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Monday, 3 November 2014

Philadelphia City Of United State Of America

Philadelphia City Of United State Of America


Philadelphia City Of United State Of America


Often regarded as the “Birthplace of America,” Philadelphia is known as the city in which the country’s founding fathers signed the 1776 Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution. Commonly referred to by locals as “Philly,” Philadelphia is major US city in southeastern Pennsylvania and home to the iconic Liberty Bell and the Philly cheesesteak sandwich.
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While Philadelphia is a modern city with a busy downtown of high office towers and a number of ethnic districts featuring shopping, dining and entertainment, it is the city’s colonial architecture and historic attractions that draw most tourists. One of the most visited sites is Independence Historic National Park, a concentration of important buildings and landmarks that include Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell and Constitution Hall. Other places of interest include the former homes of Betsy Ross and Edgar Allan Poe as well as the 300-year old Christ Church where George Washington and Benjamin Franklin once worshiped. Reputed to be haunted, the old Eastern State Penitentiary presents intriguing tours. The residential districts of Society Hill and Germantown are popular places to see the city’s colonial homes and architecture.
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Boasting more outdoor art than any other American city, Philadelphia has a vibrant arts and culture scene with many performance venues and museums that include the distinguished Franklin Institute Science Museum and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, which is famous for its association with the 1976 film, “Rocky.”
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Philadelphia also offers plenty of family attractions from the first US zoo to an aquarium and numerous parks featuring natural scenery and fun activities like playgrounds, hiking, biking, tennis, baseball, bird watching and fishing. Additionally, Philadelphia is a big sports city where tourists can watch professional teams play football, basketball, baseball and hockey.
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