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Bowdoin College

Brunswick, ME
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Ranked #1 of 20 attractions in Brunswick
Type: Educational Sites
Description: This small, elite college is located in Brunswick.
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Burlington, Vermont
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

A very good collection housed in a Renaissance style jewel box designed by Charles Follen McKim with a well-conceived contemporary addition.

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Auburn, Alabama
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Just finished taking a continuing ed course at Bowdoin, everything was lovely. The people are super friendly and go out of their way for you. My husband and son love the Arctic museum -

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Bowdoinham, Maine
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87 reviews 87 reviews
21 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

In addition to mingling with ernest Bowdoin students with their laptops and having conferences with their professors at the Little Dog Cafe, attending the occasional event for Friends of Bowdoin, attending Bowdoin Chorus concerts, and enjoying our friendships with many Bowdoin alumni in the area, we absolutely love Bowdoin's Arctic Museum. This is truly a local treasure that should be... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I recently attended my 45th year Bowdoin College class reunion. The college and college campus has changed dramatically since I graduated in 1969; the college is now co-ed and it's size has doubled. It was great being back.

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New York City, New York
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146 reviews 146 reviews
70 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Even if you don't have a child searching for a college to attend, it's worth a stop to see this most beautiful campus. Some buildings date to the early 1800s, and many are open to the public. Don't miss the special chapel with pews that are parallel to the main aisle. Two museums, an art museum and an arctic museum,... More

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Brunswick, Maine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

One of the best experiences in and around Brunswick Maine is to sample the offerings Bowdoin College make to the wider community. Be it music, art, lectures - and it's often free of charge - it's all a joy.

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New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Bowdoin College is one of the best small liberal arts colleges in the United States. Take advantage of the phenomenal music venue and concerts as well as the museums - the Bowdoin Art Museum and the Arctic Museum. The dining halls serve students the best rated college food in the US! There is lots to see on campus, several restaurants... More

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Brewster, Massachusetts
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We really enjoyed the displays and stories about the Peary/MacMillan exploration of the Arctic. The free information pamphlets are an added bonus.

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Brisbane, Australia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

The college campus is lovely with some great buildings. There are two very good museums to visit and both are free. The Museum of Art has a great permanent collection plus other displays. The Peary-Mac Millan Arctic Museum opposite is very interesting, well done and worth a visit.

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Florida
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129 reviews 129 reviews
66 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

I loved the time I spent here. As a high school student, in 2008, I came here for the summer during Upward Bound.

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