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California Institute of Technolgy

1200 East California Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91125
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Ranked #1 of 9 activities in Pasadena
Type: Educational Sites
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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San Francisco, CA
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102 reviews 102 reviews
38 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

A beautiful place to walk around, with many exhibits. Take a free historical tour. See where many famous scientists lectured, and lecture now, and where many famous discoveries were, and are being, made. Attend a public lecture. Visit the cafeteria, bookstore, and libraries. Filming location for several movies and TV series, including Big Bang Theory.

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Altadena, California
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136 reviews 136 reviews
91 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Whenever I'm in Pasadena I make it a point to drop by the Caltech campus. Tip:It is easier to find 2hours free parking spots along San Pasqual St. Both my dog and I enjoy walking the 124 acres beautifully landscaped and well maintained grounds. (My previous neighbor was a landscaper at Caltech and he said they have a team of... More

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Naples, Italy
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366 reviews 366 reviews
55 attraction reviews
436 helpful votes 436 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

The California Institute of Technology (commonly referred to as Caltech)[4] is a private research university located in Pasadena, California, United States. Caltech has six academic divisions with strong emphases on science and engineering. Although Caltech has a strong tradition of practical jokes and pranks,[8] student life is governed by an honor code which allows faculty to assign take-home examinations. Caltech... More

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11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

A stunning campus full of buildings with interesting architecture (some old colonial, some 60s contemporary, some stunning modern) and glorious grounds to walk around. Amazing range of trees and some cool spots to sit like near the turtle pond. Good parking on campus. Tremendous place to walk and there seems to always be a breeze.

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Sierra Madre, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

One of the little known treasures in Pasadena is the free architectural and historical campus tour of Caltech. The Caltech Architectural Tour Service (CATS), a branch of the Caltech Women's Club, offers free public tours on the 4th Thursday of the month, except during July and August. Tours may be also scheduled by special request. The tour covers the history... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Nice spacious campus, a small community but very vibrant. Nice place to study in. Campus is close knitted and warm.

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Pasadena, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

This university has a beautiful campus. We don't have a park nearby, but this campus is even better than a park. I've also visited meetings and concerts here and have always had a good experience.

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Pasadena, CA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

There's a Friday night beer garden in the summer at the Atheneum Club. You have to be a guest or member to attend, but it's a delightful Pasadena experience. The campus is beautiful, and with people eating and drinking and little kids running around playing on the greens -- it's one of my favorite summer experiences.

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Montreal, Canada
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Beautiful, lovely grounds and buildings, students from all over the world...very intelligent people,

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Van Nuys
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

Had to visit the seting of my favorite TV show. Hoped to see Nerds in their natural habitat but I guess I will have to tune in to the TV show for that

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