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Harvard Yard

Cambridge, MA
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Ranked #9 of 47 Attractions in Cambridge
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Makati, Philippines
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Chairs were all over as they were in preparation for the school opening. I like the feeling of being in the yard though it is quite small.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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48 reviews 48 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is the perfect spot to take a break and people-watch, I was there in the summer and they had tons of lawn chairs for you to arrange to your liking. Lots of interesting people passing through. Lovely surroundings. Food trucks close by for lunch or a snack.

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Paris, France
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We love the collection of French Fermob chairs on the Yard. It feels like we are home (we are living in Paris) and it makes the yard a different place every time we visit as the colorful display of chairs and benches is changing every day.

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Harvard university is a must see if you come to the Boston area. They have free tours guided by Harvard students that range from one to two hours. A good opportunity to learn a little bit of history.

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Norwood, Massachusetts
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10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

It was good to visit Harvard Yard on a fine Sunday afternoon. I enjoyed sitting there for a while and enjoying weather. I agreed with couple of other reviews like place is too crowded with visitors, but I enjoyed. It would be great if you take a Harvard walking tour or download audio tours/mobile tours from site. You will enjoy... More

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West Horsley, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Glad to have been and maybe we should have taken a tour to learn more but on the surface a beautiful collection of old buildings housing a wonderful university with a statue of the benefactor out front. But that was all...

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LONDON
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59 reviews 59 reviews
12 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Coming from the UK we were very interested to visit Harvard. As we walked around the yard we saw various actors dressed in period costumes. At one point, we listened to a talk about the history and statue of John Harvard. It was lovely to see, what to us could only be seen in films, come to life.

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Perth, Australia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Interesting. No, not the Harvard Yard. But some people who give a good rating to this place on Tripadvisor. They left a comment like, "I finally made it!" Psshh. Yes this place is historical and can be seen as "amazing," but really - reality is..Harvard Yard is so crowded by tourists,visitors, and students by day. Students don't mind throwing dirty... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
46 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful campus. You can download a free app to take a tour. Its quite big and you can go and have a nice picnic. The architecture is amazing and has several different buildings.

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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80 reviews 80 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

A green oasis in the middle of Harvard Square. Be sure to walk through the yard. Lots of activity and chairs where you can rest for a moment.

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