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University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

(4.6/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web)
Tour University of Pennsylvania to see the largest of the Ivy League universities and arguably the oldest university in the United States. The school combines an intimate charm with plenty of opportunities for exploring. Founded by Benjamin Franklin, the campus boasts one of the world's best archaeology museums--a testament to its leadership in that field in the 19th and 20th centuries. Catch a football or basketball game if the season's right, tour the auditorium to see its incredible interior design, take in the campus architecture, or stop at the performing arts venue. Though in the heart of the city, the university retains a countryside feel, with many walking trails and a botanical garden. All the same, the urban setting offers convenient proximity to transportation and restaurants. See University of Pennsylvania and all Philadelphia has to offer by arranging your trip with our Philadelphia trip itinerary maker.
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  • Except for the old historic part of campus, which is now just a small part of this gargantuan monolith -- faceless building after faceless building owned by Penn now dominates the sprawl here -- it's ...  more »
  • I wanted to explore the campus more slowly. There are many libraries including excellent facilities. Over time about half a day, you can explore.
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  • Penn is a great Ivy League university and it is well worthwhile to spend an hour on campus. We recommend the Mutter Museum and the Archaeology and Anthropology Museum. 
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  • Great university in the heart of Philadelphia. My daughter went there for undergraduate studies and we used to go there all the time to visit her! Lovely campus but I wouldn't venture out beyond in the night time!
  • What a fucked up kkk carrying bunch of cocksplats
  • My experience was great thank you google
  • Great location. Very safe as long as you don't go into the 40s streets.
  • Nice campus. Good facilities cool area of town