One Liberty Observation Deck ~ Viewing Philly from the Top

Posted on: December 6th, 2016by
This post was sponsored by One Liberty Observation Deck who provided us with passes. We appreciate their support of Jersey Family Fun that allows us to share with families family-friendly destinations we think your family may enjoy.

 

One Liberty Observation Deck

 

Living so close to Philly we are always looking for new ways to explore the town. One Liberty Place, which has always been a  familiar shopping area, now has an observation deck on the 57th floor with 360° views of Philadelphia and beyond. As the tallest standing attraction within Philadelphia, One Liberty Observation Deck presents a new view of Philly From The Top.

 

Upon arriving at One Liberty Place, we followed the signs to the escalator that would lead us to the observation deck. The One Liberty Observation Deck ticket booth is in sight of a large pair of shoes representing Ben Franklin, and as we walked to the elevator, we walked around the shoes and through a room with paintings of Ben Franklin and the sounds of a storm like the one in which he flew a kite.

 

The express elevator to the 57th floor is a 75 second ride to the top where a drone video of Philly sets the stage for the One Liberty Observation Deck experience. Although we are familiar with many parts of Philadelphia, there were still some unfamiliar scenes in the video. One we arrived at our destination and exited the elevator, we were met by the head of Ben Franklin.

 

One Liberty Observation Deck

 

The 57th floor is full of windows and views. You can get close to the windows and look straight down at the miniature cars and trucks on the streets below, or look straight out toward the horizon and see areas beyond downtown Philadelphia. Even on a cloudy day, as it was when we were there, the views from One Liberty Observation Deck were still amazing.

 

We searched for areas we had just been visiting and then looked out for other familiar landmarks. We looked down on William Penn at City Hall, which used to be the tallest structure in town until One Liberty Place was built, and saw the Ben Franklin Bridge over the Delaware River. My son enjoyed seeing the roofs of different buildings, how some had parking lots on them, others pools, and others had gardens or sitting areas. There are several interactive maps that can help you pinpoint landmarks and orient yourself to the city.

 

If you are looking for a different perspective of Philadelphia, One Liberty Observation Deck is it. At the top, besides the views, there are also paintings on the walls, guidebooks and maps to browse, and unique sitting areas to enjoy the views while listening to stories about Philadelphia history from familiar Philadelphia voices.

 

One Liberty Observation Deck

 

One Liberty Observation Deck is located at 1650 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19139. Tickets can be purchased online in advance or at the door. Admission is timed and a limited number of people can be in the elevator and at the top at the same time. You can purchase tickets here before you go. One Liberty Observation Deck is open 365 days a year from 10 am to 10 pm.

 

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This post was sponsored by One Liberty Observation Deck  who provided us with passes. We appreciate their support of Jersey Family Fun that allows us to share with families family-friendly destinations we think your family may enjoy.

 

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