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Address: 1200 East California Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91125
Phone Number: 626-395--6811
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Evening Stroll

The Cal Tech campus is a lovely place for an evening stroll. Actually, it is a good place for a stroll anytime. The architecture in varied and very interesting. There a plenty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Pasadena, California
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Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Cal Tech campus is a lovely place for an evening stroll. Actually, it is a good place for a stroll anytime. The architecture in varied and very interesting. There a plenty of water features to enjoy. Watching the various types of students walking around campus is a fun game - I wonder what her I.Q. is? Lot of trees... More 

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited Cal Tech a number of times. On our most recent trip we explored the campus again taking a walk through the campus. Its a very nice place to go. The academic standards at this university are very high. It is a prestigious school to attend.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We had a walk through here on a Sunday, the grounds are lovely. Don't miss out on all the arched walkways, Koi and turtles in the southern end of the campus.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Such a beautiful campus, mix of regal and futuristic feel to the entire campus.. such greenery and cleanliness all around. Grand halls (not the way of oxford or cambridge) but worth a visit

Thank chocoswiss31
Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The campus is imposing (for the name of CalTech) but nothing stands out if we keep the reputations aside. The campus is also too small for my taste. You can pretty much see everything within an hour or two. One thing that some folks might like is that they have maintained the old-style labs in various buildings that I had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Along with MIT, Cal Tech is one of the world's greatest technological institutions. Einstein visited here in the late 20s. The school offers wonderful lectures for the community and thus expands its spirit to the general populous.

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Lafayette, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The CalTech campus is a great place to walk around and get away from the bustle of Pasadena. It takes about 20 minutes to walk there form the conference center. There are some very interesting buildings with fountains including the Beckman Institute and Auditorium. The water in front of the Millikan Memorial Library was dry for conservation. However, a little... More 

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Standish, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Disappointing in a word.This campus isn't in the same league as Yale or Harvard and compared to UK universities such as Oxford Cambridge or Stirling,forget about it. Obviously academic standards are high but as a visiting tourist ,don't waste your time visiting the campus.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I booked admission seminar at least 2 months in advance as I was eager to know about why Caltech is so famous and welcome by all the scientist. The admission seminar is great ! Sharing a lot of usual information and experience, espeically for an international "local" student who doesn't have the same eduction system like the US or international... More 

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Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Took our nephew here with his fiancé to take engagement photos. Cal Tech is the perfect place with many location on campus to capture beautiful photos. Great landscaping and architecture.

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