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Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Iconic and renowned museums line Philadelphia’s cultural thoroughfare, the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Anchored by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the mile-long stretch also boasts plentiful green space and public art and hosts some notable city events, such as the Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Philadelphia Science Festival. The grand boulevard, planned by Paul Philippe Cret and designed by landscape architect Jacques Greber, was modeled after Paris’ Champs-Élysées.

Credit: Photo by B. Krist for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Arts & Culture, Ben Franklin, Icons, Museums & Attractions, Skylines

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