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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139
617 253 1000
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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... 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 exploring. « less
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Vandalia, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

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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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

If an individual could learn thru osmosis, I think with all the grey matter at all the colleges and universities, well, your brain might explode. What a town to visit.

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

MIT is unique - most buildings were state of the art when built, so unlike Harvard, there is lots of interesting architecture. Frank Gehry's Stata Center, which is a short walk from Kendall Square has to be seen. The Media Lab is amazing - the infinite corridor a must wander. There is a LOT of rehab going on so be... More

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logan, ut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Both my teens were engaged by the excellent tour and tour guide at MIT. Hearing about the culture, dorm-life, swimming requirement, and pranks on campus all made the tour more memorable.

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Dorado, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I recently gave an invited lecture at MIT on our research which is centered around the development of new materials for the synthesis of pharmaceuticals. The students and faculty were extremely good hosts, and I felt very welcome and appreciated during my visit. It is among an elite group of Universities that really advance the frontiers of science. Nice experience.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Quite a different feel from Harvard, being contemporary and with more of a practical feeling about the campus than the air of academe exuded at Harvard. Spent some time just wandering around and enjoying the place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Absolutely worth a visit. The exhibits were very interesting. Some of them were designed by MIT students, others by professionals. All held our (1 adult, 1 9th grader) attention through our 2 hour visit. I recommend for middle school kids through adult. Most of the few little kids we saw were tantrumming probably from boredom as there was nothing there... More

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Kirkland, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Amazing school, nice tour, great admissions session. Spent a day here - really fun. Love the "hacks" stories.

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

MIT campus is wroth a visit for many reasons. First, it's located in a central and crowded area and its next to the river, so you will have awesome views of the city. Second, who doesn't know about MIT and its prestige, its history, etc. etc. But also, if you're into architecture, then you really have to go. There's Frank... More

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