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From touring Independence Hall to seeing the iconic Liberty Bell, visitors will be awed by how much US history is packed into this grand city. Don't miss these 10 must-see Philadelphia attractions.

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Eastern State Penitentiary

Philadelphia's Eastern State Penitentiary first opened in 1829 with an unusual penal premise: reform criminals by keeping them imprisoned in complete isolation -- better-known today as solitary confinement. A number of high-profile criminals were imprisoned here over its 142-year history, including Al Capone, whose well-decorated cell can be seen during a tour of the facility. Eastern State has long been said to be haunted, and a number of television shows, including Ghost Adventures, have explored the paranormal while filming here. Each Halloween, the structure is converted into the famous "Terror Behind the Walls" haunted house.

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