If your last visit to an attraction in Philadelphia was your grade-school field trip, it's time to start rediscovering our lovely city that us locals tend to take for granted (us included). Here are some unique Philadelphia attractions to get you started!
8046 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19136 (map it)
Have you ever seen a twelve inch walking stick or a metallic gold beetle? Now you can! Insectarium is the nation's largest insect museum! There are thousands of live and mounted insects, tons of interactive displays, a movie-room, fun stuff for kids and much more. Visit the Insectarium website >
1020 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147 (map it)
Philadelphia's Magic Gardens is a fully tiled indoor space and a massive outdoor mosaic sculpture garden created by Isaiah Zagar, an award-winning mosaic mural artist whose work can be found on more than 200 public walls throughout the city of Philadelphia and around the world. Visit the Magic Gardens website >
532 N. 7th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123 (map it)
At the Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site visitors can explore the rooms that Poe called home and discover why Poe considered his time in Philadelphia as the most productive years of his short literary career. The site includes the original home (unfurnished) where Poe lived as well as an adjoining home with exhibits. Visit the Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site website >
2027 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130 (map it)
Sure, you can get spooked at the Eastern State Penitentiary during their Halloween haunting, but a visit during a regular day will bring a REAL chill to your spine. This fascinating tour of one of the most famous prisons in the world is a must-have experience. Visit the Eastern State Penitentiary website >
19 S 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (map it)
Skulls, tumors and gallstones , OH MY! The Mütter Museum unveils the mysteries and beauty of the human body with its beautifully preserved collections of anatomical specimens, models, and medical instruments in a nineteenth-century "cabinet museum" setting. The Museum has been featured on countless TV programs and specials and is the subject of two best-selling books. Visit the Mütter Museum website >
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