Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Attractions

Unusual landmarks, museums, roadside attractions, and hidden wonders in Philadelphia and the surrounding area. Many tourists visit Philly for its Revolutionary War history or cheesesteaks, but the city also has one of America's oldest prisons (which you can tour) and a bona-fide American saint under glass.

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  • Mutter Museum

    Mutter Museum

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    A fun medical museum of human pathology, but so dignified that you almost forget that you're looking at skulls, conjoined twins, and a giant colon.

  • Insectarium

    Insectarium

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Pet a hissing cockroach and skeeve at a demonstration kitchen, sealed in plexiglass, that's been deliberately infested with roaches.

  • St. John Neumann: Saint In Glass

    St. John Neumann: Saint In Glass

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Bones of an American saint, laid out wearing his pointy bishop miter and robes. Slivers from his coffin are for sale in the gift shop.

  • Grumman Greenhouse

    Grumman Greenhouse

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Why is everyone ignoring the crashed plane outside of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts? Because it's art.

  • Eastern State Penitentiary Tours

    Eastern State Penitentiary Tours

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Old, imposing prison has always been a choice destination for tourists and ghost-hunters.

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