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Philadelphia Zoo

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The Barnes Foundation

Philadelphia Zoo and The Barnes Foundation are both highly recommended by experts. Overall, The Barnes Foundation is preferred by most professionals compared to Philadelphia Zoo. The Barnes Foundation ranks #1 in Philadelphia with approval from 10 publications such as Travel + Leisure, Lonely Planet and Condé Nast Traveler.

Philadelphia Zoo and The Barnes Foundation are both highly recommended by experts. Overall, The Barnes Foundation is preferred by most professionals compared to Philadelphia Zoo. The Barnes Foundation ranks #1 in Philadelphia with approval from 10 publications such as Travel + Leisure, Lonely Planet and Condé Nast Traveler.

tripexpert score
83
#14 in Philadelphia
location

3400 West Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19104

endorsements
  • 6 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's

    It's small and well landscaped enough to feel pleasantly intimate, and the naturalistic habitats allow you to get close enough to hear the animals breathe. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 33

    The Philadelphia Zoo, opened in 1874, was the nation's first. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet

    The country's oldest zoo has tigers, pumas, polar bears – you name it – in naturalistic habitats. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 53

    Modeled on a Victorian pleasure garden, the grounds feature paths that ramble past more than 1,700 animals from around the globe. Full Review →

  • 57

    Not For Tourists

    Monkeys are funny. Full Review →

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97
#1 in Philadelphia

2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130

  • 10 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    While the statistics are impressive—81 Renoirs, 69 Cézannes, 59 Matisses, 46 Picassos, 7 Van Goghs, 6 Seurats (and many more)—almost more inspiring is this soaring marble-and-glass museum. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    This world-renown museum is stuffed with some 8,000 largely Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    Exceptionally fine collection of impressionist, post-impressionist and early French modern paintings, including works by Cézanne, Degas, Matisse, Monet, Picasso, Renoir and Van Gogh. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    In a superb contemporary building (Todd Williams and Billie Tsienelle) is the exceptional collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist paintings, including work by Renoir, Cézanne and 60 by Matisse. Full Review →

  • 57

    Not For Tourists

    The collection's controversial move to the city is to your benefit. Go! Full Review →

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