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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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"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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

"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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Redwood City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

An inspiration to generations of rich people with small penises. I think it's a jealousy thing. And, how cool is Hoover, because he was like a president and all.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Worth a visit for the view and the 2 exhibition rooms on the ground floor! Very interesting reading about president Hoover's life.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Impressive building, nice observation deck and library. Must visit when in Stanford. Stanford art gallery and Hoover memorial building is just next to the tower.

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Stockton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I didn't realize how large Stanford was until I went up to the observation point. The staff were really great and views were amazing. The observation deck was caged; obviously for safety reasons, but allows good outward photography.

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Bloomfield Township, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The Hoover Tower is the tallest building for miles around and you get a spectacular view from the observation floor near its top. This is a bell tower so you can also see the bells up close. In the lobby there are two rooms with displays related to the life and accomplishments of Herbert Hoover. These turned out to be... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Hoover Tower is actually a working library for the Hoover Institute on the Stanford campus. When you go up in the elevator, the "stacks" are only available to staff, so there are no stops on the way for visitors. The cost of going to the top is $2; having the right change will be appreciated. It's not worth your time... More 

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Gridley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Stopped by Stanford with my 3 daughters when we were in the area. Hoover tower was very interesting and full of history! The view from the top was well worth the small fee. It would have been nice to check out other floors but I understand it is a working university.

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Additional Information about Hoover Tower

Address: 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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