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Philadelphia (also known as Philly), Pennsylvania’s largest city, is notable for its rich history. Consequently, the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and other American Revolutionary sites are on display. Also iconic are the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, immortalized by Sylvester Stallone’s triumphant run in the movie “Rocky.” The city is known for it’s public art and murals as well.
In addition, Philly has a variety of museums. The city’s major science museums especially include the Franklin Institute,; the Academy of Natural Sciences; the Mütter Museum; and the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Also, some history museums include the National Constitution Center, the Museum of the American Revolution, and the Eastern State Penitentiary. It is home to the United States’ first zoo and hospital, as well as Fairmount Park.
Notably, you can have fun at annual events in the city, which include film festivals and parades, the most famous being the Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Mummers Parade on New Year’s Day.
Not to mention, you can experience many restaurants and theaters in The Avenue of the Arts in Center City which has a vibrant night life. Particularly, it is home of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Academy of Music, Opera Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Ballet.
Popularly, the city is known for its hoagies, stromboli, scrapple, soft pretzels, water ice, Irish potato candy, Tastykakes, and the Philly Cheesesteak. Of course, the Philly area has many restaurants, taverns, delicatessens and pizza shops to enjoy.
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