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Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
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Ranked #7 of 18 Attractions in Ithaca
Type: Educational Sites
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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300 reviews 300 reviews
80 attraction reviews
328 helpful votes 328 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Cornell, with its unique architecture, sits high in the hills overlooking the town of Ithaca. With its high scholastic standing, academic rigor and health-conscious organic political correctness the Cornell culture pervades the city below. The libraries are renowned and there is serious scholarship going on up there. The Lab of Ornithology and its many trails at Sapsucker Woods are gems... More

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london
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86 reviews 86 reviews
13 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We just had a wander around to have a look - the site is beautiful, and you feel like you're walking through a movie set almost - especially as we were there at the start of term!

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Iowa
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167 reviews 167 reviews
53 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Beautiful setting on the hill with a lot of nice architecture and green space. This campus is huge and that allows a lot of space between buildings. There are some beautiful gorges and some other trails around the (pond?) or lake. However, Cornell is very very hilly! It seems like every place is uphill from wherever you are. There is... More

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The deep South
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Put on your walking shoes and be prepared to walk over hanging bridges just to get from one part of campus to the other. Tour the plantations and botanical garden. Or just chill in the bookstore at Jenny's cafe drinking their green tea Frios - like Starbucks green tea frappucinos but possibly even better!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Very beautiful and classic campus with views of the lakes and valley. Spent half day visiting the campus and mostly at central campus where the school originated. We were very lucky to listen to the concert played at the clock tower (3 times a day). I also highly recommend the fine art museum of which the architect was designed by... More

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Columbus, Mississippi
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Only having been to NYC, I had been invited to attend the "Dump and Run" sale on the campus of Cornell University. As we drove through the campus, I was so impressed with the architecture, landscaping, streets, and general overall look of the university. It was beautiful! There were numerous students busily accomplishing their registrations that day. Parents were hugging... More

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Toronto, Canada
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77 reviews 77 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

what a pretty campus - if you are ever close make sure you do a drive through the campus. A real classic campus words just cant describe the experience

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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Cornell has a great campus: very scenic with awesome architecture. The tour was as good as Harvard and UW Madison, but we didn't get to go to an informational meeting. Our tour guide had a great personality and gave great additional information. My daughter really enjoyed the story of the brains, which then she had to see.

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Perugia, Italy
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119 reviews 119 reviews
26 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Thsi is one of the most important place for academic and science. We went there from Italy for the 4th time and we enjoy it again like the first one.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

My art-addict spouse found the Cornell art museum memorable and the campus is beautiful, at least in summer. But how students brave climbing hills to classes (and EVERYTHING is up hill here!) in winter is beyond me. Oh well, different strokes...

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