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Hoover Tower

Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA 95319
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Ranked #7 of 19 Attractions in Palo Alto
Type: History Museums, Observation Decks/ Towers, Landmarks
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Owner description: This 285-foot tower furnishes an outstanding view and houses the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace.

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Shanghai, China
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

It's only a $2 admission, so it's worth it to get a few snaps of the view of Stanford from above. There's a small little museum at the bottom. Maybe try to bring exact change as the person taking tickets when I was there was having a hard time breaking the $20s and $50s.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

In campus of Stanford University in Palo Alto there is a beautiful tower in memory of former president of USA .you could go to top of tower and by elevator and in a special time of day you could listen to a big music instrument that is Heard through far away and you could watch all bay area .there is... More

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Park City, Utah
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133 reviews 133 reviews
16 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

If there is a long long and you don't want to wait, plan to go back. the exhibits on the main floor are really interesting and from the top of the tower you get an excellent view of "the farm" and how expansive it is. It is the ultimate orientation to Stanford from on high.

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Spokane Valley, Washington
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104 reviews 104 reviews
13 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Pay the $2 to take advantage of the views on top. On a clear day you not only get a good grasp of the campus but can see for miles I all directions.

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Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews 53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The Hoover Tower gives you a great view of the surrounding areas, but don't miss the Hoover museum room on the ground floor

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Culture, heritage, view of the university .. there is a lot to see right from the top and well marked photos help place all the buildings together .. must see for everyone.

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
29 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Interesting museum at the bottom amazing Bell "Organ" at the top!!!!And of course the view! To make the most of this trip up the tower ask your docent questions - They know lots!!! And if they don't have an answer they will find it for you! Be aware that back packs, food and drinks are not allowed up the tower... More

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Ocala, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

For just one dollar you enter an extraordinary place with a library and elevator to the top of the campus. An iconic landmark visible from anywhere on campus, it offers a view of the campus that cannot be missed.

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Fremont, California
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1,065 attraction reviews
995 helpful votes 995 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

When you go up in Hoover Tower, one gets a nice view of the Campus. Its also one of the landmarks for the campus. There are also some historical museum displays. Parking can be an issue when you visit the campus. Its easier to take Cal Train and then take the Marguerite Shuttle to different areas of the campus.

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Helena, Montana
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The view is unparalleled in the area, and the lobby is even more interesting. I feel for the folks who work on the tower's interim levels because there are few if any windows.

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