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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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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 NEW

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
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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83 reviews 83 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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71 reviews 71 reviews
16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Madison, Mississippi
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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

There are so few words that can accurately describe the beauty of this college campus. The Lawn that was designed by Thomas Jefferson is of course amazing in and of itself. Once again, the man's brilliance is awe inspiring. There are tours available for seeing the campus, however; we chose to walk and discover things on our own. Anyone interested... More

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Washington DC
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106 reviews 106 reviews
11 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

A very nice campus that evokes days gone by, charming grounds and a weak curriculum. The outdoor arena is a great gathering place.

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Falls Church, VA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

My son was accepted to and has chosen to attend UVa for the next 4 years. I thought their summer orientation for both students and parents was excellent and am looking forward to the next 4 years.

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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I've seen my share of beautiful university campuses, but the Lawn at UVA is definitely worth a visit. It is the heart of Thomas Jefferson's academic village. The lawn is nearly surrounded by historic buildings, many of which date to Jefferson's time. It takes about an hour for a leisurely stroll around the perimeter, starting and ending at Jefferson's Rotunda.... More

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