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Arizona State University

University Drive and Mill Avenue, Tempe, AZ 85287
(480) 965-9011
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Ranked #2 of 27 attractions in Tempe
Type: Educational Sites, Dams
Activities: People-watching
Description: With an undergraduate student body of nearly 34,000, ASU is the state's largest institution of higher learning.
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Phoenix, Arizona
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

The Campus is very Boring looking and looks just like any other campus...nothing special, it kind of reminds me of a community college. I really don't like coming hear unless I am visiting my sister. Universities in general are very expensive and don't get me wrong, I am all for education but don't go to school here unless you know... More

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Cottonwood Heights, Utah
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Big and Beautiful Campus! Definitely a fun place to visit and walk around! Looking forward to visiting again.

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Tempe, Arizona
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

President of ASU aims for big rep as a top level research university; state taxpayers expect a good undergrad university. Totally opposite aims, & results in mixed messages from faculty, staff & admin. Architecture is as mixed as the ambitions -- historic structures up against modern architecture (& some almost look like prison buildings). Admin trying to change from a... More

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Adrian, Michigan
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970 reviews 970 reviews
339 attraction reviews
312 helpful votes 312 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

This campus was extensive and somewhat difficult to explore thoroughly. However, many of the buildings were interesting and it was rather fun to see the youthfulness of the campus atmosphere all around. The urban setting in Tempe was not the ideal for tourist appeal but that is not what ASU is all about. If you have some time to explore... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Go see the galeries and especially the Cheramic Research Centre and the Museum! Of course there's this great musiccentre designed by Frank Lloyd Wright; the architecture is amazing!

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Olympia, Washington
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

There are many activites to choose from and Mill Street action is close by.The campus is huge- wonderful for strolling or biking and exploring. Gamage Auditorium offers concerts, plays, and more.

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Portland, Oregon
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I do not attend asu, I was just with my family in Arizona for Christmas break and out hotel happened to be right by the campus. The campus has so much to offer even when school is not is session and is surrounded by tons of great restaurants and attractions.

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Sussex, England
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325 reviews 325 reviews
69 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

The AU campus has some great Frank Lloyd Wright buildings. Why does it fail to promote them? And why has it compromised them so badly by building a new structure between them, and with all kinds of car parking and garbage disposal detritus? A scandal and a disappointment.

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We're very proud to be parents of a Sun Devil Alumna. ASU provides an excellent education at a reasonable price for a major research institution. The campus is pleasant and offers a myriad of innovative majors and courses.

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Battle Ground, Washington
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Our family rented bikes and rode around the deserted campus during the Christmas holiday-super fun! Admired the modern art structures, fruit trees, landscaping & water fountains.

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