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Bowdoin College

Brunswick, ME
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Ranked #1 of 19 Attractions in Brunswick
Type: Educational Sites
Description: This small, elite college is located in Brunswick.
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Hillsborough, California, United States
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72 reviews 72 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

lovely architecture and layout, interesting history. If you are a history buff, do not miss touring the Joshua Lawrence Chamberlin House.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

It's not one of the ivy leagues schools, but very prestigious in its own right, suburban setting, a more than 200 acres of campus size in a coastal New England town of Brunswick.

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Bellaire, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The lovely campus of Bowdoin College is really the centerpiece of Brunswick, which is itself one of the most charming small cities we have ever visited. The college is not only a physically beautiful venue for walking and picture-taking, it is also vibrant and alive as the cultural and intellectual center of the region.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We first saw Bowdoin on a family trip to Maine, when our daughters were very young. The history and lovely campus was worth the stop. We have several friends who worked there in summer stock. When our daughters were accepted there for college we were thrilled and have spent some of the happiest days of the last four years (early... More

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New York City, New York
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Bowdoin campus is small and beautiful. The architecture is so New England; you won't question what part of the country you're in. The campus also has a very nice art museum. Very managable. Good exhibits.

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Coventry, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Our visit was brief and we bicycled all over the campus! It was an excellent ride through the campus buildings, and we appreciated the nice pathways and very old and very new architectures. The campus was surrounded with trees and manicured lawns! It feels like very clean air all around.

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

If you follow the life of Joshua Chamberlain, then the road will bring you to this place that defined and nurtured him. Beautiful campus, with fantastic yards and tree lined roads. A great place just to wander around in.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Beautifully kept grounds, awesome for walking around, and don't miss the Art Museum! It's not a far walk from the Amtrak station, just walk south and just a 15 or 20 minute walk.

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Burlington, Vermont
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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