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The Best Places to Catch Pokemon in Philly: A Beginner's Guide

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The Pokemon Go craze is in full force and shows no signs of slowing down, including in Philly. The game has encouraged Philadelphians to explore their city, thanks to the game's method of designating city landmarks as "gyms" (where you can battle against other Pokemon Go players). It should come as no surprise that Philly is full of places to catch 'em all. (Even a local guy has advertised himself as the Uber of Pokemon Go in Philly.)

If you're just jumping on the Pokemon Go bandwagon, consider this map your starting point. Here, Curbed Philly has marked many of the best places in the city to catch a rare Pokemon. Obvious spots: Rittenhouse Square and City Hall. Hidden gems: Various SEPTA stations and the Wissahickon. (Still completely lost? Here's a super helpful primer on the game.)

Got another sweet spot? Leave a comment or hit the tipline. Otherwise, go forth and please play responsibly.

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1. Independence National Historical Park

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143 S 3rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 965-2305
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2. Rittenhouse Square

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on Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

3. Race Street Pier

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N. Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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4. Penn's Landing

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S Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA

#teamvalor at Penn's Landing

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5. Spruce Street Harbor Park

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301 S Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19106

6. Philadelphia Museum of Art

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2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 763-8100
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7. Benjamin Franklin Parkway

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Within 2 minutes of each other. 21st and the parkway. #gottacatchemall

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8. University of Pennsylvania

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3659 Spruce St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 898-4618
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I mean, where else would Pidgey hang out? #PokemonGO

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9. The Woodlands

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4000 Woodland Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 386-2181
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Caught an Eevee in the cemetery. lmao #pokemon #stillachild #philadelphia

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10. Clark Park

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4503 Kingsessing Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19143
(215) 685-0750

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11. Dilworth Park

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1 Penn Sq
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 440-5500
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12. IKEA South Philly

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2206 S Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 551-4532
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13. Fairmount Park

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4321 N Concourse St.
Philadelphia, PA 19131

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14. Wissahickon Valley Park

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300 W Northwestern Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19118
(215) 685-9285

15. South Street

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1. Independence National Historical Park

143 S 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
143 S 3rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

2. Rittenhouse Square

on Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
on Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

3. Race Street Pier

N. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19106

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N. Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19106

4. Penn's Landing

S Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA

#teamvalor at Penn's Landing

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S Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA

5. Spruce Street Harbor Park

301 S Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106
301 S Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19106

6. Philadelphia Museum of Art

2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130
2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA 19130

7. Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Philadelphia, PA

Within 2 minutes of each other. 21st and the parkway. #gottacatchemall

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8. University of Pennsylvania

3659 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

I mean, where else would Pidgey hang out? #PokemonGO

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3659 Spruce St
Philadelphia, PA 19104

9. The Woodlands

4000 Woodland Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Caught an Eevee in the cemetery. lmao #pokemon #stillachild #philadelphia

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4000 Woodland Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19104

10. Clark Park

4503 Kingsessing Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143

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4503 Kingsessing Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19143

11. Dilworth Park

1 Penn Sq, Philadelphia, PA 19102
1 Penn Sq
Philadelphia, PA 19102

12. IKEA South Philly

2206 S Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19148

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2206 S Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19148

13. Fairmount Park

4321 N Concourse St., Philadelphia, PA 19131

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4321 N Concourse St.
Philadelphia, PA 19131

14. Wissahickon Valley Park

300 W Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118
300 W Northwestern Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19118

15. South Street

Philadelphia, PA 19147