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University of Texas at Austin

Guadalupe and I-35, Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and 26th St., Austin, TX (University of Texas)
512/471-3434
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Ranked #18 of 182 attractions in Austin
Type: Educational Sites
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: Founded in 1883, this university is steeped in history.
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San Francisco, California
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99 reviews 99 reviews
27 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We needed a place to go with AC as the weather was 100 and we had three kids. The entrance fees are quite reasonable and since we were paying for a large family that was good. But one has to park underground and that is about $6-9 depending on how long one stays. The museum was good but probably not... More

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Manila
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Campus is conveniently situated in a nice area within the city. My daughter was instantly attracted to the university. We were glad to have visited the Catholic Center for Sunday mass.

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Dallas, Texas
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63 reviews 63 reviews
13 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Recently visited the campus. As an alumni, try to drop by and check in on things from time to time. The school continues to grow and change, but still retain its history. Parking in the garages is the only way to go, else, good luck. Some things don't change. The campus is full of diverse options to review and has... More

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Plano, Texas
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159 reviews 159 reviews
65 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

HOWEVER, the campus is a bit disjointed setting inside a big urban center one cannot easily navigate the school dorms etc. It sits at the other end of the scale from OU where the school set out by itself on a very geometric plan that is easy to navigate

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Nederland, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The air conditioned shuttles makes it easy to maneuver the campus (compared to when I attended here 30 years ago). The Ransom Museum has interesting exhibits; the WWI exhibit was I unique because of the artifacts. Their are original rough drafts from famous authors there also. The cafeteria food in the Thompson Conference Center needs a new chef. The taco... More

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Chelsea, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

What a gorgeous campus! You must visit the LBJ LIbrary, The Harry Ransom Centre and the Blanton Modern Art Museum. If it not too hot, pick up a guide to the sculptures on campus. If it is too hot, dip your feet in the creek that runs through the campus and sit under a live oak.

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Avon, Colorado
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Although much of the university is in Austin proper it still has a "university" feel to it. The buildings and grounds are well maintained a quite lovely.

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London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

it was nice University but the best thing that I liked was the sign saying "no smoking on the campus" - excellent idea and more places should take a note of this

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Pike Road, AL
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119 reviews 119 reviews
32 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

If you are a college football fan, or enjoy seeing universities, the campus is well laid out for a drive through. It's almost impossible to get into the stadium, but there are some observation points that allow a good look. The campus is blended with the city, so you might be unaware you have arrived without a map.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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76 reviews 76 reviews
16 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

It was a nice place, a little dated, but clean and well maintained. Nothing too spectacular.The LBJ presidential Library is on campus and was interesting to visit.

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