You'll find the famous Robert Indiana LOVE sculpture in John F. Kennedy Plaza, northwest of City Hall.
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You can access Independence Hall via a ranger tour.
The Liberty Bell rang loud and clear at the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence.
The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were both signed in Independence Hall.
For a taste of cheesesteaks and more local favorites, sign up for a food tour with Chew Philly Food Tours.
Head to the Reading Terminal Market to sample food from around the world.
While it was once a grazing area for livestock, Rittenhouse Square is now one of the swankiest areas in the city.
Modeled after ancient Greek temples, the Philadelphia Museum of Art is filled with more works of art than can be viewed in one day.
Visit one of the the Philadelphia Museum of Art's most famous sculptures just northeast of the building and its steps.
Twelve structures line the picturesque Boathouse Row.
The Rodin Museum displays many of the French sculptor's works in the outdoor formal garden and reflecting pool.
Located in Old City, Elfreth's is the oldest continuously inhabited residential street in the U.S.
The New Year's Day Mummers Parade is one of the city's most colorful, lively events. Get up early to get a good spot to stand and watch the festivities up Broad Street.
The tree-lined Benjamin Franklin Parkway is a great place to go for a bike ride.
This Quaker-inspired prison led the way to reform in the judicial system.
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A Benjamin Franklin impersonater waits for visitors outside Independence Hall.
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The Philadelphia Zoo is the first and oldest in the country.
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Among its many exhibits, the National Museum of American Jewish History showcases 18 well-known Jewish Americans, including polio vaccine inventor Jonas Salk.
Kids of all ages can enjoy the Franklin Institute Science Museum and learn everything from physics to astronomy.
The bronze footprints of Rocky can be found at the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Housed within the College of Physicians, Mutter is dedicated to the exposition of medical oddities.
Reading Terminal Market has been housed in a National Historic Landmark since 1893.
One of the best children's museums in the country, the Please Touch Museum offers dozens of hands-on displays.
Along with a variety of ready-made foods and restaurants, Reading Terminal Market also houses produce, locally sourced meats, seafood, cheeses, baked goods, flowers and more.
The Masonic Temple serves as the meeting place for 28 Philadelphia lodges.
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If you do decide to bring the kids, the Eastern State Penitentiary offers family-friendly tour options with a more PG retelling of the events that took place behind its thick stone walls.
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Every Halloween, Eastern State Penitentiary turns into "Terror Behind the Walls," a haunted house within the prison with six attractions.
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For the best views of the Philly skyline, head 57 floors up to the top of the One Liberty Observation Deck.
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The Please Touch Museum hosts weekly events, including story time.
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In the Please Touch Museum's Rocket Room, little visitors can learn about our solar system and the properties of flight.
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The National Liberty Museum celebrates real-life heros with interactive and inspirational displays.
A visit to Liberty Bell Center will yield spectacular photos of Independence Hall.
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Every spring, the Franklin Institute Science Museum hosts the Phildelphia Science Festival.
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Flamingos are among some of the colorful animals you'll find at the Philadelphia Zoo.
Recent visitors highly recommend a stop at the National Museum of American Jewish History, and appreciated the fact that the museum focuses on the entire history of Jews, rather than just the Holocaust.
Home to one of the largest public collections of Rodin's work outside of Paris, the Rodin Museum, which opened in 1929, boasts almost 150 bronzes, marbles and plasters created by Auguste Rodin.
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Eclectic Old City in the east side of Center City is popular with the younger set because it's filled with trendy galleries and some of the hippest restaurants in the city.
The view from Broad Street is a must-see on your first visit to Philadelphia.
Logan Square is home to a variety of Philadelphia attractions, and an area you'll likely pass through while sightseeing.
The Mutter Museum houses an impressive collection of skulls.
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