University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

4.5
Tour University of Pennsylvania to see the largest of the Ivy League universities and arguably the oldest university in the United States. The school combines an intimate charm with plenty of opportunities for exploring. Founded by Benjamin Franklin, the campus boasts one of the world's best archaeology museums--a testament to its leadership in that field in the 19th and 20th centuries. Catch a football or basketball game if the season's right, tour the auditorium to see its incredible interior design, take in the campus architecture, or stop at the performing arts venue. Though in the heart of the city, the university retains a countryside feel, with many walking trails and a botanical garden. All the same, the urban setting offers convenient proximity to transportation and restaurants. Plan your visit to University of Pennsylvania and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Philadelphia trip planner .
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  • We recently visited Philly and were unsure if we'd add a visit/walk around UPenn to our list, but we are so glad we did! It's really easy to get here from the city center (we walked) and strolling thr...  more »
  • Upenn has a wonderful campus with great buildings and wonderful restaurants. The Palestra is a wonderful building to watch a basketball game.  more »
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  • The university grounds including Locust walk and the superblock can really be beautiful in the spring, summer and fall. Lots of new restaurants are always opening so there's always a variety of different foods. Also, many buildings are historical and the architecture is absolutely gorgeous.
  • The best university of the world, especially the Wharton School. Penn is better than Harvard in numerous aspects, as Penn continues addressing the contents while Harvard has gradually become more of a hollow symbol.

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