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Stanford University

Palo Alto, CA 94305
650-723-2300
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Ranked #1 of 22 Attractions in Palo Alto
Type: Educational Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Traveler Description: The Stanford University is a private university located in Stanford, California on an 8,180 acre campus beside Palo Alto. It was founded by Leland... more »
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Newquay, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We were visiting family locally and they suggested looking at the Stanford campus. Despite a WTA tournament taking place the campus was relaxing and not too busy. We visited the information centre and joined a walking tour led (backwards) by a very enthusiastic student . He gave an informative tour of the campus sharing its history , quirks and a... More

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Houston, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Located in a great part of city that has fantastic weather throughout the year, what is there not to like about Stanford. Home to many nobel laureates and entrepreneurs, this is the home to many a brilliant minds over the past 150 years. Lots of great places to eat good food, hang out all are here in a small zipcode..In... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We visited on a Sunny Friday morning in September. The campus was even more beautiful than we remembered it from a visit 30 years ago. We walked throughout the campus admiring the vegetation, magnificent architecture and columned walkways. We also visited the very beautiful non-denominational church in the main quad, as well as various campus buildings including the bookstore and... More

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Shanghai, China
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Amazing trip in a regular sunny California afternoon. It is NCAA football game day, so most people are in stadium, and very few in school. Very beautiful historical architecture.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Beautiful campus with an almost park like appearance. Open access for walking, biking, or vehicle touring. Lots of areas to sit, have lunch, and reflect. You don't have to be a student to enjoy the scenery.

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New Delhi, India
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60 reviews 60 reviews
25 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

It was an amazing trip on a slightly chilly morning in January. It's a sprawling campus and with a lot of history. The layout is quite different to MIT and other universities. It was not till the mid 1900s that Stanford started making a name for itself. Entrepreneurs have been and are still supported by this university and that is... More

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San Francisco, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Went to football game. Have to degrees from there. Nothing to dislike. One of world's great educational institutions.

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san francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Stanford U is not just a fantastic university but also an awesome place to visit. Many couples come here to have their wedding Photos taken. The architecture of some of the older buildins is incredible. The expansive campus is a great place for a family bike ride. And on those hot summer days, a great picnic or a visit to... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Visited Stanford with my daughter, what a beautiful school! It is like a peaceful oasis. Their campus tour was wonderful. I can see why students love going here.

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New York City, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Beautiful campus. one of the top notch universities in west coast. The cradle of techies and venture capitalists and alike.

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