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Duke University

Durham, NC
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Ranked #6 of 36 Attractions in Durham
Type: Educational Sites
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

What a beautiful campus! I love the gothic style architecture! We could not go into the chapel though, because there was a wedding going on.

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Woodbury
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The chapel and gardens were the most interesting part of the campus. Overall it was an average campus. There was quite a bit of trash and unpleasant smells about.

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Manakin Sabot, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Was in Durham on business and took the time to walk the campus. A guided tour would have been wonderful but I'm not sure this is possible. The design of the campus, the beautiful stone used in the the Gothic architecture of the buildings on the main campus, and the landscaping exceeded my expectations. The Gothic style Chapel should not... More

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Douglasville, Georgia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I and my 12 yr old and 17 yr old were impressed with this university and all it has to offers. The tour was thorough except for a visit to central campus where, apparently, mostly freshmen will reside during their 1st year. Most college tours include a walking and riding tour. It would've been nice to have that option on... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

A lovely college campus to visit while in the area. The buildings are incredible architecture and the chapel is a must. Take the time and get out and walk around!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The Duke campus is gorgeous, with the gothic architecture and surrounding forest. All newer buildings blend in, with similar stone and complimentary architectural features. Current construction clearly has preservation of the look and feel as a priority. Really beautiful. This was a wonderful fall day, so 70's temps were a pleasant change from Houston's heat and humidity. Our Pratt Engineering... More

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Edgewood
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Pretty Campus. It's essentially a huge forest in which stands a grand chapel building and many amazing trails.

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Toms River, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Just returned from an Engineering Open House at Duke University this past weekend. Although Duke University fell off of my daughter's potential college list as a result, Duke's campus certainly is pretty and the Duke Gardens are breathtaking. Gothic architecture characterizes many West Campus buildings, especially the Duke Chapel. Trees are still green and leafy, flowers are still in bloom... More

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Vancouver BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The architecture on this campus was completely unexpected! Round a corner and you have before you a "chapel" that will have you thinking you have been transported to a cathedral in Europe! The blue Duke stone is gorgeous!

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Bulgaria
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11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Going to Duke hospitals/clinics/colleges? Must take a walk through the great west campus, around the Chapel, and the Duke Gardens! Best bet in Durham.

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