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The Rocky Statue and the Rocky Steps

Attractions, Monuments and memorials Ben Franklin Parkway - Kelly Drive
3 out of 5 stars
rocky statue
Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/Douglas Muth

Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars

Gonna Fly Now.” That’s the song written by Bill Conti that everyone hums as they run up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. If you don’t know the Rocky theme, learn it. And maybe get in a few training runs before you sprint up the 72 steps and raise your arms aloft victoriously. Rocky, the movie starring Sylvester Stallone, is still as inspiring as it was when it won the 1977 Academy Award for best picture. At the foot of the steps, off to the north side, is a 10-foot statue of Rocky Balboa created for Rocky III. Don’t be a bum. Snap a selfie with the champ—just be prepared to wait in line for it. 


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