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Address: 6100 Main St, Houston, TX
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We stumbled on an excellent architecture exhibition, a student violin recital and a piano concert. The campus itself is impressive by its size and architecture.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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Sarasota
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Sarasota
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92 reviews 92 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We stumbled on an excellent architecture exhibition, a student violin recital and a piano concert. The campus itself is impressive by its size and architecture.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

My brother-in-law went here for his undergraduate. I had the pleasure to roam campus before his graduation and had a pleasant experience admiring the buildings and landscape the school had to offer. Many couples-including myself-have taken their engagement and wedding photos here.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

A nice campus I the heart of Houston. Beautiful to see, if you have the time and have seen the other more pressing sights, though I wouldn't squeeze this in at the expense of other stops.

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Natalia, TX
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

While we were there in Houston my daughter had the opportunity to visit the campus. We drove around the university to give her the opportunity to see the university. It was very beautiful she eventually went to a university in our home town but this would have been her second choice

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Houston, Texas
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a lovely and safe campus to walk through and along. Give yourself a couple of hours to stroll through the green grounds with a number of statues on the premises. The ashes of William Marsh Rice are buried beneath the statue of him. You might find a walk is relaxing.

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We just visited the campus as part of the 11th grade "college tours." The school is in a beautiful part of Houston near the museum district and the zoo. It is a very stately school with all the architecture traditions of eastern university campuses. There is plenty of open space and trees that make you feel like you are in... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Great campus. Fun stories. College student tour guide, Kevin was terrific. My son, who is an 11th grader and interested, attended a class in a wonderful picturesque classroom. We visited the campus on our own the next day to absorb more of the campus after our tour. Truly great campus in the middle of a busy large, active city.

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AZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I really enjoy the public art on this campus. They also have a small museum that is free and usually has a very interesting display. Come at night to see the fountain light up, or at sunset to see the James Turrell Skyscape.

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West Simsbury, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

During our trip to Houston we spent a few hours walking around the campus of Rice University. The people were friendly, the buildings were beautiful and you could find random objects of art around the campus. We also stop by the bookstore and bought a new wardrobe all saying RICE. It's a nice place to visit.

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The Woodlands, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We love driving under the beautiful Southern Live Oaks and visiting Rice village near the campus. There are many eateries and boutique shops to enjoy. Drive around the area and look at the stately homes.

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