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As the largest park in Philadelphia, Fairmount Park is hard to miss. Located just behind the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Fairmount Park stretches for acres overlooking the Schuylkill River. Rain or shine, there is always something to do in Fairmount Park. Walk along Kelly Drive and admire the statues and greenery that surround Boathouse Row. Check out Centennial Hall grounds, which were build to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. Just inside the hall is Philadelphia's Please Touch Museum, which is a great experience for young and the young-at-heart. Tucked away in a corner of the park is Shofuso, the Japanese house in Fairmount Park that offers tea ceremonies, sushi nights, and hosts an annual cheery blossom festival.