Tourists Still Flock to ‘Rocky’ Steps

Tourists Still Flock to ‘Rocky’ Steps

: “With a wide smile and unabashed enthusiasm, Annie Rodriguez climbed the 72nd step of the Philadelphia Art Museum, thrust her hands skyward and jumped up and down.

The only thing missing was the ‘Rocky’ theme song.

The 38-year-old from Quebradillas, Puerto Rico, hadn’t seen the movie in years, but while visiting the city recently she brought her family to the museum for the ‘Rocky Run.’

‘You gotta do it. It’s a must,’ she said after re-enacting the fictional boxer’s triumphant training scene. ‘I was explaining to my mother-in-law that this was the place, that after Rocky was running for so long, he ran up. You get the feeling of ‘I did it. I made it.” “