King of Prussia is a small town situated about 20 miles northwest of Philadelphia. The town was once known as Reeseville, then later got its name King of Prussia in the 18th century. Today, this community is widely visited by tourists and residents of surrounding towns for its many upscale shopping and dining options. For instance, the King of Prussia mall has hundreds of stores and more than 40 eateries. Also, the famed Brazilian steakhouse, Fogo de Chao has a location here. Besides shopping and eating, there are historical and recreational activities to be enjoyed.
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1.King of Prussia Mall
King of Prussia Mall is one of the largest shopping malls in America. And by leasable square feet, it is the largest mall. With over 2.6 million square feet of space, the mall accommodates large sized anchor retailers such as Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Macy's, Lord & Taylor, and Dick's Sporting Goods. Besides shopping options, the mall features four food courts with more than 40 casual and fine-dining restaurants. There’s also a United Artists Theatres and an iFLY indoor skydiving center. The King of Prussia Mall is a short distance from Philadelphia, making it a popular tourist destination for visitors of the Greater Philadelphia area.
160 N Gulph Rd, King of Prussia, PA 19406, Phone: 610-265-5794
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© Justice Bell
Justice Bell was a highly revered symbol of women’s suffrage in America during the late 1910s. It’s also a replication of the infamous Liberty Bell. In 1915, Justice Bell traveled over 5,000-miles on a tour throughout the United States, to raise awareness about the women’s right to vote. The bell sat on the bed of a truck with the tongue, or clapper chained to the side of it. The silencing of the clapper was a symbolic representation of the suppression of women’s voices. Today, this iconic bell permanently resides in the Washington Memorial Chapel.
Valley Forge Ctr, King of Prussia, PA 19406
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3.Valley Forge Casino
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Valley Forge Casino Resort opened its doors on March 31, 2012, to become the 11th casino in Pennsylvania. The casino features approximately 600 slot machines and several dozen table games, such as blackjack, roulette, craps, and more. Valley Forge Casino also has a FanDuel Sportsbook, which offers gamblers the opportunity to bet on sporting events and games. Guests can stay overnight at one of the two hotels on-site, which include The Casino Tower and the Radisson Hotel. Both of which are attached to the casino’s property. The resort also has a fitness center, spa, two shops and offers free valet parking.
1160 1st Ave, King of Prussia, PA 19406, Phone: 610-354-8118
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4.The Gravity Vault
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The Gravity Vault is a facility that offers rock climbing to its members and guests. It was founded by business partners, Lucas Kovalcik, and Tim Walsh. This indoor rock gym features more than 14,000 square feet of climbing space, a bouldering area, dozens of rope stations, foot climbing walls and more. Members and guests receive encouragement from the staff to have fun, learn, and enjoy the climb. All experience levels, from beginner to advanced, are welcome at the Gravity Vault. The gym offers memberships, day passes, private sessions, and group classes. Additionally, guests can make a reservation to host a party or event here.
175 King of Prussia Rd, Radnor, PA 19087, Phone: 610-756-2529
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5.Sur La Table
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Sur La Table is a chain retail store that sells a large selection of upscale cookware and dinnerware. The selection includes items such as cutlery, cooking utensils, bakeware, and kitchen electrics. Sur La Table stores have friendly and knowledgable staff members to answer questions and recommend products to fit each customer’s need. More than 50 Sur La Table locations have instructional kitchens, where hands-on cooking classes are taught. With this many kitchens, they are considered one of the largest avocational cooking programs in the United States. And finally, these cooking classes can be designed to accommodate any type of cook, from beginner to advanced.
690 W Dekalb Pike Suite 2068, King of Prussia, PA 19406, Phone: 484-612-0040
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6.Fogo de Chao
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Fogo de Chao is an upscale Brazilian steakhouse with locations all over the world. They began their humble roots inside a small wooden restaurant in Porto Alegre, Southern Brazil. The founders learned and perfected the traditional, fire-roasted method of cooking churrasco, which became the backbone of their restaurant. Today, Fogo de Chao specializes in all-you-can-eat dining, where the waiters carve and serve a variety of Brazilian cooked meats tableside. The restaurant also features a large salad bar stocked with lots of seasonal produce. Other items on the menu include appetizers and tapas. Lastly, there is a cocktail and wine menu with several options listed.
155 Main Street Building L, King of Prussia, PA 19406, Phone: 484-965-9655
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7.Grand Lux Cafe
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The founders who created Grand Lux Cafe were the same people who opened The Cheesecake Factory. They opened their first Grand Lux Cafe at the Venetian Resort in Las Vegas. Inspiration for the cafe came from the culture of European cafes, such as Italian trattorias, French bakeries, and Vienna pastry shops. With this inspiration, an international menu was born. For example, their menu includes dishes like Asian short rib tacos, empanadas, pot roast cheese fries, and housemade hummus. Although Grand Lux Cafe is an upscale eatery with decadent decor, the dining atmosphere is still very casual.
160 N Gulph Rd #2395, King of Prussia, PA 19406, Phone: 610-768-1620
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