Blanche P Levy Park


This green space, ringed by mainly Gothic Revival structures, is dotted with public art including a 1899 bronze of Benjamin Franklin by John Boyle; Split Button, a 1981 work by Claes Oldenburg; and a LOVE sculpture by Robert Indiana.

Follow pedestrian Locust Walk from here through the heart of the U Penn campus to find another sculpture of Franklin, a 1987 bronze by George Lundeen (at the junction with 36th St), and the red painted steel Covenant by Alexander Liberman (at 39th St).

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Philadelphia attractions

2. Arthur Ross Gallery

0.04 MILES

This small visual-arts gallery presents between four and six different shows a year covering a variety of media. On the first Wednesday of each month at…

3. Institute of Contemporary Art

0.16 MILES

Worth a stop if you're in the area, this place usually hosts two exhibits at a time, from retrospectives to themed group shows. An impressive Virgil Marti…

4. Penn Museum


U Penn's magical museum, the largest of its type in the US, contains archaeological treasures from ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Mayan world and more…

6. Slought Foundation

0.56 MILES

Be prepared for some serious artistic and academic theory at this conceptual art gallery, which supports worthy projects that might not otherwise find a…

7. LoLa 38

0.58 MILES

This creative arts project operates out of the old bank building on the small triangle of land at the intersection of Lancaster Ave, Powelton Ave and 38th…

8. Woodlands


This National Historic Landmark is a 54-acre cemetery that was once the country seat of William Hamilton, who hailed from a family of wealthy colonial…