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Cornell University

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Address: Ithaca, NY
Phone Number: 607-254-4636
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So much to see, so little time!

Be sure to take in a clock tour chimes concert, the Johnson Art Museum, in season the Orchards, the Sapsucker Woods (Lab of Ornithology) and don't miss the Plantations, and this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Nancy L
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Stamford, CT
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Stamford, CT
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Be sure to take in a clock tour chimes concert, the Johnson Art Museum, in season the Orchards, the Sapsucker Woods (Lab of Ornithology) and don't miss the Plantations, and this only just scratches the surface!

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Lake Tahoe (California), California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent a nice 4 year sabbatical here post high-school. I really enjoyed the social events that Cornell put on for the enjoyment of its guests, including concerts, fraternity parties, and daily lectures hosted by specialists in their fields. I was pleasantly surprised at the amenities provided onsite. I was able to secure a room for four years, really quite... More 

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deltaraider21
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First, this is the setting that we all thought college should look like in the 50's when I was a kid. However seems they are building on every inch of land that they have, so the once beautiful campus is not what it use to be. The bridges crossing the gorges are all fenced in now, parking is difficult. If... More 

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Mackay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our host attended Cornell University in the 70's, and was very proud to show us around his alma mater. Unfortunately, university was out for the Christmas break, so we only toured the grounds, but with such a knowledgable 'tour guide' we had a wonderful experience. Cornell University is indeed a fantastic place of learning. I believe you can study anything... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cornell University isn't just a place for higher learning, it's also a great place to play tourist! High above Cayuga's waters Cornell offers visitors The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Fine Art with many permanent exhibits as well as an ever changing series of artworks. Art not your thing? There are plenty of well-kept flower gardens with paths (and waterfalls)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As part of my goal to visit [most of] the Ivy League schools, I visited Cornell while en route to Syracuse to see friends. The university is lovely! I participated in a general tour of the campus, which was led by well-informed undergraduate students.

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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

150 years ago, Ezra Cornell said, "I would found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study." Cornell is my alma mater, as it is for my husband, my brother, and my two children. Some of us have graduate degrees from Cornell too. The campus is magnificent, surrounded by gorges, beautiful architecture, and all the colors of... More 

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Leverett, MA
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333 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

This is one of the country's greatest universities. It is fully comprehensive. It has many attributes not usually expected. The Ornithology Lab is a standout. So are the faculty in the sciences. The setting is rural at the edge of a pleasant town.

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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Bell towers, chime master concerts, Cornell Theater events, the museum, the campus, the libraries, the buildings, the history! Need I say more?

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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Meandering around the campus one experiences many different eras through the various architectural offerings as well as such marvelous experiences in the several museums.

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