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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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Kelly Dr., E. Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Fairmount Park
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+1 215-769-9693
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"bike ride"
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"beautiful at night"
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"boat races"
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"beautiful sight"
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"fairmount park"
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"water works"
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"philadelphia landmark"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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

1  Thank Jacob2333
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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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Reviewed 25 October 2017

We usually go to the park and rent bikes to ride around the entire park. It was inexpensive and a great way to spend time with family. they also have a cafe with pastries and coffee etc...You will pass by Boathouse row which is great...More

Thank Vicki G
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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

The boathouse is a fun place to go if you are a rower but if you just want a place to relax and enjoy the scenery go to the boat. It has a great restaurant for a light lunch, but if you really want to...More

1  Thank Greenjjeanpa
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

This is one of Philadelphia's best attractions to see by night. It's even more beautiful in the Fall.

1  Thank Sheila W
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Someone told me to check out Boathouse Row on my way into Philly, and i'm so glad he did. The homes are beautiful! And it's a lovely area. It's a short stretch. There are probably only a dozen or so. We pulled over briefly to...More

Thank Andrea B
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