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Yale University

Address: New Haven, CT
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Ranked #3 of 29 Attractions in New Haven
Type: Educational Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: One of the country's oldest and most prestigious universities.
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Type: Educational Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: One of the country's oldest and most prestigious universities.
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North Haven, Connecticut, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

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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9 helpful votes 9 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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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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Slingerlands, New York
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483 reviews 483 reviews
79 attraction reviews
254 helpful votes 254 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Had a while to just wander around and see the beautiful architecture. One building is more classically beautiful than the next. Had the opportunity to look around the library-the grand lobby, the reference room with the beautiful reading tables, the rows and rows of empty card catalog drawers, just so impressive. Modern buildings like Beckton and the rare book library... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

While not intending on going to Yale, my daughter was keen to see the campus so we booked a one hour walking tour of the Campus. We caught the train from NYC and we able to leave our luggage at the Yale Visitor's Centre (pre-arranged). Prior to the tour there is a very entertaining video to watch, then you set... More 

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62 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We enjoyed walking through the campus and enjoyed the old buildings and scenery. Worth the stop if you are in New Haven

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Duncannon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We should all go and spend time at these first universities of America. Harvard and Yale give us nearly as old as we get here in this country. Combine the school with the shops and the fabulous restaurants, and you've got a fun weekend!

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Centennial, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Such a Beautiful campus filled with history and great architecture.This is a site to see. I had this on my bucket list for a while. I wish we would have taken the tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

the tour that starts at the yale visitor center is just great. the senior that showed us around had lots of interesting stories to share and gave us the option to get a short look into the life at yale, always adding his own experiences and stories. highly recommended!

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