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Live the sporting life in this neighborhood, with easy access to the Ben Franklin Parkway and Fairmount Park. You can enjoy jogging, biking, rowing, skating and more along scenic Kelly Drive and West River Drive. This neighborhood is great for kids, with easy access to the Museums, the Planetarium and the Omniverse Theater.

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The Parkway Museums District, also known as the Art Museum District or simply the The Parkway, is an area of the Center City section of Philadelphia. The area is generally associated with the area along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway from Eakins Oval/Fairmount Hill to Logan Circle/Square. The area sometimes is extended northwest to include sites such as Boathouse Row and Eastern State Penitentiary, and southeast along the Parkway to Love Park and City Hall. The area encompasses parts of several neighborhoods, including Fairmount, Spring Garden, Franklinville and Logan Square.

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The Parkway Museums District includes the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Academy of Natural Sciences, the Rodin Museum, the Franklin Institute, and the main branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia. The Barnes Foundation will be relocating to the Parkway in the future.

Neighborhood Highlights

* A large number of museums and learning centers, including the world famous Philadelphia Museum of Art
* Kelly Drive has running and biking trails along the Schuylkill River
* Year round site for concerts and festivals