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Yale University

Address: New Haven, CT
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Ranked #3 of 55 things to do in New Haven
Type: Colleges & universities, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: One of the country's oldest and most prestigious universities.
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Type: Colleges & universities, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: One of the country's oldest and most prestigious universities.
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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Yale is a place that is unforgettable. The charm of the campus, the buildings which represent the history & character of this uni. The library - just sitting in the reading room made me smarter. The Music buildings- how charming to feel the passion & creativity which are expressed through vocals & instruments. The old Yale Shop - everything Yale... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is a treat. Rare old buildings, interesting sculptures in hidden places, lovely little greens glimpsed through old stone archways. A great way to spend a sunny afternoon. Try to find your way up to the top of one of the towers to get an amazing look at the whole layout. The Women's Table, the live Chess game, many other... More 

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Palo Alto, CA
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76 reviews 76 reviews
11 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a beautiful, old and scenic campus with really lovely architecture. It's probably best to sign up for a campus tour; or, if you have a personal connection, tour with someone affiliated with the university.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

the architecture is kind of magical bringing to mixed opulent decadence of Connecticut, undergraduates tours are always nice, with much history, anecdotes, great education and nice people without attitude, the visit is worthy any time of the year, Yale always welcomes you...

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Bangkok, Thailand
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Yale Uni is so impressive!!! It is big, beautiful and a lot of history. We took a tour about 45 minutes around Yale. The building architect is very unique and beautiful.

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Ma
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87 reviews 87 reviews
25 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Started at the visitors for an entertaining video about Yale and its resident colleges - good explanation of how the ampus works. The group was so big - which surprised us considering how cold it was - that they split us into 2. We had a pre-med student take us around to various buildings and sites. She was so happy... More 

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North Haven, Connecticut, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

You have to bring a camera and notebook to remember everything that you see. Then pick out a few favorites to visit at your leisure. The third oldest college in America and one of the most beautiful in the country. Guided tours are given by students leaving from Payne Whitney Gymnasium and free of charge. Starting with Payne Whitney itself,... More 

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New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Brought my middle schooler here for the Girls' Science Investigations program. Beautiful and historical place. Really great chance to see the campus, even in the snow. Can't wait to visit and explore more of the university.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

It's beautiful, some buildings make you feel like you're in a harry potter movie. It would be nice if we could get into them, just some are opened.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I love the university SO COOL AND Beautiful but, I have been to YNHCH (Yale New Haven Children's Hospital) and there service is bad. The people didn't care/help me and weren't nice...maybe because I only got old doctors even when I requested younger more happy doctors/nurses~

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