• Pennsylvania Area Tours


    Phiadelphia Skyline


    Philadelphia Skyscrapers

    Nickname(s): "Philly", "City of Brotherly Love", "The City that Loves you Back", "Cradle of Liberty", "The Quaker City", "The Birthplace of America", "The City of Neighborhoods" Motto: "Philadelphia maneto" ("Let brotherly love endure"). Philadelphia is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the fifth-most-populous city in the US. Skyline: The tallest building is currently the 57-story Comcast Center, which at 975 feet is currently the 14th-tallest building in the US. It was topped out on June 18, 2007. Another famous Philadelphia skyscraper is One Liberty Place, the city's 2nd-tallest building and the 17th-tallest in the US, and was Philly's tallest for 20 years. Philadelphia's history of tall buildings is generally thought to begin with the 1754 addition of the steeple to Christ Church, which was one of America's first high-rises.

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    Philadelphia City Center


    Philadelphia City Center

    Center City Philadelphia includes the central business district and central neighborhoods of the City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. As of 2010, its residential population of over 57,000 made it the third most populous downtown in the United States, after New York City's and Chicago's.

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    Swann Memorial Fountain


    Swann Memorial Fountain

    The Swann Memorial Fountain (also known as the Fountain of the Three Rivers) is a fountain sculpture located in the center of Logan Circle in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. The fountain, by Alexander Stirling Calder designed with architect Wilson Eyre, memorializes Dr. Wilson Cary Swann, founder of the Philadelphia Fountain Society. The Society had been planning a memorial fountain in honor of its late president and founder. After agreeing that the fountain would become city property, the society was granted the site in the center of Logan Circle.

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    Geno's Philly Cheesesteak


    Geno's Philly Steaks

    Geno's Steaks is a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania restaurant specializing in cheesesteaks, founded in 1966 by Joey Vento (1939-2011). Geno's is located in South Philadelphia at the intersection of 9th Street and Passyunk Avenue, directly across the street from rival Pat's King of Steaks, which claims to have invented the steak sandwich in 1933. The cheesesteak has since become a signature dish for the city of Philadelphia.

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    Rocky Statue


    Rocky

    The 72 stone steps before the entrance of the Philadelphia Museum of Art have become known as the "Rocky Steps" as a result of their appearance in the triple-Oscar-winning film Rocky and four of its sequels, Rocky II, III, V and Rocky Balboa, in which the character runs up the steps to the song "Gonna Fly Now". Tourists often mimic Rocky's famous climb, a metaphor for an underdog or an everyman rising to a challenge.[1] A bronze statue of Rocky was briefly situated at the top of the steps for the filming of Rocky III. This statue, now located at the bottom right of the steps, is a popular photo opportunity for visitors. The top of the steps offers a commanding view of Eakins Oval, the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, and Philadelphia City Hall.

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    Philadelphia 30th Street Station


    Philaadelphia 30th Street Station

    30th Street Station is the main railroad station in Philadelphia. It is also a major stop on Amtrak's Northeast and Keystone Corridors. The station is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Its design was influenced by the Northeast Corridor electrification that allowed trains to pass beneath the station without exposing passengers to soot as steam engines of earlier times had. The station opened in 1933, and had a number of innovative features, including a pneumatic tube system, an electronic intercom, and a reinforced roof with space for small aircraft to land. The opening scenes of the 1985 motion picture Witness were filmed inside the station. It is across from the United States Post Office-Main Branch.

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    Philedelphia Museum of Art


    Philadelphia Museum of Art

    The Philadelphia Museum of Art is among the largest art museums in the United States.[1][2] It has collections of more than 227,000 objects that include "world-class holdings of European and American paintings, prints, drawings and decorative arts." The Main Building is visited by more than 800,000 people annually, and is located at the west end of Philadelphia's Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

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    Philadelphia Mint


    Philadelphia Mint

    The Philadelphia Mint was created from the need to establish a national identity and the needs of commerce in the United States. This led the US Founding Fathers to make the establishment of a continental national mint a main priority after the ratification of the Constitution of the United States. The Coinage Act of 1792 became law on April 2. It proclaimed the creation of the United States Mint. Philadelphia at that time was the nation's capital; therefore the first mint facility was built there. The Mint Act also instituted a decimal system based on a dollar unit; specified weights, metallic composition and fineness; and required each United States coin feature "an impression emblematic of liberty".

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