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Old 06-02-2009, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas soon to be Carrollton, TX
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Hello all!

I am heading up to Philly with my family this summer and had a couple of questions. We are originally from PA, but haven't been back in over a decade and now are spread out across the U.S. (Ages 50-10)

I wanted to know what, if any, musesums are worth visiting beside Franklin Institute Science Museum and Philadelphia Museum of Art. Or maybe we would be set just seeing those two?

We plan on seeing the historical sites, going to a Phillies game, King of Prussia Mall and possibly going to Ocean City and the Reading Terminal Market.

If you have any other suggestions on food or places to go please let me know! We are there for 4 days and I cannot wait to stock up on TastyKakes

Thank you in advance for your responses!
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Old 06-02-2009, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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I wanted to know what, if any, musesums are worth visiting beside Franklin Institute Science Museum and Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Rodin museum
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Old 06-02-2009, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Philly
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eastern state penitentiary is worth a tour and you may want to consider penn's archaelogical museum. the japanese tea house in west fairmount park. belmont plateau is a great place to have a picnic witha city view.
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Old 06-02-2009, 02:00 PM
 
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i would definitely make time for reading terminal market over KoP mall ....... even though KoP is a really large, really nice mall - it's still just a mall and one that will require some car time to get to at that

Rodin museum is nice and when I was living there was just a donation - i believe that many of the museums still have some level of free admission on sundays as well

around the art museum/rodin museum area is also eastern state penitentiary which is an interesting/spooky landmark that can be enjoyed by all ages

pending how many kids you have and their interests the please touch museum could be interesting ...... it's an incredible place, but with the youngest kid being 10 you may have too many who are either too old or too cool for it
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Old 06-02-2009, 02:13 PM
 
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I second the suggestion for Eastern State Penitentiary. That is one interesting (and creepy) place.
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Old 06-02-2009, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas soon to be Carrollton, TX
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haha trying to tell my 16 year old sister that the market would be better than a giant mall could be a challenge! I do agree though, a mall is a mall.

The suggestions are great, thank you! Eastern State Penitentiary would definately interest my brothers!
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Old 06-02-2009, 02:48 PM
 
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Don't forget the Academy of Natural Sciences!

Along the lines of Finger Laker, I'd perhaps set up a "girls" trip to the King of Prussia Mall and let the guys do their own thing for a day (assuming there aren't any fashion-conscious guys in your party).
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Old 06-02-2009, 03:30 PM
 
Location: DC
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Along the lines of Finger Laker, I'd perhaps set up a "girls" trip to the King of Prussia Mall and let the guys do their own thing for a day (assuming there aren't any fashion-conscious guys in your party).
Drop them off at the Mutter Museum (medical oddities), drive up to KoP, and come meet back up with them for dinner.
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Old 06-02-2009, 03:34 PM
 
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Don't forget the Academy of Natural Sciences!

Along the lines of Finger Laker, I'd perhaps set up a "girls" trip to the King of Prussia Mall and let the guys do their own thing for a day (assuming there aren't any fashion-conscious guys in your party).
that's not a bad idea - i'm obviously slanted with my guys perspective

sometimes it works out well to release and meet

the mutter is a creepy place, but unique and interesting in a really weird way

there are plenty of "guy spots" in the city where they could entertain themselves

the girls could shop, get a mani/pedi and then be refreshed for the evening
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Old 06-02-2009, 07:06 PM
 
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The Constitution Center.
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