Philadelphia is an wonderful city to visit. It is rich in history, has incredible architecture, and there are many things to see and do. There are more sites to see and things to do (http://www.prlog.org/11996370-green-smoke-coupon-code-latest-working-coupons.html) than I can possibly list on this page but I am going to outline some of the sites I feel are places you just can't miss if you are visiting Philadelphia. I was out there about two years ago thanks to a hotels.com discount code and some frequent flyer miles and I had a wonderful time.
Philadelphia Museum of Art
The Philadelphia Museum of Art rests at the end of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway (http://www.prlog.org/11996528-sittercity-promo-code-25-off-coupon.html) and overlooks the Schuylkill. The building was constructed in the 1920s and is reminiscent of ancient Greek architecture. Inside the building are incredible works of art that date from the Middle Ages up until modern times.
The museum is laid out in a way that organizes the various pieces according to their historic time period. The museum also has special exhibitions on a regular basis. The special exhibitions (http://www.prlog.org/11996509-checks-unlimited-offer-code-50-off-coupon.html) require a separate fee in addition to the regular ticket price but the exhibits are often worth every penny.
Independence National Historic Park
Independence National Historical Park preserves several sites that are associated with the American Revolution and the history (http://www.prlog.org/11998277-tigerdirect-coupon-code-20-off.html) of the founding of this nation. It is a 55 acre park that covers much of the downtown historic district. This park has the nickname of America's most historic square-mile because of the sheer number of landmarks and historic sites.
In the center of the park is Independence Hall where historic documents like the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence were discussed, debated and adopted. Independence Hall was the meeting place of the Second Continental Congress from 1775 to 1783. Across the street from Independence Hall is the Liberty Bell which is an icon of American independence.
Academy of Natural Sciences
2012 marks the bicentennial of the Academy of Natural Sciences. It is the oldest institution of its kind in the Americas. One of the first things you'll see when you walk in the front doors (http://www.prlog.org/11996524-lifelock-promo-code-20-off-coupon.html) is a 42 foot tall Tyrannosaurus rex. This building is also home to 37 other detailed animal dioramas that date back to the 1920s and 30s.
The Philadelphia is a wonderful place to take the kids. You will be able to see animals like African lions, giraffes, polar bears, penguins, and many others. This zoo has been home to a Galapagos tortoise named Mommy (http://www.prlog.org/11996518-bh-cosmetics-coupon-codes-save-30.html) for 75 years. The animals in the zoo are fed on a half-hour feeding schedule that allows you to go from one exhibit to the other and watch the different animals at feeding time.
There are so many other wonderful places and great things to do in Philadelphia. There are many more historical sites than I could possibly list on this page, there is a vibrant and exciting nightlife, world-class restaurants and entertainment and much more.