Ride the Ducks! - Philadelphia, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
N 39° 57.138 W 075° 09.020
18S E 487158 N 4422473
Quick Description: This is the best way to see historic Phila. Simply go inside the N 6th St. entrance & enter the Independence Visitor Center, turn to the left and you will see the green & blue kiosk with all the information & sign in information to start your tour.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 7/12/2009 11:03:36 PM
Waymark Code: WM6RC6
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Mark1962
Views: 8

Long Description:

The posted coordinates are for both the entrance to the Independence Visitor Center and the starting point for "Ride the Ducks". You will get into a vehicle, which will drive a few blocks to the river's edge. From this point, the driver leaves and the captain takes charge. The vehicle magically turns into a boat!

From the "Ride the Ducks" website:
"Experience Philadelphia sightseeing fun from a duck's eye view on Philadelphia's original duck tour. Travel on land and water in one amazing vehicle. Tour historic Philadelphia and SPLASH into the Delaware River at Penn's Landing. Ride The Ducks is the fun thing to do in Philadelphia and it's the best Philly sightseeing tour."

The actual vehicle is based on the famous WWII DUKW amphibious design (see post-war use). Today, the company builds its vehicles from the ground up to incorporate advances in marine design and safety.

Go to this SITE and click on attractions near the top, it is a little tab. Next, click on attractions and then click search. Scroll down and you will find the link for "Ride the Ducks".

This is the OFFICIAL Philadelphia LINK for "Ride the Ducks"

You will get to see all of this:
Independence Hall
The Liberty Bell
Philadelphia Mint
Betsy Ross' House
Ben Franklin's Grave
Philly's Vietnam War Memorial
Society Hill
South Street

We also saw the Independence Seaport Museum, Penn's Landing, Tall Ships and so much more I cannot remember! Although we were only on it for about 45 minutes, it can be as long as 70-80 minutes. Our tour was cut short as our group arrived late.

Max quantity: 8
Adult (13+) $25.00
Child (3-12) $15.00

Daily, 9 AM April 1 through November 30
(Ending time changes depending on booking, but, never near dusk)


Price of Admission: 15.00 (listed in local currency)

Weekday Hours: From: 9:00 AM To: 5:00 PM

Weekend Hours: From: 9:00 AM To: 5:00 PM

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