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University of Washington

4014 University Way Northeast, Seattle, WA 98195 (University District)
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Ranked #8 of 212 attractions in Seattle
Type: Educational Sites
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: Cherry blossoms in the Arts and Sciences Quad next to Suzzallo Library are not to be missed. See them March 3-13 or so this year (2010, and normally... more »
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Vancouver, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This is a gorgeous campus, full of fabulous architecture. It's not Oxford or Harvard, so don't try to make that comparison. However, it has an absolute jewel called Suzzallo LIbrary. Walking up to it, I thought it was a cathedral, but sure enough, it's a spectacular library -- a cathedral of learning. The vistas from the fountain are also worth... More

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Bensenville, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My wife and I had time to kill before checking into our place and we were staying in Fremont about 1.5 miles from the campus. We decided to walk around campus and check it out. We were glad we did. The campus is easy to navigate and there are some gorgeous areas and buildings. We really loved walking through the... More

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LA Westside
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Went for the day long orientation for parents...excellent program Left feeling ready for the next year.

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Olympia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
39 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Will you read this review and sign up for a degree program?....well anyway. I do not have a degree from here but have taken 20 classes for advancement in my work. I have taken them in the undergraduate program, Medical School, and continuing adult education. So go ahead and sign up for classes....if you are just visiting then get bag... More

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Corona del Mar, California
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89 reviews 89 reviews
60 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Wanted to show the young teen what a big college looks like, and it's big, old, and beautiful. We parked behind a building by the fountain in the evening, no ticket (thankfully): find the fountain, good maps on campus to see where you are, check out the student union, go into a building and into a large lecture hall, her... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I visited UW during a visit to Seattle to board a cruise ship. I have no affiliation with UW and in fact went to rival Pac 12 schools but I had heard very nice things about the UW campus and wanted to take a look. The campus is very scenic and well laid out. I especially liked the liberal arts... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

UW or as we locals call it U-dub, is a beautiful campus. From Red square you take in the breathtaking view of Mt. Ranier, in the Spring you'll walk through the courtyard surrounded by Cherry blossoms in full bloom, stop and take a nap in the grass. You can visit the libraries which are mostly architecturally pleasing. Make your way... More

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Harrison Hot Springs, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The campus is beautiful, especially The Quad. Don't miss the library, it looks like the Hogwarts dining room inside. Also, if you've read The Boys in the Boat, don't miss The Conabear Rowing Center where you can see the shell that won the 1936 Olympics!

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I had the honor to graduate from this university. I have had the best education experience in my life, with the best educators, beautiful campus, and friendly environemnt

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Shanghai, China
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45 reviews 45 reviews
6 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

What beautiful grounds to walk in with large douglas firs, great views of the Mt. Rainer and fountains. You can walk along the Ship Canal, go over the Mont Lake Bridge, walk around Husky Stadium and then end up at University Village shopping mall, a high end place to buy unusual things. Spend at least 4 hours here.

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