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  • AMOR Sculpture in Sister Cities Park

    Mirrors Robert Indiana’s iconic LOVE sculpture

    This version of one of Philadelphia's best-known landmarks lives in Sister Cities Park on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

    This version of one of Philadelphia’s best-known landmarks lives in Sister Cities Park on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

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  • Discovering the Impressionists: Paul Durand-Ruel and the New Painting

    Philadelphia Museum of Art is the only place in the U.S. stop to view this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition

    The Philadelphia Museum of Art welcomes more than 80 Impressionist works of art for the Discovering the Impressionists: Paul Durand-Ruel and the New Painting exhibit.

    Through September 13, 2015
    This groundbreaking special exhibition will showcase more than 80 works by Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, Sisley, Degas, Manet and others to trace Parisian art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel’s role in the development of impressionism.

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  • Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano at the
    Philadelphia Museum of Art

    Unprecedented collection of Japanese artwork only on view in Philadelphia

    Birds and Flowers of the Four Seasons, 1550. Kano Motonobu, Japanese, 1477–1559. Ink, color, and gold leaf on paper.

    Open through May 10
    Explore the beautiful works and artistry of Japan’s most influential and enduring school of painters during an exclusive exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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  • International Pop
    at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

    Pop Art’s emergence as an international movement is explored through a collection of 150 works of art

    The Philadelphia Museum of Art explores the emergence of Pop Art as an international movement in a new, three-month exhibit.

    February 24 – May 15, 2016
    Explore Pop Art’s emergence as an international movement through a collection of 150 works of art from 80 different artists.

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  • Jurassic World: The Exhibition at
    The Franklin Institute

    Come face to face with life-like animatronic dinosaurs

    Throughout Jurassic World: The Exhibition, guests will come face-to-face with dozens of life-like animatronic dinosaurs that were created with oversight of renowned paleontologists.

    Through April 23, 2017
    Some very famous gigantic, life-like animatronic dinosaurs come to Philadelphia in fall 2016 when Jurassic World: The Exhibition makes its North American debut at The Franklin Institute in a groundbreaking, five-month exhibition.

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  • Lost Egypt at The Franklin Institute

    Come face-to-face with a real Egyptian mummy and learn about the modern techniques utilized by present-day archaeologists

    Learn how archaeologists use modern science and technology to understand the ancient civilization of Egypt in Lost Egypt.

    January 30 – August 28, 2016
    Come face-to-face with an Egyptian mummy and learn how archaeologists use modern science and technology to uncover the ancient civilization of Egypt.

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  • Nari Ward: Sun Splashed at
    The Barnes Foundation

    An exhibition of more than 30 incredible found-object works

    A new special exhibition, <em>Nari Ward: Sun Splashed</em>, brings a collection of 30-plus contemporary sculpture and found-object works to The Barnes Foundation.

    June 24 – August 22, 2016
    Nari Ward: Sun Splashed brings a collection of 30-plus contemporary sculpture and found-object works to The Barnes Foundation in a stunning temporary installation.

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  • Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910-1950 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

    Most comprehensive exhibition of Mexican modern art in the U.S. in 70 years

    Paint the Revolution examines the culture of Mexico from the Mexican Revolution through the aftermath of World War II.

    October 25, 2016 – January 8, 2017
    Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910-1950 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art spans four decades of modern art in Mexico and is the most comprehensive exhibition of Mexican modern art in the U.S. in 70 years.

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  • Picasso: The Great War, Experimentation and Change
    at The Barnes Foundation

    View 50 works by Picasso in an exhibit highlighting pieces from World War I

    Through 50 different pieces of work, The Barnes Foundation presents a special Picasso exhibit exploring the artist's fluctuating style during World War I.

    February 21 – May 9, 2016
    Explore the dramatic variance in the Picasso’s style during the period surrounding the World War I through 50 works of art.

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  • Robot Revolution
    at The Franklin Institute

    See and interact with more than 40 robots from all over the world

    Interact with more than 40 robots at a The Franklin Institute's Robot Revolution exhibition.

    Through April 2, 2017
    See and interact with more than 40 robots at a new exhibition at The Franklin Institute.

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  • The Art of the Brick at
    The Franklin Institute

    Acclaimed art exhibition created entirely from LEGO®

    The Art of the Brick uses only the popular children's toy to recreate famous works of art.

    Through October 4, 2015
    An art exhibition unlike any you’ve ever seen, The Art of the Brick at The Franklin Institute features the world’s largest collection of art created entirely from the popular toy.

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  • The Science Behind Pixar
    at The Franklin Institute

    Experience a unique, first-time look into the science and technology behind Finding Nemo, Toy Story and more

    The Franklin Institute adds a new interactive exhibit to their long-standing register, this time exploring the processes behind Pixar.

    March 12 – September 5, 2016
    Experience a unique, first-time look into the science and technology behind Pixar’s beloved animated movies.

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  • Cézanne Uncovered: Two Sketches Revealed Through Conservation at The Barnes Foundation

    Never-before-seen sketches on view for a limited time

    Verso: Houses in Landscape with the Pilon du Roi, undated. Graphite on laid paper, Sheet: 12 3/16 x 18 11/16 in. (31 x 47.5 cm). BF655.

    April 10 – May 18
    Two unfinished sketches by Paul Cézanne, discovered on the reverse sides of two existing Cézanne watercolors, will be on display at The Barnes Foundation from April 10 to May 18.

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  • Creative Africa at the Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building

    Five exhibitions brimming with art from all throughout Africa

    Creative Africa brings an expansive display of works from visionary artists all throughout Africa to the Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building.

    May 14 – September 25, 2016
    Discover an expansive display of works from visionary artists all throughout Africa in Creative Africa, a group of five special exhibitions at the Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building.

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  • Dinosaurs Unearthed at the Academy of Natural Sciences

    Come face-to-face with lifelike, roaring, moving dinosaurs

    Dinosaurs Unearthed at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University allows museum-goers to embark on a multi-sensory adventure that involves moving, life-size animatronic versions of everyone’s favorite prehistoric creatures.

    Through January 16, 2017
    Dinosaurs Unearthed at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University allows museum-goers to embark on a multi-sensory adventure that involves moving, life-size animatronic versions of everyone’s favorite prehistoric creatures.

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  • Future Sensations at The Oval

    The only U.S. stop for this traveling exhibition highlighting science, storytelling and art

    Future Sensations will offer visitors an interactive, sensory experience at The Oval.

    May 30 – June 6
    Take a sensory journey into the future at The Oval this spring during the never-before-seen traveling exhibition Future Sensations by Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest building materials companies.

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  • The Artist’s Garden at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

    American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887-1920

    Childe Hassam, The Goldfish Window, 1916, Oil on canvas.

    Open through May 24
    The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts will host The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887-1920, a new exhibition examining when the world of art and the world of gardening met at the turn of the 20th century.

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  • Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

    One of the world’s foremost natural history museums

    Dinosaur Hall at the Academy of Natural Sciences

    The discoveries that rocked the world then and now share four floors of exhibit space in this family-friendly museum that showcases the Academy’s remarkable collections. Learn about scientific discoveries, fossils and come face-to-face with a fully constructed Tyrannosaurus rex at Dinosaur Hall.

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  • Aero Memorial

    1948 by Paul Manship

    Aero Memorial

    To commemorate aviators who died in World War I, sculptor Paul Manship created an open bronze sphere that suggests the heavens and the earth, with intricate intertwined forms evoking the signs of the zodiac.

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  • All Wars Memorial to Colored Soldiers and Sailors

    1934 by J. Otto Schweizer

    All Wars Memorial to Colored Soldiers and Sailors

    Finely detailed sculptures of African American military men cluster about an allegorical figure representing Justice, who holds symbols of Honor and Reward. Above, American eagles surround a torch of life. First placed in West Fairmount Park, this work was moved to a prominent position on the Parkway in 1994.

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  • Annual Puerto Rican Day Parade

    Philadelphia’s largest outdoor celebration of Puerto Rican and Latino heritage

    Annual parade on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

    Sunday, October 4, 2015
    Join hundreds of spectators on the streets of Philadelphia for a day of music, dancing and fabulous floats during the annual Puerto Rican Day Parade.

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  • Arch Street United Methodist Church

    Majestic Methodist church, the oldest structure on Center Square, in the shadow of City Hall

    Arch Street United Methodist was organized in 1862 and built on a former coal yard between 1864 and 1870. During most of the 20th century, Arch Street UMC was the resident bishop’s home church and the site of 40 Methodist conferences. Now an active and diverse Center City congregation, it hosts many community and social groups, including regular workshops about Native American heritage.

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  • Art on City Hall

    Hundreds of sculptures by a single artist

    William Penn stands on top of City Hall

    Today it seems an unimaginable feat. Alexander Milne Calder, the first of the famous Calder family, created not only the statue of William Penn on City Hall Tower, but also most of the other 250-plus sculptures that adorn the massive building.

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  • Assembly Rooftop Lounge

    Enjoy an al fresco beverage and a view, nine stories above street level

    Assembly Rooftop Lounge offers skyline views and classy cocktails from nine stories high atop The Logan.

    Head to Assembly Rooftop Lounge for epic outdoor views and cool cocktails, nine stories above the streets of Philadelphia.

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  • Barbara Chase-Riboud : The Malcolm X Steles

    Massive works inspired by Malcolm X from Philadelphia-born artist

    A sculpture and charcoal drawing display by Barbara Chase-Riboud, a Philadelphia native.

    Discover more than 40 works from Philadelphia-born artist Barbara Chase-Riboud on display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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  • Benjamin Franklin Parkway

    Philadelphia’s most artistic mile

    Often compared to the Champs Elysées in Paris, the Benjamin Franklin Parkway stretches from Logan Circle to the Philadelphia Museum of Art and boasts many cultural institutions along its broad boulevard.

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  • Bug Fest at the
    Academy of Natural Sciences

    Weekend celebration of the creepy, crawly world of insects

    Discover the world of insects during Bug Fest at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.

    August 8 – 9
    Squash your qualms about the creepy, crawly world of insects during Bug Fest at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.

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  • Campus Philly CollegeFest

    A day of discounts, giveaways, entertainment and free admission to museums

    Philadelphia welcomes back college students during Campus Philly CollegeFest, a day of discounts, giveaways, entertainment and free admission to museums.

    September 9, 2017
    Philadelphia welcomes back college students during Campus Philly CollegeFest, a day of discounts, giveaways, entertainment and free admission to museums.

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  • Capriccio at Cafe Cret

    Relax and refresh on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

    Capriccio at Cafe Cret on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

    Take a break from sightseeing on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway with a beverage and bite to eat at Capriccio at Cafe Cret.

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  • Cathedral Basilica of
    Saints Peter and Paul

    The largest Catholic church in Pennsylvania

    The largest Catholic church in Pennsylvania, the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul was opened in 1864.

    Opened in 1864, the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter of Paul serves as the principal or Mother Church of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia as it houses the chair or “cathedra” of the Archbishop.

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  • City Hall

    The largest municipal building in the country and the finest example of the Second Empire style

    City Hall is the largest municipal building in the United States, containing over 14.5 acres of floor space. It is an architectural treasure inside and out.

    City Hall is the largest municipal building in the United States, containing over 14.5 acres of floor space. It is an architectural treasure inside and out.

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  • Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Memorial

    1927 by Hermon Atkins MacNeil

    Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Memorial

    Completed in 1927, the twin 40-foot pylons by Hermon Atkins MacNeil were intended as a gateway to Parkway gardens. Though moved to the northern edge of the square, they still function as a ceremonial entrance to the upper Parkway.

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  • Clothespin

    1976 by Claes Oldenburg

    Oldenburg’s Clothespin outside City Hall

    Philadelphia’s City Hall has inspired many reactions, but perhaps none quirkier than Claes Oldenburg’s. City Hall is formal, ornate late 19th century. Oldenburg’s 45-foot steel Clothespin, directly across 15th Street, is sleek, ultramodern, whimsical. Everyone has an opinion about the Clothespin. What’s yours?

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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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  • Doma

    Sophisticated sushi

    Korean tacos at Doma.

    Korean and Japanese cooking meets and mingles at Doma, a sophisticated neighborhood BYO sushi parlor.

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  • Embassy Suites by Hilton Philadelphia – Center City

    Enjoy panoramic views of the city from your room’s balcony

    Embassy Suites Philadelphia

    Situated just minutes from some of the city’s most renowned museums, this hotel also boasts a prime location in the heart of the business district. Whether it’s for work or play, guests will find the convenient location and panoramic views make this all-suite hotel the perfect starting point to explore Philadelphia.

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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 Water Works Interpretive Center

    The nation’s first municipal water treatment center

    Fairmount Water Works

    The Fairmount Water Works, one of Philadelphia’s architectural icons, now is an exciting combination of environmental education, architectural history and cultural heritage.

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  • Free Library of Philadelphia

    Incredible collection of rare books, special collections and media

    Free Library of Philadelphia

    A stunning Beaux-Arts building along the culture-heavy Benjamin Franklin Parkway serves as the hub for the Free Library of Philadelphia, which includes 50 branches around the city.

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  • Government of the People

    1976 by Jacques Lipchitz

    Government of the People

    After fleeing Europe before World War II, Jacques Lipchitz ended up in New York, where he became one of the 20th century’s major artists. Some of his best work is in Philadelphia, including the monumental Government of the People, a 30-foot, totem-like sculpture in the Municipal Services Building Plaza. Among the twining human limbs, look for a family group (father, mother and child) at the bottom and a man and woman at the top holding a form that represents the Philadelphia banner.

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  • Granite Hill

    A premier restaurant inside the Philadelphia Museum of Art

    Granite Hill occasionally pairs menu items with the Museum's exhibitions.

    Once visitors have checked out every nook and cranny of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, they don’t have to go far to get a world-class meal at Granite Hill.

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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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  • Henry J. Cadbury Library

    A historical place to study and practice peace

    Persecution led members of the Society of Friends to settle in the Delaware Valley more than 325 years ago. Today, this community numbers approximately 12,000. Its ongoing activities are supported by a small handful of libraries including the Henry J. Cadbury Library, which was founded in 1960. This contemporary collection of Quaker materials is designed to “nurture the spiritual life” of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and “to lend materials on Quakerism and its faith and practice to all interested people.”

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  • Indego – Philly Bike Share

    Affordable, city-wide bike rental service

    Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter tests out the Philly Bike Share program.

    Now available
    Philadelphia continues to be one of the most bike-friendly cities in the country with the launch of its own bike sharing program called Indego.

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  • July 4th Fireworks
    in Philadelphia 2017

    Everything you need to know about the 9:30 p.m. fireworks shows during July 4th celebrations

    Celebrate Independence Day with spectacular fireworks throughout Philadelphia.

    Tuesday, July 4, 2017
    Celebrate the Fourth of July in Philadelphia with spectacular fireworks celebrations at 9:30 p.m.

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  • KAWS @ PAFA

    Influential pop artist transforms Historic Landmark Building

    The historic home of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts will be transformed as the Brooklyn-based pop artist KAWS arrives in Philadelphia.

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  • Kelliann’s Bar & Grill

    The corner pub

    Spring Garden’s no-frills drinkery is known for its cheap brews and heartier-than-thou comfort food menu.

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  • King of Tandoor

    Casual, comfortable Indian BYOB

    KoT doesn’t limit itself by region, serving a mix of straight-up South Asian options in a casual BYO setting.

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  • Kite & Key

    Local bar that would make Franklin proud

    Enjoy the evening air at Kite & Key.

    Named for Ben Franklin’s famous experiment with electricity, Kite & Key has one cask, 16 taps, countless bottles and even some cans of local, domestic and foreign beers.

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  • Kopernik

    1972 by Dudley Talcott

    Kopernik

    A committee of Polish Americans commissioned this sculpture to honor Mikolaj Kopernik, known to most English speakers as Nicolaus Copernicus, on the 500th anniversary of his birth. Kopernik was the Renaissance astronomer who boldly theorized that the earth and other planets rotate around the sun. Sculptor Dudley Talcott symbolizes the sun with stainless steel disks and the earth’s orbit with a 16-foot ring.

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  • Le Méridien Philadelphia

    Modern and elegant accommodations just steps away from the Pennsylvania Convention Center

    A guest room at Le Méridien.

    Striking features, Georgian Revival-style architecture and bold black-and-white décor add signature style to this 10-story hotel located in Center City’s business district and less than one block from the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

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  • LOVE Park

    Closed for renovations through late November 2017

    LOVE Park

    A favorite destination for tourists and locals alike, John F. Kennedy Plaza gets its famed nickname “LOVE Park” due to its famous sculpture. Note: The park will be closed for renovations through late November 2017, and the LOVE sculpture has been temporarily removed for renovation.

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  • LOVE Statue

    Temporarily removed for restoration through late November 2017

    The City of Brotherly Love’s best-known landmark is <i>LOVE</i> itself — the Robert Indiana sculpture that's temporarily been removed for renovation through summer 2017.

    The City of Brotherly Love’s best-known landmark is LOVE itself — the Robert Indiana sculpture that’s temporarily been removed for renovation through late November 2017.

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  • Made In America Music Festival

    Labor Day weekend festival on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway returns

    The crowd at Made In America.

    September 2-3, 2017
    The Budweiser Made In America Festival, a massive musical celebration that takes over the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Labor Day weekend, is set to return in 2017.

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  • Making A Classic Modern:
    Frank Gehry’s Master Plan for
    the Philadelphia Museum of Art

    Learn more about the major renovation and expansion the for city’s iconic structure

    Explore the scope of architect Frank Gehry’s ambitious, multi-phase project that will see both major and minor enhancements to the interior and exterior of the Philadelphia Museum of Art over the next decade.

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  • McCrossen’s Tavern

    Neighborhood favorite with exceptional dishes

    Chef Townsend Wentz consistently puts forth exceptional cuisine, along with a few classic favorites, in what The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Craig Laban called “the best of the Art Museum area.”

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  • Monument to Six Million Jewish Martyrs

    1964 by Nathan Rapoport

    Monument to Six Million Jewish Martyrs.

    Nathan Rapoport’s affecting Holocaust memorial shows an apparent tangle of suffering figures. The flame-like arrangement, though, recalls the burning bush through which God spoke to Moses, promising to rescue His people (Exodus 3:2). In this way the sculpture seems to offer hope mixed with profound grief. A Polish native, Rapoport also created a monument to the Warsaw Ghetto uprising.

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  • Moore College of Art and Design

    The first and only women’s college of art and design in the nation

    Moore College of Art & Design

    Founded in 1848 as an art school for women, Moore College continues its mission to train aspiring female artists. Visitors can engage with the school through The Galleries at Moore, exploring the work of established and emerging artists and designers.

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  • One Day in Pompeii at the Franklin Institute

    Interactive exhibition exploring the ancient volcanic disaster

    One Day in Pompeii exhibition at the Franklin Institute.

    Experience the fateful day of an ancient Roman City during One Day in Pompeii, the latest exhibition at the Franklin Institute.

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  • One Liberty Observation Deck

    A top notch spot for sky-high views of Philadelphia and the surrounding region

    From high atop the 57th floor of Liberty Place, visitors to the One Liberty Observation Deck will be gobsmacked by the 360° landscapes that stretch for miles while also hearing tidbits of Philadelphia’s past and its evolution into a major American city.

    From high atop the 57th floor of Liberty Place, visitors to the One Liberty Observation Deck will be gobsmacked by the 360° landscapes that stretch for miles while also hearing tidbits of Philadelphia’s past and its evolution into a major American city.

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  • Parkway 100

    The 14-month centennial celebration of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

    Parkway 100 celebrates the Benjamin Franklin Parkway's centennial with 14 months of special events and exhibitions at area institutions and outdoor spaces that line the thoroughfare.

    September 8, 2017 – November 16, 2018
    Philadelphia celebrates the Benjamin Franklin Parkway’s centennial birthday with Parkway 100, a 14-month soiree featuring special events and exhibitions at the venerable institutions and outdoor spaces that line the thoroughfare.

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  • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

    A masterful collection of American art housed in a historic Center City building

    Gallery in the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

    A jewel nestled in the heart of Center City, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) hosts vast collection of American art boasts treasures by local and national luminaries such as Charles Willson Peale (founder of the Academy), Thomas Eakins (who taught here), and Violet Oakley.

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  • Philadelphia Marathon

    One of the most historic races in the country

    Runners pass through Manayunk during the Philadelphia Marathon.

    November 17-19, 2017
    One of the most historic races in the nation, the Philadelphia Marathon is held every November, crossing the heart of Philadelphia and some of the city’s most iconic landmarks — including Independence Hall, the Betsy Ross House and the Liberty Bell.

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  • Philadelphia Museum of Art

    Third-largest art museum in the country and a must-see attraction

    The Philadelphia Museum of Art

    Like Philadelphia’s own Parthenon, the Philadelphia Museum of Art sits majestically on a rise at the end of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The vast collections of this temple of art make it the third-largest art museum in the country, and an absolute must-see on the city’s cultural circuit.

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  • Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade

    The oldest Thanksgiving Day parade in the country

    Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade

    Thursday, November 23, 2017
    Now in its 98th year, the 1.4-mile 6ABC Dunkin’ Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade is the oldest Thanksgiving parade in the country and a true Philadelphia tradition.

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  • Philly Tech Week

    Technology, innovation and good times

    Explore technology and innovation in the region during Philly Tech Week.

    April 28 – May 6, 2017
    Philly Tech Week celebrates technology and innovation in the region by bringing together some of the best and brightest tech minds in the city for events ranging from panels and conferences to gaming-themed events and cocktail parties.

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  • Prometheus Strangling the Vulture

    1943, cast 1953 by Jacques Lipchitz

    In Lipchitz’s artistic version of the classic tale, he created an optimistic prediction of human victory over evil.

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  • Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon & 5K

    13.1- and 3.1-mile races followed by free concerts

    The Philadelphia Rock ‘n’ Roll Half-Marathon returns in September, bringing together fitness and music.

    September 16-17, 2017
    The Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon & 5K returns in September, bringing together fitness and music as runners head down the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and along the Schuylkill River before taking in a free concert.

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  • Rodin Museum

    The largest collection of Auguste Rodin sculptures outside France

    The greatest hits of the famed 19th-century sculptor are all here – bronze casts of Eternal Springtime, The Gates of Hell, The Burghers of Calais, and, of course, The Thinker. Bold, energetic and emotionally intense, these works are set in a temple-like building down the Benjamin Franklin Parkway from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, which administers the collection.

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  • Rose Tattoo Café

    Airy eatery for a romantic evening

    Family-owned and -operated, the greenhouse-inspired Rose Tattoo serves American cuisine in four romantic dining areas, including a balcony with plants and flowers.

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  • Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building

    Fashion and modern design highlight the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s first major expansion

    The Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building.

    Enthusiasts of fashion and modern design will relish a visit to the Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building, the first major expansion of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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  • Sabrina’s Café & Spencer’s Too

    Stuff yourself at Sabrina’s second location

    Outside of the second location for Sabrina's Cafe.

    The Italian Market darling for brunch boasts an outpost in the Fairmount neighborhood, where hungry diners fill up on oversized portions of comfort food during brunch, lunch and dinner. Hint: The brunch line is worth the wait.

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  • Schuylkill River Trail

    A 26.5-mile, multi-use path from Philadelphia to Phoenixville

    The 26.5-mile trail is a favorite for bicycle clubs, families, runners and walkers

    This 26.5-mile recreational path runs along the Schuylkill River from Center City Philadelphia to Phoenixville in Chester County.

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  • Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel

    A modern high-rise hotel in the Museum District of downtown Philadelphia

    Sheraton Philadelphia City Center

    Within walking distance to The Franklin Institute, the Barnes Foundation and the iconic Love Park, the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel is surrounded by the city’s cultural and corporate institutions.

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  • Sister Cities Park

    Outdoor oasis on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

    Sister Cities Park

    Located on Logan Square in front of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Sister Cities Park is a welcoming space featuring a café, boat pond, educational garden, commemorative fountain and Robert Indiana’s AMOR sculpture.

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  • Sonesta Philadelphia
    Rittenhouse Square

    Conveniently located near Rittenhouse Square and Center City’s dining, museum and shopping districts

    The Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia

    Located in the heart of Center City, experience the re-designed Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square. With 439 art inspired hotel rooms, enjoy drinks at Art Bar and a seasonal rooftop pool.

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  • St. Patrick’s Day Parade

    Philadelphia’s long-standing celebration of everything Irish

    A Philadelphia tradition since 1771, the St. Patrick's Day Parade — one of the oldest parades in the country — is a celebration not to be missed.

    March 12, 2017
    A Philadelphia tradition since 1771, the St. Patrick's Day Parade — one of the oldest parades in the country — is a celebration not to be missed. Join thousands of spectators on Market Street as the parade marches from City Hall to Penn's Landing.

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  • Susan G. Komen Philadelphia
    Race for the Cure

    The 26th annual 5K run/walk to fight breast cancer

    Susan G. Komen Philadelphia Race for the Cure

    May 14, 2017
    This Mother’s Day, the Philadelphia Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure invites everyone in the Delaware Valley and beyond to celebrate 25-plus years of fighting to end breast cancer at the annual Komen Philadelphia Race for the Cure.

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  • Swann Memorial Fountain

    1924 by Alexander Stirling Calder

    The center of Logan Square belongs to a popular fountain sculpture by Alexander Stirling Calder, son of the City Hall artist.

    The center of Logan Square belongs to a popular fountain sculpture by Alexander Stirling Calder, son of the City Hall artist. Designed with architect Wilson Eyre, the work memorializes Dr. Wilson Cary Swann, founder of the Philadelphia Fountain Society.

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  • TD Bank Philadelphia International Cycling Championship

    One of the most prestigious single day bike races in North America

    TD Bank Philadelphia International Cycling Championship

    The highest-ranked, longest and richest single day road race in North America

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  • The 82nd NFL Draft in Philadelphia

    The draft returns to its Philly roots this spring

    The entrance to the NFL Draft Experience.

    April 27-29, 2017
    During the three days of the 82nd NFL Draft — all taking place outdoors, including on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway — fans can enjoy interactive experiences, get autographs from current and former players, take pictures with the Vince Lombardi Trophy and much more.

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  • The Awesome Fest

    Free, off-beat outdoor movie screenings in Northern Liberties

    The Awesome Fest returns for the summer with free movie nights at multiple locations all across Philadelphia.

    Friday nights through August 14
    Every Friday night, The Awesome Fest will return with free outdoor movie screenings for all to enjoy.

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  • The Barnes Foundation

    One of the world’s foremost collections of French impressionist and post-impressionist paintings

    Gallery space at The Barnes Foundation, arranged as originally intended.

    The Barnes Foundation on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway inspires discovery with the world’s largest collections of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and early Modern paintings and African sculpture.

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  • The Christmas Village in Philadelphia

    Get into the holiday spirit in the heart of Philadelphia

    The Christmas Village in Center City Philadelphia.

    November 19-20 and 24 – December 24, 2016
    Philadelphia will once again transform into a European wonderland for the annual Christmas Village, this year being held at City Hall.

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  • The Comcast Center

    Philadelphia’s tallest building is also one of the country’s greenest

    The Comcast Center

    Standing at a robust 975 feet tall, the Comcast Center is the tallest building in Philadelphia (at least until the Comcast Technology Center opens in early 2018). And with its ambitious incorporation of eco-friendly technologies, it’s also the tallest “green” building in the country.

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  • The Comcast Experience HD Video Wall – Comcast Center

    A mesmerizing digital video display in the lobby of the Comcast Center

    The Comcast Experience HD Video Wall

    A breathtaking LED video wall in the public lobby of the Comcast Center

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  • The Comcast Holiday Spectacular

    A must-see holiday tradition in the lobby of the Comcast Center

    The Comcast Holiday Spectacular is shown on the massive Comcast Experience Wall.

    Through January 1, 2017
    Shown on the state-of-the-art Comcast Experience video wall at Comcast Center, The Comcast Holiday Spectacular is a family friendly holiday tradition featuring the sights and sounds of the season. The 15-minute show takes visitors on a festive, musical journey.

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  • The Franklin Institute

    One of the oldest and most beloved science museums in the country

    The Heart at the Franklin Institute

    An innovator in designing hands-on exhibits before “interactive” became a buzzword, The Franklin Institute is as clever as its namesake. Its eminently touchable attractions explore science in disciplines ranging from sports to space.

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  • The Logan, Philadelphia’s Hotel

    Cosmopolitan culture with an artistic sensibility

    The Logan's 391 stylish guest rooms and suites offer the ultimate comfort and relevant luxury.

    The Logan hotel nods to Philadelphia’s rich history, but its atmosphere exudes modern luxury with fresh color palettes, updated rooms and meeting space, a renovated spa and fitness center and a brand-new restaurant — Urban Farmer Steakhouse.

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  • The Oval+

    Pop-up park on the Parkway

    The Oval+ offers a summertime oasis on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

    Through August 20, 2017
    The Oval+ is a seasonal pop-up outdoor public space that transforms an island of asphalt and surrounding lawns at 24th Street and the Parkway into an eight-acre public space devoted to all-ages fun.

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  • The Pope’s Visit to Philadelphia & World Meeting of Families 2015

    Pope Francis and a global celebration come to Philadelphia

    Philadelphia is the first city in the United States to host the World Meeting of Families.

    September 22-27, 2015
    Pope Francis will visit Philadelphia during his first trip the United States during World Meeting of Families, an inspirational week of family-centered events and activities at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

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  • The Rocky Statue and the Rocky Steps

    Two of the most famous tourist attractions in Philadelphia

    The famous East Steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

    The Rocky Statue and the “Rocky Steps” — better known as the Art Museum Steps — are two of the most popular attractions in Philadelphia. Visiting the statue, running up the steps and taking a picture at the top is pretty much a must on your first visit to Philadelphia. It’s a rite of passage.

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  • The Rothman Ice Rink and America’s Garden Capital Maze at Dilworth Park

    Three months of ice skating right next to City Hall

    This winter, the transformation of the west side of City Hall continues with the premiere of the brand-new Rothman Ice Rink at Dilworth Park.

    Through February 26, 2017
    Dilworth Park is the place to be this holiday season, with the return of the Rothman institute Ice Skating Rink, the Rothman Cabin and a new wintergarden.

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  • The Wardrobe Boutique

    Shop discounted designer clothing for a good cause

    Shop for a good cause at The Wardrobe Boutique.

    The Wardrobe Boutique offers you the benefit of finding deeply discounted designer women’s clothing and accessories with the added bonus of helping women in the community.

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  • The Windsor Suites Philadelphia

    Offers studio and one bedroom suites

    Windsor Suites, centrally located at the corner of 17th Street and the renowned Benjamin Franklin Parkway, offers comfort and convenience in a vibrant downtown neighborhood

    Featuring spacious studio and one-bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens and a prime location on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, The Windsor Suites is an ideal home away from home in downtown Philadelphia.

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  • Three-Way Piece Number 1: Points

    1964 by Henry Moore

    Thee-Way Piece Number 1: Points.

    A giant tooth? A weirdly shaped bone or rock? Henry Moore’s chubby, one-ton bronze, poised on three delicate points, suggests different interpretations from different angles. Both prolific and highly respected, Moore has been called the most influential sculptor of the 20th century.

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  • Urban Farmer Philadelphia

    A modern steakhouse with a rural chic feel

    Urban Farmer Philadelphia brings a modern steakhouse to Logan Square.

    Located inside The Logan Hotel, Urban Farmer Philadelphia brings a modern steakhouse to Logan Square.

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  • Vatican Splendors at The Franklin Institute

    Rarely seen collection of historic artifacts and objects from Vatican

    Outside the Franklin Institute.

    Through February 15, 2016
    As Philadelphia prepares to welcome Pope Francis in September 2015, the Franklin Institute is celebrating the historical and cultural impact of the Vatican.

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  • Washington Monument

    1897 by Rudolf Siemering

    The Washington Monument in Eakins Oval.

    In Eakins Oval a mounted George Washington is poised to lead a march down the Parkway. Allegorical figures surround his pedestal, while the lower levels portray “typical” American people and animals. Across the roadway, Auguste Kiss’s Mounted Amazon Attacked by a Panther and Albert Wolff’s The Lion Fighter flank the museum steps.

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  • Water Works

    A gorgeous events space on the banks of the Schuylkill River

    The Water Works Restaurant and Lounge

    Fairmount Park’s famed Water Works — onetime home to the engine room for Philadelphia’s cutting-edge water department — is a National Historic Landmark and events space.

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  • Wawa Welcome America! Party on the Parkway, July 4th Concert and Fireworks

    The exciting end to Philadelphia’s celebration of America’s birthday

    The Benjamin Franklin Parkway hosts one of the largest free concerts in the country on July 4th.

    Tuesday, July 4, 2017
    The Benjamin Franklin Parkway hosts one of the largest free concerts in the country on July 4th with great food, fun and entertainment all day long followed by an amazing fireworks show over the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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  • West Tavern

    First-rate dive bar

    A killer place to catch a Phillies, “Westy’s” is where you to go to for thrifty drinking and risky eating — try the house special “Dirty Burger,” seasoned with secret spices and topped with nothing but secret “Dirty Sauce,” if you dare.

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  • Yinka Shonibare MBE: Magic Ladders
    at the Barnes Foundation

    Groundbreaking new exhibition examining history, race, slavery and commerce

    Pedagogy Boy/Boy, 2003. Mannequins, Dutch wax-printed cotton, metal, wood, and fiberglass.

    The Barnes Foundation is beginning 2014 with the groundbreaking work of international artist Yinka Shonibare MBE.

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  • Genghis Khan at The Franklin Institute

    How a 13th-century Mongolian warrior changed the world

    The treasures and stories of Genghis Khan’s 13th-century Mongol Empire debut in Philadelphia when the Genghis Khan exhibit opens at The Franklin Institute.

    Through January 3, 2016
    The treasures and stories of Genghis Khan’s 13th-century Mongol Empire debut in Philadelphia when the Genghis Khan exhibit opens at The Franklin Institute, showing visitors how this warrior nomad had such a profound impact on world politics.

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