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Love Park, Philadelphia

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#4 of 17 in Parks in Philadelphia
Experience the City of Brotherly Love's central plaza, Love Park, nicknamed for its famous sculpture. This park, which is officially known as John F. Kennedy Plaza, is most recognized as the site of Robert Indiana's iconic Love statue. The park was built in 1965, but Indiana's sculpture was added in 1976 in celebration of the United States' bicentennial. It became a permanent fixture of the park in 1978 and has since become a symbol of the city. The park sits near City Hall and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, among other tourist attractions. Take time to walk through the city center, take a photo with the Love sculpture, and pass by the Love Fountain, which is dyed various colors throughout the year to commemorate different events. Make Love Park a centerpiece of your Philadelphia vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Philadelphia trip builder.
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  • July 19, 2017
    We were so disappointed to find the Love statue is not currently on display. It's being refurbished. I had read on TA that you could still see it at City Hall, but this is not the case. Maybe we'll ge...  more »
  • July 15, 2017
    This is an outdoor park and it is currently being renovated. It is not able to be visited at this time. LOVE statue has been removed due to renovations.  more »
  • July 2, 2017
    This is a great place to take a photo, but it's a pretty small area. It was also pretty crowded when i came through. I hear it is currently under construction, so the iconic sign may no longer be ther...  more »
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  • April 4, 2017
    we will miss you love park R.I.P
  • January 5, 2017
    Currently closed for renovation. Find the sign diagonally across at Dilworth Park (right by the City Hall).
  • April 8, 2016
    So touristy but a definite must go in Philadelphia. Great sign for people to take your picture. Just use caution who you ask to take your photo as there have been instances of people running off with the camera.
  • April 8, 2016
    Going to Love Park, Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19102 was nice on a walk around center city Philly. Quite a few locals trying to ask you to pay them to take your photo with your camera. Not ideal if you ask me I declined.
  • April 15, 2016
    Quite touristy, but touristy for a reason. A must for any visitors to Philadelphia.

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