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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  • Mr. Bill: Happy Halfwit Muffler Man

    Mr. Bill: Happy Halfwit Muffler Man

    Winslow, New Jersey

    With a straw hat and an Alfred E. Newman head. Holds a neon hamburger sign. 2016: Received a touch-up from current owners.

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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.

  • Nitro Girl: Uniroyal SuperGal

    Nitro Girl: Uniroyal SuperGal

    Blackwood, New Jersey

    Ready to fight for truth, justice, and nitrogen-filled tires, Nitro Girl is a unique superhero Uniroyal Gal.

  • 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.

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