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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139
617 253 1000
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Ranked #2 of 47 attractions in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Educational Sites
Owner description: One of the world's leading educational institutions, with an emphasis on math and sciences, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is located on... more » Owner description: One of the world's leading educational institutions, with an emphasis on math and sciences, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is located on the banks of the Charles River . The M.I.T. campus includes many modern buildings designed by famous architects and is worth an explore. « less
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Walking around MIT will blow your mind, provided that you look in the right places. There's quite a few generic university buildings, but don't let that stop you. About five minutes from the Kendall/MIT metro stop, you'll find the Ray and Maria Stata Center (32 Vassar Street). This is an MIT building designed by Frank Gehry, one of the so... More

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Jackson, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Visiting MIT was on my bucket-list. This institution isn't as "tour-friendly" as Harvard so you'll need to allocate time to adequately see everything. One thing though, they do have lectures and seminars going on all the time. Guests are encouraged to attend as well. I found that to be very intriguing. I left expected more from the visit, but all... More

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Hangzhou, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I visited buildings in eastern part of the campus, mainly Stata Center, Bush Bldg, Lobby 10 and Kresge Auditorium. The classrooms, auditoriums, and students there were impressive. There were sort of "free-to-speak" spirits where everyone presents there opinions on problems in science. And with a chalk and a blackboard in the corridor, they may do deductions and calculations to the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

It feels like the science museum with all sorts of futuristic gadgets and displays. Anybody can walk in and experience interesting talks and demos.

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SW Wales. UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

As my son is interested in applying for engineering at MIT we did the MIT guided tour, very informative enjoyed the look around the facility with a current student. Recommended.

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Netherlands Antilles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We took a tour of MIT and could not help but be impressed. The presentation was by appointment. Too many people in a big hall but the presenter preferred to speak without the microphone. Some of it was lost for some. But the student leaders presenting the campus made up by their enthusiasm and backward walking / talking tour of... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

I was in Boston/Cambridge recently on a business trip and had to go visit MIT again. The infinite corridor, the green building, Ralph Landau, wow. Brought back a lot of memories of graduate student days. Anyone visiting Boston should most definitely go visit MIT.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Besides Killian Court / Memorial Lobby and Lobby 7 (off Mass Ave), definitely walk over to the Stata Center, the new Sloan building (E62), and walk along the Infinite Corridor to get a sense of the pace of life at the Institute.

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Ukiah, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

The Architecture here is beyond imaginable. The campus is massive! You will definitely need more than a day to catch a glimpse of every place this campus has to offer. The location is perfect because it is in the center of Cambridge overlooking Boston. If you are in Boston, then you better check this place out because it directly across... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We spent four hours here, and it still didn't feel like it was enough. I could've spent the entire day. Don't let a visit to Cambridge go by without visiting this museum. I'm not a math or science nerd (I'm not even particularly good at those things), but the exhibits in this museum will make you feel smarter! I was... More

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