What is Philadelphia’s cultural scene like?

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Philadelphia may be known for its historical landmarks, but it has a rich and ever-growing cultural and arts scene. The centerpiece of the movement is Broad Street, referred to locally as the Avenue of the Arts. The road is lined with theaters of all sizes, including the city’s showcase Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and the historical Academy of the Arts. It’s also home to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, a venerable institution and museum where greats such as Mary Cassatt and Thomas Eakins honed their skills. Don’t miss the Philadelphia Museum of Art - whose steps were made famous by Sylvester Stallone in Rocky - and the Rodin Museum, where you’ll find the largest collection of Auguste Rodin’s works outside of his native France, including his most famous piece, The Thinker. Stay tuned for another cultural coup: the coming-soon Barnes Foundation, which is building its new home along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

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