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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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Description: 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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Busy on a July Saturday afternoon

The Stanford Hoover tower was quite busy on a Saturday afternoon around noon with long lines for the elevator - so we did not make it to the top that day. But there is also an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

The Stanford Hoover tower was quite busy on a Saturday afternoon around noon with long lines for the elevator - so we did not make it to the top that day. But there is also an interesting exhibition about Hoover and his achievements downstairs - Regrettably no photography allowed.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Great place to get a panoramic view of Palo Alto and the campus. 360 degree view from the historic tower. Well worth the time.

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

affordable way to get a view of large stanford campus and broader region of the bay area. was lucky to be there on clear day and could see up to dumbarton bridge. thriving campus unfortunately means a few cranes and construction. however nice pics with the kids from up there. need to foresee solution for backpacks which need to be... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

on a clear day, you can see 30-40 miles from the top. great place to get a view of the Stanford campus. small museum on ground floor also worth exploring. go early. lines form in the afternoon, and waits can be long.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Invest in 15 minutes to go up this tower. It will give you nice, 360 view of Palo Alto and if you are lucky enough to go on a clear weather day, you can snap some really nice images. Bare in mind you won't be allowed to carry bags (u can park them near the reception desk).

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Aromas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Just another one of the amazing facilities on the Stanford University campus. I was unable to take the tour of the tower, but have done so before. Very interesting.

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Concord, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

If you are on the Stanford Campus this is a must see. The views from the tower give a great overview of the campus and the surrounding area. In an area where there are not tall buildings this exception has great views.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

"Hootow" as the students call it is a must see. The view is spectacular from the top. Then stroll over to the Quad and "Memchu" and then up to the Bookstore for some gear.

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Portola Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I was so stunned by everything there that it is difficult to tell you what I liked. I did not dislike. As a Stanford Grad. I am more than of liking everything. I wanted to be a Stanford Student all through High School and being a Student there was a dream come through.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The tower provides views of the campus and nearby mountains from 250 feet up, but if weather is cloudy or foggy, skip it. The two museum rooms on the first floor are not particularly compelling.

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Additional Information about Hoover Tower

Address: Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA 95319
Phone Number: 209-242-6947
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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