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Rice University Campus

6100 Main St, Houston, TX
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Ranked #14 of 126 Attractions in Houston
Type: Educational Sites, Cultural
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Danville
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

We were lucky enough to see a Judy Pfaff art installation at the campus art gallery. Terrific show and loved the beautiful brick quad.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I love to walk around this beautiful Campus. The library is also good. Attended a performance in the gardens by Bach music. In 2000, 11 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Rice University installed a section of the wall as a permanent part of the Baker Institute.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Even on the hottest of days in Houston, you can stay relatively cool walking the heavily-treed 'Rice Loop'. Parking is very limited around the actual campus, so you'll get some time in the direct sun walking from your spot to the loop.

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Surrey, Canada
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36 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Every time I visit Houston I run the loop around Rice University and Herman Park as both have a nice scenic crushed gravel trail. University looks very beautiful though I've never actual taken a tour.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Rice is a beautiful campus and university. and a real treat to visit, much less attend!!! several special sites on campus, including art and architecture!

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Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We arrived at 5:30am to watch the special light/music show but it was closed down that Sunday morning. However, we the campus and enjoyed the sun rise with family and friends

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Houston
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

If you happen to be in town and can check your phone for the performance calendar, there is something wonderful happening here on an almost daily basis. The Shepherd Symphony and Shepherd Chamber Orchestra performances are NOT to be missed but all student and faculty recitals for tops.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

For such a small enrollment, Rice University has a sprawling campus. At some points, it's hard to believe you're in one of the largest cities in the United States. The old buildings are well kept with beautiful architecture and outstanding landscaping. Even if you're not on campus for business or as a student, it's definitely worth a visit.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

My son wants to attend Rice University. So we took a ride and toured the campus. Campus is clean and well cared for. My son was happy to get to look around. He is happy that the campus isn't as big as some.

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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Awesome Facility with lots of greenery, beautiful architecture, huge library if you need some nice place to study but if you are not a student, the parking is insanely expensive near the grounds or you are left with option to park next to the stadium with a 20 minute walk to the library. They have shuttles that you can use... More

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