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Reviewed on Jan. 28, 2018
Philadelphia Zoo is located in a vibrant area of Philadelphia known for its popular art scene and top museums. The neighborhood is home to 37 hotels and other accommodations, so you can find something that works for your stay.
While you're in town visiting Philadelphia Zoo, you can explore the sights and attractions within just a few miles of the area.
You might want to spend some time browsing the exhibits at Philadelphia Museum of Art, Please Touch Museum, or Academy of Natural Sciences. Explore notable local landmarks like Rittenhouse Square, Liberty Bell Center, and Independence Hall. You can check out the local talent at Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, BB&T Pavilion, and Mann Center for the Performing Arts.
If you want to see more of the surrounding area, you can plan a visit to Drexel University and University of Pennsylvania. You might also stop by Temple University, located 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Philadelphia Zoo, or Reading Terminal Market which is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) away.
With so many choices for transportation, seeing all of the area near Philadelphia Zoo is a breeze. You can walk to nearby metro stations including 52nd St. Station, 56th St. Station, and 46th St. Station. If you'd like to explore more of the area, hop aboard a train from Philadelphia Wynnefield Avenue Station, Philadelphia Bala Station, or Philadelphia Overbrook Station.