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University of Virginia

Emmet Street, Charlottesville, VA
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, Architectural Buildings
Activities: Walking
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

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 Nice historical documents library - good to check out a copy of the declaration of independence the university has coffee shops and cafes --well worth a couple of hours wandering around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
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

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
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

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
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
10 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

First time visiting this incredible architecture site. Even though it was under renovation, I had the chance to walk in the garden of the main building in front of the Rotonda. Breathtaking. I wish I had studied here! The atmosphere is drenched with culture, peace, and hope.

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Boston, MA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

You cannot pass up an early evening walk down the Lawn through the Gardens of the University's Central Grounds. Simply the best college campus in the world.

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Visited with my teenage son while touring several schools surrounding DC. It was not the right fit for him, but it was a great experience anyway.

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