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University of Virginia

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Address: Emmet Street, Charlottesville, VA
Phone Number: 434-924-0311
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Spectacular, amazing and huge

The university is 12 miles wide and is huge. It is something that will take your breath away. The buildings are amazing, the architect and the venues on campus is wonderful. Any... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The university is 12 miles wide and is huge. It is something that will take your breath away. The buildings are amazing, the architect and the venues on campus is wonderful. Any student that can afford to go is very fortunate and should be very very thankful and grateful. It was a pleasure walking and seeing this campus and buildings.... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

You will definitely enjoy your tour of the campus. Might want to wait until the Rotunda renovation is complete. If you don't wait just seeing where the best of the best live while at UVA is awesome. It is also where Edgar Allen Poe lived. Beautiful campus. Come visit Charlottesville, there is a lot to take in.

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Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I know lots of tourists wander around the University, and it's really important to take in the sheer beauty of the Lawn (or what outsiders might call the quad.) It's worth wandering the Grounds (or what outsiders might call the campus) to get as much out of one's visit as one can. While the Rotunda may be the central focus... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The early evening was crisp and perfect when we strolled through the campus of Univ. of Virginia. The town of Charlottesville is very charming in its own right. Walking around the campus was part history lesson; you got the feeling you were on an Ivy League campus. And although I didn't get a palpable brain power vibe like you can... More 

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Warrenton, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

You won't find a more beautiful college campus! Walk through the lawn, take a stroll down Rugby Road, and have a drink or meal on "The Corner". Sporting and arts events are fabulous too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This great university is worth touring as a history lesson, architectural delight, and the center of a wonderful thriving, small city

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Ashburn,va
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We found the architecture stunning and the campus eye opening. This was the first week of the semester and the school was a bee hive of activity. The fraternity area was a mess with garbage everywhere, empty beer can, etc. I guess even the state's most prestigious school gets plastered on the weekends and throws their empties on the ground.

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Roanoke, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This may not be fair as I am a "Double Hoo", but this is one of the best universities in the country! There are just a few schools in the US with this much history! Student/Alum or not, visiting the grounds and nearby Monticello should be on any history buff's to do list. Currently, the Rotunda is being restored, so... More 

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Midlothian, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Beautiful place to visit. Even better when your children are students there. Awesome college experience. Fortunately for us it is only one hour away.

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Butler, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We visited the campus on a pleasant evening. What a great campus full of history and beautiful. Unfortunately the rotunda was under construction, but there was a lot to see otherwise. The student living quarters in the buildings around the Lawn were neat to see (especially since students still use them). The outdoor amphitheater was beautiful. The library was open... More 

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