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University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA 94720
510 642 6000
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Ranked #4 of 42 Attractions in Berkeley
Type: Educational Sites
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: California's most prestigious public university is the home of liberalism and revolution.
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Berkeley, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

This is where I earned my PhD, and since then the facilities have been continually upgraded. These days my kids go to Berkeley Math Circle here, and that is fantastic (wish we had that when I was a kid). The infrastructure in the departments in Evans Hall could use updating (desks are broken, furniture in general is worn out, everything... More

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Hayward, California
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203 reviews 203 reviews
63 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Niece moved in today and afterward she said to follow her. After we got past the front doors, she wandered off and left us adults to our own. Had a blast playing for the free gifts. Witnessed a child hold on for 30 seconds on the at the bar – I could NOT perform this task at that age. Our... More

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Barrie, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
37 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Berkeley is one of the most well known schools in the country for a reason! It is an absolutely beautiful campus and is a joy to just walk around taking in the sights and sounds of the bustling environment. It is really the heart of the city and is worth checking out if you are in town!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The views from the Campanile are amazing. Don't miss the the trip to the top for incredible views of the bay and the San Francisco skyline. The campus has preserved much of it's history in an admirable matter. The city of Berkeley and this vampire s entrenched in contemporary American history and is a must see!!

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California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Seriously, these kids cross against the light, don't look, and take their own sweet time... wearing headphones. amazed they survive!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

How I wish I had realized as an undergraduate how gorgeous and imposing this campus is! Luckily, I have continued to live in Berkeley and have started visiting the campus again in my senior years, and now I am in awe of the history, the architecture and the beauty of the campus. I strolled there four days ago with my... More

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Sugar Land, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Campus is huge, definitely a lot of walking required, no bus transit or any other form of public transportation goes inside the campus just around the campus perimemter. A lot of beautiful, humongous trees. The University saved a lot of the trees and natural landscape when they built instead of just demolishing and uprooting everything and then cover it with... More

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Kensington, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Visiting San Francisco? Take bart to Berkeley, tour the campus and get a great view of The City from the Campanile. Campus has an array of architectural styles, students ambling and coffee shops nearby

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I wish our universities could pass that image of organization. For their runners have passed some Nobel laureates

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Huntington Beach, California
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14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

First of all, a caveat: all universities and colleges have their own internal problems that are different from site to site. That being said, UC Berkeley is pretty extraordinary. As a fourth year now, I've heard constantly how Berkeley is considered the number 1 public university in the world and how everyone wants to know what it's like, but it... More

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