    Winter nights are joyfully brighter this holiday season with Electrical Spectacle: A Holiday Light Show at Franklin Square.

    November 13 – December 31
    Winter nights are joyfully brighter this holiday season with Franklin Square’s Electrical Spectacle, a free holiday nighttime light show that’s bigger and brighter than ever in 2014.

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  • Freedom Foundation at Valley Forge

    A 52-acre wooded trail and living tribute to the nation’s medal of honor recipients

    Take a patriotic walk through the wooded trails of the Medal of Honor Grove.

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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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  • Front Street green spaces

    A natural traffic buffer for I-95

    The leafy, welcoming areas along Front Street in Queen Village were constructed to act as a natural buffer between residents and I-95.

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  • Frosty Hollow Park and Tennis Center

    Seasonal Tennis Center with leagues, lessons, camps and tournaments

    With ten all-weather courts, the main game at this 95-acre Bucks County Department of Parks and Recreation facility is definitely tennis.

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  • Garden Variety

    Community playground for grown ups

    A tucked-away open-air market across from Standard Tap, Garden Variety features food trucks (weekend brunch and monthly dinners by La Copine, late-night food by Dapper Dog), concerts, art displays, flea markets and other vendors.

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  • Ghost Tours of Philadelphia

    Philadelphia’s most unusual nighttime attraction

    A haunted Independence Hall

    In the mood for something truly spooky? Try one of Philadelphia’s candlelit walking tours of America’s most historic and haunted cities, where enchanting tour guides will lead you through Independence Hall and Washington Square to show you the haunted spots of Philadelphia.

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  • Go Vertical

    The region’s premier rock climbing gym

    Find all the challenges of the vertical world at this centrally located gym in Philadelphia.

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  • Go West! Craft Fest

    Craft local

    Attendees at this annual gathering of West Philly’s best artisans and craftspeople can expect to find new and cool clothing, jewelry, housewares, knitwork and more.

    Go West! Craft Fest is an annual gathering of West Philly’s best artisans and craftspeople that allows shoppers to discover new creators of clothing, jewelry, housewares, knitwork and more.

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  • Goat Hill Serpentine Barrens

    Part of the largest occurrence of serpentine barrens in the eastern United States

    Even the most casual visitor can see the dramatic difference between the life that thrives atop the barren rock and the lush green growth of the surrounding deciduous forest in this particular section of the Appalachian Highlands.

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  • Gold Star Park

    Go for green space gold

    This pocket park close to the western edge of Pennsport, Gold Star earns a gold star for cleanliness and approachability.

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  • Great Tour of Philadelphia

    Free, 12-hour walking tour past more than 200 city attractions

    The Great Tour of Philadelphia begins at the National Constitution Center.

    Spend 12-hours exploring more than 200 historic and iconic city locations during the free Great Tour of Philadelphia.

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  • Green Lane Nature Center

    Learning about nature is fun the whole family

    Located in Green Lane Park, the Green Lane Nature Center is the environmental education facility for the Montgomery County Parks and Heritage Services department.

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  • Green Lane Park

    Overnight equestrian camping amid wooded trails and gorgeous views

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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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  • Gwynedd Wildlife Preserve

    An oasis of restored nature amid quickly developing suburbs

    Gwynedd Wildlife Preserve

    See a natural ecosystem re-emerging as you explore the oasis of meadows, woodlands and wetlands nestled among the quickly developing suburbs of Blue Bell and North Wales.

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  • Harry Potter Festival in Chestnut Hill

    A magical celebration of wizards and Quidditch

    October 17 – 18
    There will be wizardry and wonder in the air this October as Chestnut Hill transforms for the Harry Potter Festival.

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  • Haycock Stables Inc.

    Pony rides and horseback riding in Nockamixon State Park

    Family trail rides are a specialty, but couples can also be sure they’ll get courteous treatment at Haycock Stables Inc.

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  • Herron Park Sprayground

    Water world

    Wide-open Herron Park is equipped with a series of sprinklers and jets, making this “sprayground” the perfect play for kids on a hot day.

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  • Hildacy Farm Preserve

    Woodlands meet meadows in a 55-acre preserve

    Hildacy Farm Preserve

    Headquarters for Natural Lands Trust regional conservation work

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