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I CAN’T stop reading low star Yelp reviews of Philly tourist spots
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I CAN’T stop reading low star Yelp reviews of Philly tourist spots

One of my co-workers sent along this Mother Jones’ article, “I Can’t Stop Reading One-Star Yelp Reviews of National Parks“. (Sidenote: I recently started a consulting gig at a local sustainability organization but am still actively growing Green Philly Company.) 

So I decided to dig and see what local (sustainable) Philly gems also had one star reviews. I found a few interesting things: The best comments were usually around 2-3 stars, but they still had similar comments in integrity to the national parks 1-star. (I suppose Philly people rate their attractions higher? Perhaps it’s our inferiority complex.)

Here are the highlights of Yelp.

5 Best low-star Yelp Reviews for PHilly Tourist Spots

1. Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens – Isaiah Zagar

Philadelphia Magic Gardens one-star review

philadelphia magic gardens one star yelp review

Honorable mention, two stars:

“Keep in mind that this review is written from the perspective of someone who does not frequent places like art museums to people who don’t love arts. That said…

Your friends will tell you about Magic Gardens and how it’s an amazing experience. Eventually convince you drag your feet over to South Street and pay $7. I’m here to tell you that if you don’t appreciate abstract arts and don’t enjoy spending time staring at something you could just as easily see online, don’t go”

Um, you know that appreciating art is part of what makes the visit worthwhile. Right?

2. Shofuso Japanese House & Garden

Shofuso Japanese Garden Yelp Review

Shofuso one star yelp review philadelphia

People understand the point is to see the gardens, amiright?! 

3. Washington Square Park

“Eh. This place is OK.”

Washington Sq Park on yelp

Washington sq park yelp review

washington sq park yelp review

4. Fairmount Park

“If not for the obnoxious bikers.”

fairmount-park

fairmount park bikers yelp

5. Schuylkill River Dog Run

“If you live in walking distance, it would be great.” (Isn’t that the point?!?)

Schulykill River Dog Park

schulykill river dog park yelp ratings

Readers, what are your favorite Yelp reviews? Share them in the comments.

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Julie Hancher
Julie Hancher is Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly, sharing her expertise of all things sustainable in the city of brotherly love. She enjoys long walks in the park with local beer and greening her travels, cooking & cat, Sir Floofus Drake. View all posts by Julie Hancher

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