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Hoover Tower

Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA 95319
209-242-6947
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Ranked #7 of 21 Attractions in Palo Alto
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, History Museums
Description: This 285-foot tower furnishes an outstanding view and houses the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace.
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Park City, Utah
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130 reviews 130 reviews
16 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
80 helpful votes 80 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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Mumbai
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36 reviews 36 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
29 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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53 reviews 53 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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1,533 reviews 1,533 reviews
975 attraction reviews
922 helpful votes 922 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Boulder, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

A great view of Stanford campus and the surrounding area. On a clear day, you will see as far as San Francisco.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

From the 14 fl one can observe nice views but they are not that great as compared to the absolutely breathtaking views from the Stanford Dish hiking trail! If in the area, The Stanford Dish trail is a must and far more impressive than Hoover Tower....

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