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Hoover Tower

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Address: Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA 95319
Phone Number: 209-242-6947
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This 285-foot tower furnishes an outstanding view and houses the Hoover...

This 285-foot tower furnishes an outstanding view and houses the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace.

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The ride to the top is escorted by the elevator operator who also offers to answer any questions you may have while looking out of each opening. It was also great that they had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Diana L
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Napoleon, Ohio
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Napoleon, Ohio
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82 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The ride to the top is escorted by the elevator operator who also offers to answer any questions you may have while looking out of each opening. It was also great that they had pictures detailing what your views were from each vantage point. It would be a perfect way for incoming students to get a handle on where everything... More 

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Thank Diana L
North, South Carolina
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140 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Hoover Tower stands tall over the Standford University campus as a symbol of Hoover's strength and dedication to peace. Inside is found a treasure of books, papers, and people working to promote understanding of the world and history through public policy and research. The Hoover exhibits convey an historical account of the lives of President and Mrs. Hoover and... More 

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Palo Alto, CA
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59 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An iconic building on the Stanford campus, well worth stopping in for the docent's stories alone. But even if you have to wait in line, don't miss the chance to ride the elevator up to the observation deck at the top to see the amazing "birds eye view" of not only the Stanford campus but the whole SF Bay Area.... More 

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Thank janisw
Fairfield
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548 reviews
209 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Our daughter works at Stanford, so we got to visit the tower for free. And, as a Cal grad, I just have to say that the view from the Campanile is much better, but the Hoover Tower views are very nice. Even better, though, are the ground floor exhibits devoted to Herbert Hoover and his wife, especially the room for... More 

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Thank ArlettaC
Taipei, Taiwan
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90 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

I'm not a tower lover so you can expect that I didn't climb up there. You could see it easily while walking in the campus. And I suddenly get attracted to student events and flags like that. So I spend more time to experience the student facilities here. If you are someone similar to me. This is what I could... More 

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Thank CharlotteChenPY
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Worth a stop. Be sure to ask about the parking for the public (Galvez? lot 2 blocks east of the tower). There was a student at the A parking space who directed us

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Falmouth
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169 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

There are many reasons to visit the tower when on campus but don't forget to take the elevator and the pleasure of one of the best views from within Palo Alto to see not only the campus but surrounding area.

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Thank Charles S
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47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Beautiful fall day to take in fantastic views of the Stanford campus. The tower also has great mini-museums on Herbert Hoover & his wife Louann.

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Seattle
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Only $3 to get a good view of Stanford University and the surrounding area. We were able to see San Francisco in the distance. I always find it helpful to get up high and see the lay of the land. Last tickets sold at 3:30 and the tower closes at 4PM.

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Thank princesscamilla
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54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

I had my first appointment there yesterday and it was beautiful! Stanford does everything right! Parking is great, finding the offices was easy. Always someone around to help you.

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