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Eakins Oval

Eakins Oval
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Type of Attraction
Buildings & Monuments, City Parks & Gardens
Neighborhood
West
Interests That Apply
History, Art, Outdoors
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Price: Free
Is there parking?: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Water/Drinks: NOT available at this attraction or nearby.
Eating: This is NOT a good place to get a meal or snack.
Restrooms: Not Available
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Eakins Oval

Traffic Circle with Statues and Fountains


Off The Beaten Path

Address:
Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Description

Eakins Oval, with its centerpiece equestrian statue of President George Washington, is within a traffic circle just opposite the grand entrance and stairway to the Museum of Art. This small plaza was named after famous Philadelphia artist Thomas Eakins (1844-1916). The centerpiece also includes fountains and mythical-like statues with an assortment of wild animal sculptures representing four of the country's major rivers: the Mississippi, Hudson, Delaware, and Potomac.



Times & Dates

Open Hours: 24 hrs
Visit Time: 30min-1hr
Average Wait Time: None
Price: Free

Exposure

Outdoor with little or no covering.

Age Recommendations/Requirements

Ages Admitted: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Ages that would most enjoy this attraction: Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Families, Friends, Groups, Solo Travelers

Transportation

Nearest Train or Bus: 30th Street Station
Best Modes of Transportation: Automobile/Car Bus Subway Train
Notes: Bus: 38, Philly Phlash
Parking Availability: Yes
Notes: There is public parking nearby.


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