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Yale University

New Haven, CT
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Ranked #3 of 31 attractions in New Haven
Type: Educational Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: One of the country's oldest and most prestigious universities.
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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

They are fixing it up a bit. Nice! The new med school is growing so much. Great to see. But a lot of old buildings are now gone that I knew but out with the old and in with the new. Hope they do great things with all of it.

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Rockville, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

one of the most beautiful university campuses I have ever been. looks like you are in the 18th century.

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Montreal, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We visited Yale on June 11th - spent a few hours walking around the environments with its old and fantastic buildnings. The most awesome is the Old Campus - I can stay there for hours feeling the history.

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Los Angeles
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Yale University has a lot of resources compared to other universities. I used its libraries on regular basis. There are lots of things you can do in the area. The campus itself is old so there is this antique feeling to it more so than you'd experience at all at all other schools. Basically, I only have great things to... More

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

My husband and I stopped at YALE as we were driving from Connecticut to Massachusetts and drove through New Haven.....pretty depressing. It was hard to believe one of the countries best universities is in one of the worst areas. It also felt odd that their bookstore was a Barnes and Noble. Fun to see but don't go alone.

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Pacific Grove, California
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126 reviews 126 reviews
45 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

It's doubtful that anyone does a reunion better, and whether you're a grad or not, a walk around the campus and a visit to key institutions like the Art Gallery and the Library will take you through beautiful architecture, soothing courtyards and stimulating experiences.

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New York City, New York
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488 reviews 488 reviews
146 attraction reviews
223 helpful votes 223 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

New haven and Yale a beautiful in the summer. Come stroll the grounds when the students are gone. The tours are nice if you do not know about the residential colleges and want to hear about some of the Yale urban legends.

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Salem, Arkansas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Even after all this time. I cannot decide what my favorite part of Yale was. Loved the Yale library, all of the buildings, the statues....The history and the architecture is just amazing. Look for the gargoyles on the various buildings *Hint* not the typical things you think of.

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Winnetka, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Wandering through campus is a joy; preservation of classic buildings with modern structures tastefully blended in, make the experience most memorable. So much to see and do!

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mlace
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Loved waking this old University and their grounds. So many details and enjoyed the different style of gates.

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