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Address: Ithaca, NY
Phone Number: 607-254-4636
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A great and memorable place to visit

Our son goes to Cornell and every time we visit him we have a new part of Cornell to explore. It's huge and has a lot of history and character. The best advice I can give to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Jackson, New Jersey
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Jackson, New Jersey
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Our son goes to Cornell and every time we visit him we have a new part of Cornell to explore. It's huge and has a lot of history and character. The best advice I can give to first-time visitors is to wear comfortable walking shoes. And be ready to walk up hills.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Located high on the hill over the Cauyga Lake, Cornell campus offers great views and it's very pretty. There are interesting buildings, both in old and modern styles. Complete the visit with going to one of the many excellent restaurants in Ithaca, just a short 15-20 min walk from the campus.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Simply breathtaking buildings. The gifr shop is fabulous & the emloyees were amazingly helpful & friendly. I can't say enough about the entire experience other than don't miss it & have someone whose is familiar with the U to guide you.

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Bordeaux
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Set high up overlooking the picturesque buildings of Cornell University, this smallish museum is the perfect size and mix of exhibits to be able to enjoy if you only have time for one visit.

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Vienna
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

As a student myself it was really nice to see those Ivey-league schools (we also visited Columbia in NY). The campus and the equipment is really worth seeing. It is a bit spread-out so take your time and as a student I guess the first thing I would do is buying a vehicle or at least a bike when staying... More 

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Some ideas for things to visit: Top of Herbert Johnson Art Musuem - views as good as you will ever find Suspension bridge Willard Straight Hall - ask about its history Bailey Hall - giant auditorium Andrew Dickson White House and adjacent koi pond Flower gardens off Ag Quad Plantations Dairy Bar in Stocking Hall - great ice cream

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

No wonder it's called the Ivy League! The buildings are amazing, and the campus is as nice as I've seen. Great views if Cayuga lake from some areas, and if architecture is your thing, you need to check it out. Be prepared to walk the hills! They will give you a workout

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

As a local, we always bring guests to campus. Beebe lake, the Johnson museum and the Gothic style buildings are all of interest. Finding a specific spot or direction can be quite tough as there are many buildings, and few are well marked or numbered. Drive through campus, even if you don't need too, just to see it. Allow at... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I was attending a sales meeting with work and we stayed at the hotel on the University grounds - The ground are gorgeous and very impressive, steeped in tradition ..

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Princeton,Il
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Our stay in town was for a wedding. They were married right at the University. Beautiful buildings, beautiful landscape.Good food in the area. Good wine country!! Enjoyed every minute. Plan on spending several days in the area! The finger lakes are awesome!

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