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University of Chicago

1116 E. 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637
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Ranked #67 of 367 attractions in Chicago
Type: Educational Sites
Traveler Description: One of the top academic sites in the United States, and probably the university with the most Nobel prize winners (especially in physics and... more »
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Saline, Michigan, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Beautiful campus - looks very similar to many in the Big Ten. Lots of trees and greenery, a little slice of suburbia in the big city!

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43 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

The campus has some very spectacular buildings..some great architecture....you must have a map to navigate the area. The Robbie House, the Rockefeller Chapel etc..all make for a special part of chicago. Be aware of your surroundings...go during the daylight hours...the immediate area is safe...i guess.....

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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61 reviews 61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

I'm certainly biased here: this is my father's alma mater! Nevertheless, I give it my highest praise since it is one of the world's top universities, not to mention a very beautiful campus. When Rockefeller donated money to start the school, he claimed this was his greatest achievement; it's easy to see why.

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Singapore, Singapore
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Amazing campus, nice library (the regenstein), and wonderful coffee places around. There is a wonderful church on campus, near the library, and the quad is simply breathtaking in winter.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

This is one beautiful campus! I didn't go to school here or anything but I've visited a few times and it is seriously beautiful. They have a really lovely bookshop on campus with a wonderful selection of hard-to-find books. They have tons of trees to sit under and lovely buildings. Worth wandering around if you're in the area!!!

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Sacramento, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We attended an info session and tour for potential students. There were signs pointing to the right location then we were greeted and given a packet of information, logo sunglasses to invoke school spirit, and a fan with the day's schedule. The staff and students were friendly and helpful. They put a lot of planning into this event and it... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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157 reviews 157 reviews
60 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

We looked at this school for enrollment, and was not impressed. The kids were girls prissy and mean, the teachers were nosy and unimpressive. Well not go there again.

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Dallas, Texas
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230 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

One of the disappointments I had in Chicago was missing the University. I had several things I wanted to see there and I drove around until I was blue in the face, but I never did find a place to park. However, it is something to see, even if you're just driving around trying to find a place to park.... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Over the years I have visited this great university. It is internationally known and respected. A great university USA should be proud of.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Beautiful, beautiful campus with tons of interesting architecture. Keep looking up, however, because there are many gargoyles high up on different buildings and all of them are worth seeing.

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