Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Rocky Statue

Sly Stallone as the movie boxer, frozen in bronze with his arms raised in victory. The Art Museum refused to put it at the top of its steps, where Rocky stands in the 1976 film. It's Philly's most popular work of art.
Address:
Kelly Drive, Philadelphia, PA
Directions:
Rocky stands outside the Philadelphia Art Museum, at the corner of Kelly Drive and Art Museum Drive.
Phone:
215-763-8101
Admission:
Free
RA Rates:
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Rocky statue.

Rocky Statue

Busy. Expect a line. Street parking. Beware of the people trying to charge you to take pictures. These are not employees. It is still common practice to ask the person next in line.

[Lindsay Gurley, 08/10/2016]

Rocky statue.

Rocky Statue

Lots of folks running up the stairs (including my family) and bouncing around at the top. That was no big surprise. What was a surprise were all the people waiting in line to get their picture taken with the statue.

[Drumbabe, 06/22/2016]

Rocky statue.

Rocky Statue and Steps

The Art Museum steps are so easy to run up in a Rocky-like fashion. It was no surprise to see a good amount of people doing it while we were there. We saw everyone from tourists to exercisers, to men in business suits doing the Rocky victory fist pump at the top of the stairs. The view towards historic Philly is amazing and a great back drop for you Rocky poses.

The Rocky statue is down the stairs and towards your immediate left. Beautiful area for picture taking.

[Danielle, 10/14/2011]
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