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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Address: 77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone Number: 617 253 1000
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Ranked #3 of 42 Attractions in Cambridge
Type: Educational Sites, Cultural
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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 exploring.
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Boston is just the very best place to visit. If your not from the NE then visit in the summer time- it can get very cold. The T is like no where else. Copley area is awesome. Galleria Mall is great . Nice people - very diverse.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Besides you have the opportunity of visiting one of the best places to study in the world, you will also get a pleasant walk between all the MIT buildings.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

As a nerd I did not miss the opportunity to visit both MIT and Harvard when I visited Boston as part of my US trip. In fact Harvard and MIT WERE the main reasons I visited Boston. I found MIT campus to be more tourist-friendly than Harvard, and the main reason was that you can actually enter most of the... More

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Del Mar, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Learn how to think and solve problems. Develop skills to last for a lifetime. Over 150 years old and always evolving to stay relevant and out in front.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Full of character and some amazing architecture, its also been used in quite a few films apparently, quite a view when you look back at it from the gardens.

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I thought it was a campus like any other. A busy town, busy students running to class and everything you would expect from a college town. The only thing that was interesting to me was the architecture and the giant campus. MIT is in a great location with the Charles River located next to it. It is definitely worth a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

MIT would not be described as a pretty campus, but it is nice enough, particularly as it is set on the Charles River. There are several interesting buildings(eg, The Stata Center), and some nice public art too. The List Visual Arts Center is worth a visit, usually has interesting exhibits, and is free.

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Architecturally it's nice - lots of old and/or weird buildings. But it's primarily just a campus, not a tourist attraction so it is not super exciting.

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Vandalia, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Most of it was reading. The hologram section was the best. You really need to be interested and not the average person. Or maybe I'm just a little lame!

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Largo, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

Now admittedly I'm biased, as I'm an alumnus, but I still really enjoy wandering around the MIT campus as we did again this past month. Lots of interesting buildings, with new ones with cutting edge architecture seemingly popping up daily. The location on the Charles River is still fantastic, and some of the museums are really fascinating. Better as a... More

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