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UER Forum > US: Northeast > Looking to Visit Some Philadelphia Spots (Viewed 423 times)
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Looking to Visit Some Philadelphia Spots
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So I usually do most of my exploring in the Northern Maryland/Southern Pennsylvania area, but as it seems like I'm running out of places I haven't been, I'm trying to expand my traveling distance a bit. That puts Philadelphia in range, and I've already marked some cool spot that I'd love to check out. Problem is, I've been without an exploring partner since last summer, and a lot of these places seem like ones where it's best to have someone watching your back. It'd be awesome to explore with some folks on here in the Philadelphia area, so feel free to drop me a message if anyone is down.

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Re: Looking to Visit Some Philadelphia Spots
< Reply # 1 on 6/29/2018 12:06 AM >
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< Reply # 2 on 6/29/2018 8:52 AM >
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if you go to philly, the schools are incredible




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< Reply # 3 on 7/7/2018 12:44 AM >
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I highly recommend some of the old cemeteries in Philly and the surrounding areas. Although in the summer it's hard to see the angel statues and such, underneath all the growth and vines.




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< Reply # 4 on 8/12/2018 4:27 PM >
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Philly has been on my radar for awhile! Did you make it down? It'd be a big trip for me but looks so worth it.




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I've been up to the Philadelphia suburbs once to scout some places, but no successes yet. I'm still looking for someone to come along and watch my back for some of the bigger, more deathtrap-esque places I've mapped (*cough*powerplants*cough*).




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I've been up to the Philadelphia suburbs once to scout some places, but no successes yet. I'm still looking for someone to come along and watch my back for some of the bigger, more deathtrap-esque places I've mapped (*cough*powerplants*cough*).


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Yeah, unfortunately I missed out on that one long before I got into exploring. There are three others I've got in mind, though.




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< Reply # 8 on 8/13/2018 10:18 PM >
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Yeah, unfortunately I missed out on that one long before I got into exploring. There are three others I've got in mind, though.


The control room alone is worth it.
This was the East Coast flag ship station. No expense was spared. When I said Art Deco, no joke, throughout the whole station. At the wall corners it has rounded tiles, and it's huge.
If you're going by it, it's worth a quick stop; it's gorgeous.
Bare in mind Chester probably still has an active smart cam network. It tagged me in 2004 I think it was.
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< Reply # 9 on 8/21/2018 10:13 PM >
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I'll vouch for Baldran. He's a good guy and awesome explorer!




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This is me - I'm originally from the area, and coming back to town for a few days soon, and realizing I could totally do some exploring with my free time. I'd probably prefer to go with others.




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My advice is going to the naval shipyard on a sunday with bad weather. I don't know if it's still there, but when I went about 6 months ago, the carrier JFK was docked there to be refitted as a museum or something. I could probably have hopped the fence and gone onboard, but I was there for a college conference, so that would have been unwise. There was also a drydock area that was flooded, but the door down into it was open. There were also a few old abandoned warehouses and offices. You should definitely check it out when nobody is there.




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