Franklin Square

Speaking of Benjamin Franklin (and in Philadelphia it seems like we always are), we visited Franklin Square yesterday for some “Square Burgers” and a round of mini golf.

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We’d been avoiding the mini golf at Franklin Square because we were under the impression that it was prohibitively expensive. It’s actually $9 per adult, which isn’t too super offensive.

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The course is super well maintained, and we were already in a good mood from the burgers, so maybe that’s how they get away with the price. No regrets here.

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The course is Philadelphia-themed, with most of the 18 holes representing a specific Philadelphia landmark.

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DH, who takes mini golf most seriously, was very pleased with the difficulty of the course. My overall mini golf strategy is just to hit the ball hard and indiscriminately, so I pretty much enjoy any mini golf course, but this one was super extra cool.

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Each landmark came with a little plaque explaining its significance. Our only quibble came with the plaque for the art museum, which listed Rocky’s famous run and then, as an afterthought, mentioned the world-class art. I love Rocky, I do, but can we all agree that that run was a fictional event? It should not be commemorated as real history.

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Anyway, we literally had fun for the whole family. It was the perfect way to spend a summer evening.

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One response to “Franklin Square

  1. That’s a great park, thanks for sharing

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