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University of Virginia

Emmet Street, Charlottesville, VA
434-924-0311
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, Architectural Buildings
Activities: Walking
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Madison
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

As you walk around the campus and see the buildings that are over an 100 years old you cans sense the importance of higher education in America. I have been to many college campuses and Virginia's rich history with Thomas Jefferson and the carefull planing of building the campus is amazing. If you are into history it is a must... More

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Warsaw, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

The University of Virginia's John Paul Jones Arena is like a breath of Fresh air( Mountain fresh air),..compared to other Sporting arena's I've visited.The Venue let you in in time for the show and while you were waiting outside- you were not bombarded with the loud obnoxious sounds of street people BANGING on TRASH cans- expecting MONEY!!! None of that... More

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Port Washington, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

After visiting Monticello, a visit to the historical part of the university is worthwhile. Very interesting to see Jefferson's design's carried out and preserved.

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UK
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Good to walk around the formal parts of the univiersity and soak up the architecture and atmosphere. Nice historical documents library - good to check out a copy of the declaration of independence the university has coffee shops and cafes --well worth a couple of hours wandering around

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Roanoke, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A beautiful Campus. The Rotunda is still under renovation, but is still visible and beautiful. Worth a guided tour if possible because if you're like us you may end up spending alot of time wandering around looking at beautiful old buildings, but not really understanding the significance of everything.

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Shoreline, Washington
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Mr. Jefferson has three things on his tombstone, one of them is founder of UVA. That says it all, UVA, is not only a great school, it to is an architectural wonder, designed by Mr. J.

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Springfield, Virginia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

How many universities can boast that they are a Unesco World Heritage site? UVA is a very special place steeped in history. The Grounds are truly spectacular for visitors and students. There has been careful planning to integrate new buildings into the feel of Mr. Jefferson's fabulous University. So much to do and see. Looking forward to the re-opening of... More

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Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews 60 reviews
10 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This is a historical icon with plenty to see in one day visit. Very pretty, there is information about the historical aspects and appears there is plenty to do in the area for a weekend. If you are within a half hour drive - go and visit! Stay at the Hyatt Place.

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Great Falls, Virginia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
26 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Thomas Jefferson fans will love this University. Not just because it provides a great education but also because of the great colonial architecture that makes up the main campus. A walk through the university main campus makes for an interesting half day trip. Many of the old buildings should be visited inside. With a kid at the U, I certainly... More

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maryland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Beautiful place, going to make future college visits seem very bland-Edgar Allan Poe's place is especially neat

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