Philadelphia Museum of Art 3.7 rating


The Philadelphia Museum of Art houses one of the largest collections of art in the USA, with its collection of 227,000 objects spanning Renaissance paintings, Asian and medieval art from the 3rd millenium BCE, Impressionist and Modern paintings, and furniture. Highlights of the collection are many, they include Van Gogh's Vase with Twelve Sunflowers, Monet's Poplars as well as his Japanese Bridge and Water Lilies, Rubens' Prometheus Bound, and Turner's The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons.

Well identified in popular culture from its facade for the 72 stone steps seen in the movies Rocky I, II, III, V and Balboa, there is a statue of Rocky at the bottom of the steps which is popular spot for selfies. Located on a hill overlooking the Schuylkill River at the end of The Ben Franklin Parkway, you can get great views towards City Hall from the top of the Rocky steps.

About Philadelphia Museum of Art

 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA, United States

 +1 215-763-8100

Philadelphia Museum of Art and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
Philadelphia Chinatown

Philadelphia Chinatown(2.4 km)
East of Broad St, 'East meets West'.

Reading Terminal Market

Reading Terminal Market(2.3 km)
The Reading Terminal Market is a covered public market where many of Pennsylvania's Amish merchants sell their goods.

Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary(0.8 km)
The Eastern State Penitentiary is a National Historic Landmark that was formerly a famous prison but stands in ruin today.

Philadelphia Zoo

Philadelphia Zoo(1.5 km)
The Philadelphia Zoo is a cool place for kids, with wildlife such as tigers and orangutans, fun camel and pony rides, bird safari, and Victorian-era train.

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts(1.9 km)
The 200 year old Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is the oldest art museum and school in the US, with an impressive roster of alumni that includes some of the best-known names in American art such as Jack Delano and Bo Bartlett.

Academy of Natural Sciences

Academy of Natural Sciences(1.3 km)
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University has a natural history museum, exhibiting a 42-feet long Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton and other Mesozoic creatures in the Dinosaur Hall, butterflies from South America, Africa and Asia in the Butterflies! tropical Garden, Dioramas of Asian, African and American wildlife, and an interesting collection in Marveling at Mollusks.

The Franklin Institute Science Museum

The Franklin Institute Science Museum(1 km)
The Franklin Institute Science Museum displays some good exhibits for kids, including a Gengis Khan section, a multimedia exhibit on Benjamin Franklin, and scientific artifacts such as the Wright Brothers' original drawings, a giant-sized human heart, and a pre-electronic mechanical robot.

Rodin Museum

Rodin Museum(0.7 km)
The Rodin Museum in Philadelphia displays the largest collection of Rodin's work outside of Paris, with over 140 bronzes, marbles and plasters in a beautiful Beaux-Arts building.

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