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Philadelphia, City of Brotherly Love

A June 2002 trip to Philadelphia by Stasi

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Quote: Philadelphia is the second largest city on the East Coast. We love to spend weekends in Philadelphia, there is always something fun going on. This last trip we visited the Philly Zoo and Dave and Busters.

Philadelphia, City of Brotherly Love

Overview

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Philadelphia is one of the oldest cities in the US. Philadelphia was founded by William Penn in 1682 and laid out in a simple grid pattern that included wide streets and five public squares. The historic section is beautiful. You can take a trolley drive through the city's neighborhoods revealing Philadelphia's rich heritage. A more modern attraction is the Philadelphia Zoo. The Zoo is always hopping with excitement, check out the new exhibits, special events and exotic animals. Make sure you stop for a delicious Philly cheesesteak, you can find them on every corner. Stop and visit the Franklin Institute, a science and technology museum.Quick Tips: Make sure to check o...Read More

Dave & Buster's

Attraction | "Dave & Buster's"

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D& B's offers several bars, pool tables, virtual reality, and arcade games.

You can enjoy great food served in a casual, yet elegant setting.

When you arrive get a D&B Power Card. The games do not take quarters, instead you insert your power card. There are several power stations where you can add money to the card.

We went on a Friday night and by the time we arrived it there was a cover and you had to be 21 to enter.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 5, 2002

Dave & Buster's
325 N Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106
(215) 413-1951

Philadelphia Zoo

Attraction

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The Zoo is hopping with excitement.

There are several special exhibits this summer. Naga, the largest Komodo dragon in North America, is visiting from the Cincinnati Zoo. He is a monstrous 9½ feet long and weighs more than 200 pounds!

The Wallaby Walkabout features nearly twenty wallabies in a barrier-free habitat where guests can mingle side-by-side with these playful marsupials.

We were able to see all the animals and exhibits in 4 hours. We did not have children with us, so I'd allow more time if visiting the zoo with children.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 5, 2002

Philadelphia Zoo
3400 West Girard Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
(215) 243-1100