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Boathouse Row

Kelly Dr., E. Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA 19130
+1 215-769-9693
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The best walking and biking route in the city is along the Schuylkill River. The cluster of 15 rowing clubs host a variety of rowing and running events each year.
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  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Kelly Dr., E. Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Fairmount Park
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+1 215-769-9693
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"kelly drive"
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"schuylkill river"
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"art museum"
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"rowing teams"
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"beautiful at night"
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"boat races"
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"fairmount park"
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"lit up at night"
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"water works"
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"lloyd hall"
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"east river"
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"martin luther king"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is very pretty when seen from the roads into Philly itself. Less so close up, although it's nice to walk or cycle along the river. Don't bother with the cafe, very downmarket. And as they're digging up the car park, finding a spot to...More

Thank Gill O
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Reviewed 6 days ago

These houses look very nice, especially in the evening with the lights. You can get a nice view from the bridge of Spring Garden St.

Thank Akos41
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although we only saw it from the back end, you could tell it would have been the best from a boat on the river 🚣🏻‍♂️🛶⛵️

Thank Irishmom4
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Day was hot (90) and a walk in this area, interspersed with air conditioned museums, made for a poerfect day.

Thank Marguerite a
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

In college, I was a coxswain and occasional oarsman. I've rowed on many waterways on the East coast. Simply stated, Boathouse Row on the Schuylkhill stands above all others for location, beauty, quality, and constancy of rowers. Gorgeous in all seasons.

Thank GrandDude2014
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

We saw this at night and it was beautifully lit up. I’m not sure of too much else to do here. I recommend night time visits.

Thank Michelle2560
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

great picnic spot and place to spend time with your self. look out for sunny day and carry some eater along

Thank Suneesh K
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

Great view from the highway. I love seeing it at any time of day but especially lit up at nighttime.

Thank Rachel L
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Reviewed 25 January 2018

I drove by on the highway across the river and the view was beautiful I'm not sure there is to see for long but if you pass it have a look it beautiful at night

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Reviewed 19 November 2017

If you are driving to Philly, and are on the West Kelly Drive, you will see Boathouse Row. At night each boathouse is illluminated with lights reflected in the water too. Beautiful.

Thank Sandra G
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