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Rice University Campus

Address: 6100 Main St, Houston, TX
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Ranked #11 of 133 Attractions in Houston
Type: Educational Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Houston, Texas
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83 reviews 83 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Older University with great architecture and buildings, plus plenty of open space to just relax and enjoy a stroll through the area.

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Houston, Texas
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113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

What a beautiful campus! We walked here from the Art Gallery through beautiful avenues of trees and were just so impressed by the elegant symmetry of the buildings. Such a tranquil setting to stroll around- exudes learning and calm. We strolled through to the coffee rotunda building near the gorgeous owl statue and bookshop. Really worth an unhurried walk around... More 

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El Paso, Texas, USA
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81 attraction reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We tried to visit their art museum, but it was closed without being properly marked until we got to the door, and there was no visitor parking that didn't require payment or a permit that we could find. We were unimpressed. Overall, decent campus, but not worth paying to park.

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Long Beach, California
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38 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Rice University was not an expected place for me to walk through. I didn't plan to visit the university while I was in Rice Village but I'm glad I did! This is one of the most beautiful campuses that I've visited. The architecture and trees all stood out. I can see why students are lucky to be attending Rice University.

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Atlanta
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I recently took a trip down memory lane, spending two days in Houston, Texas. Having attended Rice University from 1977 to 1982, I wanted to revisit the city and compare my memories with the current reality. I found that Houston is still a brash, busy city, faded and tattered in some ways but sparkling and fresh in others. To my... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The Rice campus has a classic ivy league feel and at the same time its own unique style, very carefully planned and executed. The interior of Duncan Hall is a must see as it blend multiple cultural influences into a stunning space that works on multiple levels.

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Houston, Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Located close to the Museum District and Medical Center the Rice University Campus is one of the pretties campus' in this area. They offer a farmer's market one day a week. Old football stadium. A beautiful campus with huge trees.

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Forest Park, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Good to visit once so you know what it was like to got to the University. Drive the nearby neighborhoods if you want see Houston's finest residential properties.

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Danville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
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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