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Hoover Tower

Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA 95319
209-242-6947
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Ranked #7 of 22 attractions in Palo Alto
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Atlanta, Georgia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

A bastion of conservative thought in the middle of a liberal campus. A smart and successful engineer, Hoover got a bad rap. More about his life and service inside the base of the tower.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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74 reviews 74 reviews
26 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

If you enjoy history and especially if you respect President Hoover, this will be a great place for you to browse his documents and life achievements. Beautiful building as well.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

A visit to the Hoover tower provided interesting insights into the President and his wife, a Stanford educated woman who was modern in many respects. The view from the top of the tower reveals the scope of the Stanford campus as well as the beauty of the surrounding area.

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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105 reviews 105 reviews
32 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Great views of Stanford University, not to mention friendly docents who enjoy some "trivia in the elevator" time.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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518 reviews 518 reviews
420 attraction reviews
1,026 helpful votes 1,026 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

If you can't find the Hoover Tower when visiting Stanford University, don't worry. Just look up in the sky from any vantage point vaguely near the center of campus and walk towards the tallest building you see. Easily found by even the most casual visitor, the hours (7 days a week, 10-4) and cost (2$) are as delightful as the... More

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Chatton
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301 reviews 301 reviews
67 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

The Hoover tower dominates the Stanford University campus in the sense that you can see its structure from most locations. It is most definitely worth entering if you are visiting the campus. The 285 feet high tower houses a library and Hoover archives and from the viewing platform at the top one has panoramic views, not only of the Stanford... More

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Sedona, Arizona
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153 reviews 153 reviews
28 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

This was a great way to understand the layout of Stanford University. There is an elevator to the top where you can enjoy very nice views. Parking is non-existent; wear comfortable shoes. There was a fee.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Nice view of the south bay from the top of the Hoover Tower. You could see all of Stanford and down to San Jose. Very nice

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Hong Kong, China
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175 reviews 175 reviews
38 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

As you walk the campus you cannot help but notice it. When my children were young they called it the giant baby bottle. If you are interested in modern Russian history or conservative intellectual thought (to the extent that that is not an oxymoron) this is worth a visit.

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cocoa beach
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55 reviews 55 reviews
4 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

You get an almost 360 degree view. It helps if you're somewhat familiar with the campus so that you can recognize the landmarks.

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