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Rodin Museum, Philadelphia
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Rodin Museum houses the world's second largest collection of famous sculptor Auguste Rodin's works--the largest one outside of Paris. Opened in 1929, it was a gift to the city of Philadelphia from Jules Mastbaum, a movie-theater magnate and an avid collector of Rodin's works. The famous Thinker sits in the museum garden in front of the entrance. Once inside, you can see masterpieces like the Gates of Hell, inspired by Dante's Divine Comedy; the Kiss; the Burghers of Calais; and many others. Take time to view many lesser-known works, as well as prints, studies, castings, drawings, and Rodin's personal items. Make Rodin Museum a centerpiece of your Philadelphia vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Philadelphia trip itinerary maker.
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  • As all particularity, this museum celebrating the great painter and sculptor is well worth a visit. Surely the least of the same Parisian.
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  • While small the museum has some beautiful Sculptures. The staff is very friendly and informed about the pieces. Take your time to really look and study them. Especially the Gates of Hell piece. 
  • after Paris the second largest exhibition... We were about 4 weeks in the exhibition of the Heath Museum and even more beautiful this exhibition was. Great building and great exhibition. in the Philadelphia pass admission included
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  • This is a great museum with a wonderful cloister garden. It is smaller than the one in Parts, though I like the treatment of the "Thinker" and the "Gates of Hell" better in Philly. The inside is well lit and laid out. It isn't a large museum by any stretch, but it is a wonderful hidden gem on the parkway.
  • My favorite thing to do after a visit to Rodin Museum is to stop by Whole Foods and pick-up a sandwich or a made to order Hoagie at Wawa (both stores are about a block from the museum) and have a picnic in the courtyards. There are lots of benches shaded by tall trees in and around the museum for visitors to relax or cool off from the sun.
  • Absolutely lovely. I didn't know what to expect, though I've heard about it for years. It wasn't massive, but we spent a solid 3 hours, and weren't ready to leave before they closed on us. Every piece had so much expression and interpretation to it that it was easy to spend hours here.
  • Delightful surprise on visit to Philadelphia. Easily reached either by walking or taking one of the tour bus companies. Small but very pretty, with a lovely garden.
  • If you go to the Philadelphia Art Museum, you'll get access to the Rodin too. It's only a short walk away and worth the trek. The grounds are beautiful. I spent more time sitting by the pool and smelling the lavender than I did inside. Of course, inside is where you'll find a small room with several notable pieces. I was able to walk around and see everything in under 20 minutes.