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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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Some great buildings.

Well, since i drive by almost every day i don't think of visiting, but when i come to attend events i find it a lovely place to walk, sit and enjoy the gardens and buildings. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Pasadena, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Well, since i drive by almost every day i don't think of visiting, but when i come to attend events i find it a lovely place to walk, sit and enjoy the gardens and buildings. I like the seismology building that looks as if it is shaking. It is cool just to tell people you walked around Cal Tec. Just... More 

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Montrose, California
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The Caltech Campus is a great place for a Sunday walk. The buildings, fountains and landscaping are spectacular. The Athenaeum is the finest hotel in Pasadena. Albert Einstein lived in one room. The Beckman Auditorium has multiple noteworthy events open to the general public. During non-school hours parking is free and there are pay per the hour meters available in... More 

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Palm Desert,CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

One of the finest scientific Universities in the USA, the peaceful grounds are a treat. Nice change from busy Old Town and worth a look.

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Pasadena, California
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243 reviews 243 reviews
152 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

5.15.2014 - Students Ditch Day: clusters of students in T-shirts, shorts, funny hats, held signs, marched peacefully all over campus. Amusing ! Who would have thought brainiacs and nerds are up to antics like that! They took over the pool too. 5.17 & 5.18.2014 was Caltech Alumni Weekend. So encouraging to see so many Alumni members gathering to celebrate and... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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128 reviews 128 reviews
54 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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Pasadena, California
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93 helpful votes 93 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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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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Vancouver
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 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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