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Sightseeing in Philadelphia - what to see. Complete travel guide

This city is a large metropolis, a financial, industrial and cultural center of the United States. Wide choice of attractions, numerous entertainments and friendly atmosphere make this city a popular tourist area.
1. Mains voltage is 110 V; the standard American-style outlet is usual for hotels. Before the trip be sure to check the compatibility of electrical appliances and take adapters for gadgets. … Open
Particular attention should be paid to the historical monuments of Philadelphia. Independence Hall is by far the most popular sight of the city. In the end of the 18th century this hall became the witness of two important events. In 1776 here was proclaimed the Declaration of Independence, and in 1787 the hall became the place of the U.S. Constitution adoption. One of the hall’s pavilions still carefully keeps Liberty Bell, the ringing of which in 1776 marked the acceptance of the declaration. Besides administrative buildings you will find here several important religious sites - Church of Christ and Church of Joseph. This architectural complex is surrounded by a large park. Walk along it and you will visit a wonderful portrait gallery and see one of the largest U.S. banks. This quarter, which is surrounded by numerous alleys, plazas and a park, is considered the historical center of Philadelphia.
Elforta alley is another attractive place for walks. Here you will find 30 historic houses built in the 18th - 19th centuries. The old station is also located here. The station looks exactly the same as it has looked during the years of the Great Depression. Among other notable buildings of the city we should definitely mention Powell House, which has been turned into a museum. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Philadelphia is a modern progressive city that stands out among the rest because of the unique atmosphere of aristocratic refinement and modesty. The city has a huge number of iconic sites … Open
Shoppers should definitely visit Italian market and Wanamaker's supermarket - the oldest one in the country. In this city you will find several dozens of museums, the most unusual of which is surely Mutter Museum of Medical History devoted to collections of medical equipment and biological exhibits. Tourists can also learn more about the history of the city in Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Philadelphia and surroundings

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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Philadelphia
♥   Shopping area ' Rittenhouse Square' Philadelphia, 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Old City' Philadelphia, 2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Walnut Street' Philadelphia, 2.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Haddon Avenue' Haddonfield, 8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Haddon Avenue' Collingswood, 8.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Philadelphia
♥   Castle 'Circus Tower' Milan, 40.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Philadelphia
♥   National Historical Park 'Independence' , 1.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Local Park 'Fairmont' , 4.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   State Park 'Liberty' , 5.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Local Park 'Ston' , 10.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   City Park 'Bryn Mawr' , 17.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Philadelphia and around
♥   Art museum 'Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts' Philadelphia, 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Barnes Foundation' Philadelphia, 1.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Rodin Museum' Philadelphia, 1.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Philadelphia Museum of Art' Philadelphia, 2.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology' Philadelphia, 2.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Philadelphia from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Serpentine Water Park

From the series “The greatest and fanciest water parks”
The amazing water park, located in New Jersey, is part of the Hurricane Harbor aquapark network. The facility was opened in 1995. This amusement park is also characterized by an impressive scale. A huge amount of high-speed slides, as well as rides for those who like a more leisurely entertainment are available. You can rest comfortably all day in this aquapark. Excellent cafes operate here and there. Comfortable seating areas and playgrounds for children of different ages are waiting for visitors. … Read further

Duffy's Cut

From the series “The most dangerous railroads in the world”
The researcher suggested the possibility that the workers died in a violent manner. It’s possible that some of them were buried alive in the common grave. To honor the immigrant workers, commemorative memorials have been established nearby, since then the number of abnormal phenomena decreased significantly. Nonetheless, the mysterious railway Duffy’s cut continues to attract adventurous travellers. They do their best to gaze into the vicinities, hoping to see a real ghost. … Read further
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