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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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maryland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Charlottesville, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Fair warning, the Rotunda is under going renovation thru graduation next year. That is not to say that visiting The Lawn is not worth it. It definitely is and helps show the genius of Mr. Jefferson. He designed the Academical Village. There are 10 Pavilions and about 100 student rooms which are still used today by honor students and faculty.... More

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SoCal
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If one visits Monticello, it is almost essential that the visit is concluded with a stroll around the UVA campus which Jefferson helped to design.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

the campus is beautiful with its century old trees and gardens. the rotunda gives a good indication of the quality of construction and income level of the founders of uva. on the other hand, the preserved dorm room of edgar allen poe shoes the very basic level of the students accomodations.

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Earth
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44 reviews 44 reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is one of the great college campuses in America. It has beautiful grounds and architecture and feels like a small town.

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Vermillion, South Dakota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The rotunda is being worked on, but we walked the gardens. A professor was gracious enough to tell us Jefferson wanted each professor to have a space to grow there own vegetables, a great place to stroll

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Winchester, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Beautiful grounds full of history. From walking the lawn to visiting the Rotunda, UVA never disappoints.

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