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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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A nice evening walk

The California Institute of Technology (CalTech) campus has a pleasant walkway for an evening walk. Also it is worth a visit for people who likes to breath the scholar life.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Santos, SP
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Santos, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The California Institute of Technology (CalTech) campus has a pleasant walkway for an evening walk. Also it is worth a visit for people who likes to breath the scholar life.

Thank folivetti
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

This campus is beautiful - take an evening stroll to view the fountains and architecture. Parking should be fairly easy.

Thank wideawake02
Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

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 

Thank TerrywHamilton
Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

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.

Thank mini
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.

Thank Rubincain
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 19, 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 

1 Thank zartashuzmi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

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.

2 Thank Richard C
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 

2 Thank Stephen G
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.

Thank SteveStandish

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