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The Rocky Statue and the Rocky Steps

Two of the most famous tourist attractions in Philadelphia...

Visiting the statue, running up the steps and taking a picture at the top is a must on any first visit to Philly. Photo by Visit Philadelphia

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  • 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway at Kelly Drive
    Philadelphia, PA 19130
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Overview

The Rocky Statue and the “Rocky Steps” are undeniably two of the most popular attractions in Philadelphia.

A near-constant flow of people arrive daily at the bottom of the stairs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art to snap a picture with the Rocky statue, originally created for a scene in Rocky III and now a real-life monument to a celluloid hero who endures as a favorite fictional son of the City of Brotherly Love.

Visitors then often hustle up the museum’s grand stairway to try their hand at the famous two-arms-raised salute — all while soaking up picture-perfect views of the Philadelphia skyline.

In short, visiting the statue, running up the steps and taking a picture at the top is a must on any first visit to Philadelphia. Consider it a rite of passage. Here’s how to do it.

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