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

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 NEW

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

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
27 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Walking round a university campus may not be the most obvious bit of sightseeing to do but the UVA campus is something different. We strolled round it early on the morning of 4th July. There weren't many people around and it was a glorious sunny day with cloudless blue skies so the impressive architecture was seen at its best. Unfortunately... More

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Morristown, New Jersey
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66 reviews 66 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Strolling across the campus of the University of Charlottesville will be one of your favorite things to do when you arrive in Charlottesville. You will want to explore every garden, every building and every area of this amazing bucolic, yet sophisticated setting. Thomas Jefferson designed the university. He incorporated many of his vast observations of gardens and architecture during his... More

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State College, Pennsylvania, United States
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59 reviews 59 reviews
44 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I wish we would have had more time here! We toured the campus without a map so I'm sure we missed a lot. We found a non-denominational chapel, Edgar Allen Poe's dorm room, gardens, and the courtyard. Unfortunately they were working on the dome so we could not access that part of campus. There are many statues tucked in little... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

While vacationing in Gordonsville, VA at Shenandoah Crossing our family found it hard not to visit the University of Virginia. After all, we had just completed a great tour of the estate of Thomas Jefferson's Monticello (wonderful tour). We had to see the University he founded so we headed to downtown Charlottesville. The campus is amazing! The famed Rotunda and... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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95 reviews 95 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I grew up about 30 minutes away from Charlottesville, and took classes at UVA during the summer. I think the UVA campus will always be the ideal to me of what a college campus should be. Walking the Lawn and discovering all the little back gardens and hidden corridors along the way creates an atmosphere of excitement that is sure... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The grounds of UVA are gorgeous! You must take the time to take in all of the architecture present around the campus. It's the intertwining of old and new that makes this place special. In my opinion, FALL is the best time to visit. The gold, red, yellow, and orange palettes of the Blue Ridge mountains will take your breath... More

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High Point, North Carolina
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74 reviews 74 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Our daughter was taking a college visit to UVA. The Lawn section of the campus was Awesome with the Rotunda. However, it was closed for renovations. Beyond the Lawn, it was just like a normal college campus with not much Wow factor. It might be better if the Rotunda would have been open.

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Troon
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94 reviews 94 reviews
31 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I've titled this UNESCO as this is something that is not generally promoted in reviews. It is a good example of unity of built environment which is aesthetically pleasing....but while it has a certain something, not sure that it is comparable to many other UNESCO status sites I've experienced. Having said that, I didn't do the tour mainly because the... More

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