First Timer's Guide To Philadelphia

First Timer's Guide To Philadelphia

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You're in Philadelphia for the first time ever. You've got 72 hours and an appetite for everything. Where do you start? Here's the answer.

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    Did you know? Independence Hall is pictured on the back of the $100 bill. The hands on the hall’s clock show the time as approximately 4:10 but there’s no record of why this time might have been chose -- K12 Inc via Foursquare
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    The feisty patriot who lived here was always a rebel. Eloping with an Episcopal got her kicked out of the Quakers. Vietnam Veterans Against the War took over her house in 1971 for a 45-minute protest. -- NBC Philadelphia via Foursquare
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    The Bell was ordered in 1751 & is one of the most prominent symbols of the Revolutionary War. In 1752 to the dismay of onlookers the bell cracked during testing. Over 2 million visitors come each year -- HISTORY via Foursquare
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    Inmates of the former prison attempted to dig their way to freedom and visitors can see the primitively-crafted tunnel. Was their plan a success? As seen on Travel Channel’s Mysteries at the Museum. -- Travel Channel via Foursquare
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    Often called the "birthplace of the nation," Independence National Historical Park was created to showcase and preserve structures, sites and objects that tell the story of the founding of the nation. -- Saving Places via Foursquare
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    Even big kids like us love this science museum. We can't get enough of the astronomy tower, IMAX theater, and yes, giant heart. Follow the @phlsciencefest for updates on the frequent events held here! -- Allie Ilagan via Foursquare
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    Don't miss the opportunity to run up the Rocky Stairs in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, immortalized by Sylvester Stallone in the movie "Rocky." -- WorldStrides via Foursquare
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    From a working dig site & paleo lab to an indoor tropical garden with live butterflies; from stunning historic dioramas to live animals you can touch - You just can't help but learn while you're here. -- visitPA via Foursquare
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    Though we personally don't care for a fictional athlete from 40 years ago, thousands still pose for photos here. Fun fact: though it looks good, Rocky's running route as pictured doesn't make sense. -- Allie Ilagan via Foursquare
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    This is the spot to get your "We the People" on. Did you know that the dimensions of Signers’ Hall are the same as the room where the document was signed in Independence Hall, only two blocks away? -- visitPA via Foursquare
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    While you're in the neighborhood, visit "Dead Sea Scrolls," 1 of the largest collections of ancient artifacts ever to tour outside Israel. Save $5 on daytime tix w/ the code DSS4SQ. Now thru Oct. 14 -- The Franklin Institute via Foursquare
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    Opening May 2012, this controversial museum hosts some of the most rare and incredible art you'll ever seen. The collection will be displayed in almost the same way as the original Merion gallery. -- Allie Ilagan via Foursquare
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