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Rice University Campus

6100 Main St, Houston, TX
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Ranked #16 of 171 attractions in Houston
Type: Educational Sites
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

As a visiting scholar at Rice University, I might not be very objective, but the campus is just BEAUTIFUL. Lovely trees, fountains, buildings. Highly recommended to visit.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is a beautiful campus in mid Houston. Several times a week we will walk our dog through the tree covered sidewalks, always enjoying the architecture of this oasis. There is a running track around the outside of the campus, but we have found it is more relaxing and pretty to wander around the middle of the campus.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Most of the brick buildings have unusual architectural details you can see as you stroll around the campus. Be sure to stop at the James Turrell's "Twilight Epiphany" Skyspace near the music building and check out the acoustics and how the structure frames other buildings across a grassy quad. Parking is limited. Campus police are vigorous.

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401 College Street, Senatobia, MS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Lovely campus, private university and well run. Parking and street signs are an issue. Take your time if you are unfamiliar with the area.

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Houston, TX
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

If you're not a student (or alum) & you're not attending a game or event, there's not much for you to do. It's a neat campus & worth a gander, but don't expect too much.

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Summit, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

What a gorgeous campus! It really was an amazing spot with beautiful buildings and lots of grassy area. so pretty!

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Bloomington, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The campus is a calm, green oasis in the midst of a bustling city. There are several very cool art installations scattered about the campus. Lots of outdoor seating by the buildings and cafes. The large courtyard by the statue of the founder reminds me of being in the garden of an Italian palazzo (possibly due to the trees). Convenient... More

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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The campus of Rice is a wonderful green space in the midst of one of America's most concrete using cities. There are plenty of routes to jog, many trees providing shade, and uncommonly relaxed drivers who may yield to let you cross a street.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Very much an "Ivy League" feel. The large oaks, the architectural style all works to make an intimate old school University feel. The athletic venues need a bit updating except the baseball diamond.

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It is a beautiful campus, but they are currently overbuilding and losing more green space all the time. However, this is a wonderful place to spend time on a weekend or holiday when the weather is good. Be sure to visit publicart.rice.edu for a list of all the sculptures and other outdoor art. But if you simply walk around the... More

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