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Harvard Yard

Cambridge, MA
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Ranked #10 of 47 Attractions in Cambridge
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Just like every picture or film made at this place lovely to walk around remembering all the times I had read about this place in a book or seen a film with this at the heart of a character's life

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Durham, North Carolina
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Harvard Yard area is a feel for the international. So many people from all over the world. The area is so busy and bustling. Watch, listen, absorb. You are in a great place of academia!

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Gulf Coast Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
26 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

While in town, this is a must see outdoor amenity of Cambridge. Great for people watching. Be certain to criss-cross the yard along one of its diagonals and suck in the experience that too many students take for granted.

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Santa Monica, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Its really interesting to visit the Yard here. It was the day they were welcoming first year students so it was really fun to see that. I used the Harvard Tour app, which was helpful but I wished it had audio for everything. The sun makes it hard to read, and I wanted to look at more things. Really interesting... More

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257 reviews 257 reviews
140 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

A really lovely, leafy, place with a collection of superb buildings. Take some time to stop and stare at the world's best (ranked no.1 in 2013/14) university. See John Harvards' statue and remember that the £500 bequest from this Southwark, London, publican's son is now worth $35Bn!

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Makati, Philippines
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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

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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52 reviews 52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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