“Every Champion was once a contender who refused to give up.” – Rocky
Pictured: The top of the 72 stone steps that lead to the entrance of the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia.
The Rocky Steps – Philadelphia, PA
The 72 stone steps before the entrance of the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, have become known as the “Rocky Steps” as a result of their appearance in the triple-Oscar-winning film Rocky and four of its sequels, Rocky II, III, V and Rocky Balboa, in which the eponymous character runs up the steps to the song “Gonna Fly Now“. Tourists often mimic Rocky’s famous climb, a metaphor for an underdog or an everyman rising to a challenge.A bronze statue of Rocky was briefly situated at the top of the steps for the filming of Rocky III. This statue, now located at the bottom right of the steps, is a popular photo opportunity for visitors.
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130