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Harvard Yard

Cambridge, MA
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Ranked #10 of 47 attractions in Cambridge
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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New England
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156 reviews 156 reviews
30 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Harvard Yard is the historic center of Harvard University. The buildings are very impressive. Their are a lot of very good colleges that could fit their entire campus in Harvard Yard - which is now just a small part of the total Harvard University presence in Cambridge, MA.

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Doha
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56 reviews 56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Stroll around the yard. Take pictures of the tourists taking pictures. Visit the statue of the three lies - which has become a cult object. Soak in the ambiance. Read the quote by Emerson on the philosophy building.

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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Walking through Harvard Yard is an oasis from the city. The grand old structures covered in ivy, the old trees, and the overall feeling of hope.

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Leominster, Massachusetts
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8 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

It doesn't matter what time of day you walk through the yard. 7am, 11pm, -15 degrees outside, 100 degrees, doesn't mater. People will be taking their picture with John Harvard and his foot. So don't feel like you won't fit in because you're not a college student, you'll be right at home in the yard. I think tours leave hourly... More

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Boston
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67 attraction reviews
408 helpful votes 408 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

In good weather, head hear to check out the campus and see where Love Story was filmed. Remember that movie?

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Quebec City, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

You need to download the app available via Itunes or Harvard's website. If you are using Android, download the Boston city guide from Tripadvisor and you will find the Harvard Yard Tour and its great! Free Wifi available on campus, makes your visit so much more enjoyable and interactive with all the Historic infomation you can find on the App.... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

It is beautiful all the time but during autumn, it's even better with the leaves turning red and yellow.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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39 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Since visitors cannot enter Harvard buildings, the best way to taste the spirit of this great university is to visit the yard, its surroundings and Harvard Square.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

But You really cannot "pahk your cah in Hahvard Yahd" It is a quadrangle of residence halls. Great for walking and for walking your bike through. The John Harvard Statue is a popular photo op.

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Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

We set out to compare both the Yale and Harvard campus tours within a couple days time. There are a few options for tours of Harvard but we elected the official tour provided by current students. This was apples to apples to the Yale tour we took. We were expecting much more from the Harvard tour. Unfortunately, it was rather... More

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