Must-See Philadelphia: The Best Things To Do In 2016

Must-See Philadelphia: The Best Things To Do In 2016

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We sorted through the city's museums, parks and historic sites, and chose the very best Philadelphia attractions. Here are the best sights to visit in 2016 for tourists and locals alike.

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    If you’re a fan of Dock Street’s brews (and we are), you can’t get any closer to the source than this. Obviously, you’re coming for the beer, but the menu is surprisingly good, too. -- Philadelphia Magazine via Foursquare
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    The $21.95 buffet is well-stocked, and the $3.50 mimosa and Mary drink specials are great. Food highlights include buckwheat Belgian waffles, an omelet station, and the cherry coffee cakes. -- Philadelphia Magazine 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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    Philly brewery Yards made a sudsy ale specially for the 2011 Philadelphia Science Festival: E=MC Beered. Don't miss the free weekend brewery tours and tasting room, or Tuesday night beer Quizzo. -- 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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    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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    A beautiful, state-of-the-art museum for children, located in historic Memorial Hall. -- The Wall Street Journal via Foursquare
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    Anthony Bourdain visited the Mutter Museum while in town filming The Layover. They tweeted "Anthony Bourdain visited the Mütter for his tv show The Layover and proclaimed "The best gift shop ever." -- Philadelphia Magazine 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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    Go to the McNally's stand in left field, home of Mike Schmidt’s sandwich namesake: The Schmitter. Sliced steak topped with tomatoes, fried onions, layers of cheese, special sauce, and grilled salami. -- ESPN via Foursquare
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    In maybe the most famous cinematic montage, Rocky Balboa completes his training by running the stairs at the Philadelphia Art Museum, preparing him for his battle with Apollo Creed in 1976's "Rocky." -- Movie Mayor 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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