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Leland Stanford Junior University Museum of Art

Palo Alto, CA
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Ranked #8 of 22 attractions in Palo Alto
Type: Art Museums
Description: The oldest museum west of the Mississippi houses several remarkable displays, including an impressive Rodin collection.
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Providence, Rhode Island
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

A cousin suggested we stop here and we are so glad we did. It is a free museum on the Stanford University campus, right off of Avenue of the Palms.The museum is free and the staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. The building is gorgeous and the collection extensive. The signage is really, really good. Not the usual art history... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

The museum is host for one of the best Rodin exhibits outside Paris. The bronze doors in the garden are amazing. The inside of the museum hosts several private collection. Some of the pieces are top grade. The setting is nice, the lighting and the general feel of the museum are very relaxing, uncrowded. great way to spend a couple... More

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Santa Ana, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Not just the artwork, but well designed. Nice use of natural lighting in the center. Rooms effectively use different themes. If you do art museums a must if you are in the area.

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San Jose, California, USA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

This is one of the world's great universities and its Cantor Museum is a great destination all on its own.

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Great collection, friendly staff and on top of that is free. You can learn so much by visiting. We love going there.

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Los Altos, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

You are on the huge Stanford Campus and this gem of a museum holds wonderful treasures....the Serra outdoor sculpture is a must and a great counter point to their incredible Rodin collection...the American Indian collection is phenomenal as is the Asian art galleries....where you could easily spend a whole day...But the most fun is the 2nd floor with contemporary art...easy... More

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Singapore
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

GO! It's a small place but a great little detour while visiting the Stanford Campus or Palo Alto for business. Take an hour and walk the museum and have lunch at the cafe (which is excellent).

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Portola Valley, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

Wonder outside statures art., The inside is very informative and often has rotating exhibits. Here is where you find out the history of Leland Stanford!

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Menlo Park, CA
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84 reviews 84 reviews
18 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

The permanent collections are worth a visit, but the temporary exhibits are the real draw. The museum is world-famed for its Rodin collection.

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Palo Alto, California
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151 reviews 151 reviews
52 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

Besides being an educational institution, the grounds, architecture, and diverse events have something for everyone of all ages.

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