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Blue Cross RiverRink

215/925-RINK

101 S. Columbus Blvd

Old City / Waterfront

Philadelphia’s largest outdoor ice skating rink and winter wonderland featuring a majestic holiday tree, outdoor seating area with fire pit, cozy warming cabins, Kids Lodge with arcade games, and a chalet-inspired Lodge with food and beverages from local restauranteurs. Open daily including holidays.

 

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Philadelphia Zoo

http://www.philadelphiazoo.org/

215/243-1100

34th & Girard Ave.

citypassOpen daily year-round, the zoo is home to more than 1,600 animals including America’s only giant river otters, frolicking polar bears, exotic rain forest animals, reptiles and magnificent birds from around the world.

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Yards Brewing Company

Brewery tours and tastings available by appointment Mon-Sun.
Yards Brewing Company, Philadelphia’s premier brewery, brought the return of cask conditioned ales to Philadelphia in 1994. Yards uses the time-honored principal of cask and bottle conditioning – in accordance with British and Belgian brewing techniques. All of their products are unfiltered and unpasteurized to optimize the flavor of these complex ales. Yards’ award-winning ales are available in finer restaurants and beer bars throughout PA, NJ, MD.

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Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center

http://www.fairmountwaterworks.com/

215/685-4908

640 Waterworks Drive (on the Schuykill River, below the Art Museum)

Tue-Sat, 10am-5pm, Sun, 1-5pm. losed Mondays and City of Philadelphia holidays.
Behind the Philadelphia Museum of Art, along the Schuykill River, is the old water works, the source of filtered water in the 19th century. These buildings have finally been restored. Tour the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center for a history of this facility, or just stroll around the grounds. If you bring your fishing tackle, there are a few spots along the river that local fishermen will be glad to not tell you about. Plans call for eventually opening a restaurant in the main building, which should be a spectacularly expensive view.

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Six Flags Great Adventure, Wild Safari and Hurricane Harbor

http://sixflags.com/

732-928-1821

Jackson, NJ

Six Flags Great Adventure is home to Wiggles World! The park’s fourth area devoted exclusively to kids features themed rides, shows and attractions, plus The Wiggles’ famous cast of characters. Next door, the largest drive-thru safari outside of Africa features the new Wild Safari Exploration Station, a hands-on Safari adventure! You will enjoy educational and exciting animal shows, interactive science exhibits and get up-close to exotic animals! Six Flags Hurricane Harbor water park offers wet ‘n wild fun including a wave pool and lazy river, nearly 20 water slides and an enormous water playground. Call 732-928-1821 or visit sixflags.com.

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Fairmount Park

http://fairmountpark.org/

info2@fairmountparkconservancy.org

215/685-0052

Beginning at the Art Museum, running along the banks of the Schuykill River.. Athletic Fields

Permits are required if you’re in the Park after the 1:00 a.m. curfew. Free. Public space.
Fairmount Park is the largest urban park in the United States, though, unlike Central Park, it’s actually on the west edge of town, separating Center City from the suburbs. In fact, all Philadelphia city parks — Roosevelt, Pennypack, etc. — are part of the system, for a combined size of 9,200 acres. Great for hikes, dog walks, off-road biking, and more. On the west side of the Schuykill River runs Martin Luther King Drive along the edge of the park, as does the Philadelphia Zoo and the Mann Music Center. There are tours of Colonial mansions within park grounds. That huge green dome visible from the expressway is Memorial Hall, the centerpiece of the 1876 Centennial Exhibition and the only building left from that event. (For more on the Centennial, visit the Atwater Kent Museum or the Smithsonian in Washington, DC). Memorial Hall is the future home of the Please Touch Museum, which is moving from the Parkway. To the east of the river is Kelly Drive, the Dell East concert shell, and Belmont Plateau, with another excellent view of the city.

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Old Pine Street Graveyard

http://www.friendsofoldpinestreet.org/

215/925-8051

412 Pine St.

Open daily 9am-5pm. Private tours available with 24 hour notice.
Established in 1764. Filled up by the 1830s. See fluttering 13-star flags on graves of 121 Revolutionary War Soldiers and Patriots. Photo-ops galore! The site of the chase scene in the Disney movie National Treasure starring Nicholas Cage.

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The Battleship New Jersey

http://www.battleshipnewjersey.org/

866/877-6262

Battleship Place, Camden, NJ

October 1-March 31, 9am-3pm. Adults $10; Children under 12, senior citizens and veterans $7; Group rates available for groups of 20 or more.
The Battleship New Jersey, our Nation’s most decorated battleship, is now a floating museum on the Delaware River, along the Camden Waterfront across from Center City Philadelphia. History comes to life as visitors experience a guided tour through the Iowa-class ship, one of the largest battleships ever built.

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National Constitution Center

http://www.constitutioncenter.org/

215/409-6600

525 Arch St, Independence Mall

525 Arch St, Independence Mall. 215/409-6600.
Mon-Fri, 9:30-5; Sat 9:30-6; Sun noon-5. Adults $12, Seniors $11, Children 4-12 $8. Extra charge for some special exhibits.

citypassThe National Constitution Center is dedicated to honoring the U.S. Constitution. This dynamic and modern museum tells the story of the Constitution through interactive and multimedia exhibits.

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