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Philadelphia Travel Guide

Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Alive with colorful flowers, flags, and fountains, the Benjamin Franklin Parkway stretches northwest from John F. Kennedy Plaza to the Kelly (East) and West River drives. This 250-foot-wide boulevard is crowned by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, as well as where the Barnes Foundation has built its new home.

French architects Jacques Greber and Paul Cret designed the parkway in

the 1920s. Today a distinguished assemblage of museums, institutions, hotels, and apartment buildings line the street, competing with each other in grandeur.

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