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Fairmount Park

Philadelphia, PA 19131
+1 215-683-0200
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One of the world's largest municipal parks, a sprawling 9,200 acres contains several million trees and America's oldest zoo.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Philadelphia, PA 19131
+1 215-683-0200
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This park has so many things to do that this review just covers one thing: be sure to go there and take advantage of at least one of the many attractions. There are so many things to do: river trail, Japanese gardens, mansions, playing fields,...More

Thank aquistbe
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

I spent a day at Fairmont Park watching a regatta on the Schuykill River. This park is terrific- great jogging trails- all overlooking the river. Very pretty. Towards the sound end of the park there is “boathouse row” where a lot of Rowing clubs have...More

Thank Connecticutguy
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Upon the recommendation of a Philadelphia local, we decided to come here to stroll by the river and watch the boats rowing up and down the river. We walked along the river and admired the different sculptures along the way including a Frederick Remington. Boat...More

Thank DDay1959
Reviewed 20 July 2017

This is by far one of my favorite places in Philly. There is a lovely little demonstration garden by the arboretum and horticultural center (where you can find parking nearby and then walk over to visit the Shofuso Japanese House, for a fee).

1  Thank emme45
Reviewed 15 July 2017

A beautifully-designed park that's been used for many purposes over the centuries and is well-loved today. The green lungs of Philadelphia

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I lived in the Fairmount neighborhood for 2 years and came to love this park. A recent visit showed it to be cleaner and better lit (very good things) and still charming. I had lived for years next to Prospect Park before I moved here,...More

Thank bklein62
Reviewed 7 May 2017

the Fairmount Park lies on both sides of the river and is large. There are beautiful cherry and ornamental fruit trees . Do not miss the Shofuso Japanese House, The Please Touch Museum, The Boathouse Row, and the Skyline Drive. Also with a tour are...More

1  Thank Kyle S
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Sometime in Fairmount Park you really feel like you're not in the city. It's huge! Great place to see a concert. Great place to just bring a hammock and lie around. Great place to go sledding. Take a walk there!

1  Thank Alexandra J L
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We spent a few hours walking around the parks, both east and west, with a car to get us from one point to another as this park is HUGE. We stopped to view cherry blossoms and other blossoming trees, checkout out the Shofuso Japanese House,...More

2  Thank MaraFromToronto
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Fairmount Park is the largest urban park in the world, so it has plenty of space on both sides of the Schuylkill River, as well as great scenery, including views of the river. Many sites, including the Please Touch Museum, Shofuso Japanese House and Garden,...More

Thank MrSaturn64
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Daniel R
27 March 2017|
Response from btravelhappy | Reviewed this property |
My apologies these do not get pushed to me. I would not go into the park at night unless I had a group with me and only in certain sections. There are other parks in the area I would use instead.