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University of Texas at Austin

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Address: Guadalupe and I-35, Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and 26th St., Austin, TX
Phone Number: 512/471-3434
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: Founded in 1883, this university is steeped in history.

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Lovely campus

This is a pretty, easy-to-navigate large campus. The students we encountered seemed happy and polite. We were there in the spring, so the urban wildlife was busy, the trees... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Austin, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

I have visited many college campuses, such as Cornell, Princeton, UT-Berkeley, Stanford, Indiana University Bloomington and UW-Madison. Compared to these campuses, I am not very impressed with UT Austin. The campus is not particularly pretty: no lake, no unique architecture, doesn't have much open space. It is, in short, urban and sort of on the boring side.

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San Diego, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This is a pretty, easy-to-navigate large campus. The students we encountered seemed happy and polite. We were there in the spring, so the urban wildlife was busy, the trees & plants lush and green, and many flowers were blooming. The central fountain and many statues made for a pleasant afternoon reliving student days. The Harry Ransom Center was excellent, but... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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381 reviews 381 reviews
231 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

I took the #1 city bus from downtown to the university to check it out. The tower is much larger in person than what I expected. The historical events behind it are sad but I am glad that I got to see it. There are also many buildings that were intersting designs. The large fountain on the grounds was very... More 

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Greeley, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed walking through the campus and seeing the tower lit up in orange at night. An unexpected pleasure was a scrimage at the football stadium where we were allowed to enter, hear the band play, sit in the stands and be a part of the cheering crowds. The swimming facilities are amazing on campus!

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Sydney NSW Australia
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99 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This campus is lovely. It is very well maintained and an interesting place to wander around. It was interesting to note that the street signs around the campus area were all a burnt orange colour, which was different to the blue street signs around the town. The clock tower is an impressive sight, as is the large football stadium. This... More 

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Connecticut
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Visited the LBJ library, drove by the Texas Longhorns stadium, and parked in a lot nearby and walked the main drag and up to the tower. So pretty with the fountains and nice park like setting.

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Tampa, Florida
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255 helpful votes 255 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I was visiting Austin, and had planned to go up to the top of the tower famous for the 1966 sniper shootings, and at first drove around the campus, and after parking walked to the tower building, seeing several monuments and the main campus. It is a nice place, a little spread out, but if you have the time after... More 

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We had a great tour guide, Jackson, who is the nephew of a friend and should do tours for the University as a job. He tailored our tour for our Son and introduced us to the TACC which blew us away. (Texas Advanced Computing Center) which really opened his eyes to what could be his profession. Justin at the Center... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Campus is a gem. Loved the new canoe statue. We drove thru on the way to the LBJ Library, and also visited the book store.

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Seattle
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104 reviews 104 reviews
36 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Over 100 thousand people can fit into this stadium and the history of Texas Football is amazing! You can park in one of the parking garages nearby and walk over to the stadium!

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