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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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Nice view for the whole campus from top

Cost couple dollars to go up to the top. We went with niece's family who was visiting the area and really enjoyed it. It was not crowded in the Sat afternoon when we visited. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Cost couple dollars to go up to the top. We went with niece's family who was visiting the area and really enjoyed it. It was not crowded in the Sat afternoon when we visited. I would recommend for the first time visitor as part of the tour.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The most useful info was to discover the role and contribution to society of Hoover himself, this is an exhibition on the ground floor of the tower. Going up to the top takes time because it uses a small elevator only fit for 8 people. If there is a queue, it may take 30mn before getting there !. The view... More 

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Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Tickets are only a few dollars to visit the top of Hoover Tower (free if you are with a stanford student) and completely worth the cost. I visited with my cousin for around 20 minutes and really enjoyed it. It consisted of taking an elevator to the top to see the spectacular view. From the top you can see all... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The museum is free, the ride to the top of the tower is $3 (and worth it if the weather is fine). A small room contains a collection of historical information, photographs, and memorabilia from Hoover's life.

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Redding, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

while we didn't go into the hoover tower, the grounds around it are just beautiful to walk through. The Stanford campus is a place not to miss.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This point offers the best view of Palo Alto and the Bay Area . This the best known place in this area and worth going up the Tower , in case you have time . Generally not crowded .

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

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

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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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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