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Brown University

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Address: 1 Prospect St, Providence, RI 02912
Phone Number: 401-863-1000
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Bloch and Lovecraft and Other Correspondents

Saw the opening of the Lovecraft Collection at the John Hay Library. Go! You will learn things you did not know and see some very interesting letters and art.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Queens Village, New York
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Queens Village, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Saw the opening of the Lovecraft Collection at the John Hay Library. Go! You will learn things you did not know and see some very interesting letters and art.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

I thought Harvard was nice but it doesn't hold a candle to brown. What an entrance, beautiful gates tucked back into the city on a quiet street. A must see if your in town even if it's just a drive by.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Love walking around the quad. The views here make you feel like you're in another country or have gone back in time. A short walk to the Providence Athenaeum or Thayer Street will round out your visit.

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The campus of Brown University is not particularly interesting when compared to, say, Harvard's, Yale's, or Columbia's campuses. But it's worth a walk through. Continue on to the street at the top of the campus (it's on a hill) where students hang out. Turning left there are good places to lunch; turning right some interesting architecture.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The campus spreads out over many blocks. This is a beautiful campus and has so many cute shops on Thayer street. The parking is difficult.

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Such a nice, calm walk. Beside the campus, one can admire the perfectly victorian houses of the neighborhood. Try to start or finish your visit in a restaurant or creamery on Thayer street.

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Bernardsville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Terrific tour given by a Brown student! Great information session. Beautiful campus in an interesting city.

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Winchester, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Brought my daughter on an unguided walk around. Beautiful campus. Lots of shops and restaurants close by.

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San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This is a beautiful school in beaucolic setting. It seems to cover many acres and I wonder how difficult it must be for students or staff to get from one part of the school to an other. Family member went to school here so we visited. The tour is interesting and worth taking even if you have no intention of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

one of the best schools in the world,Brown U. is set in the hills above Prov.RI..It is known as a great school for teaching students from all over the world and has a large campus spread over many acres of land and buildings. The school is also one of the worlds oldest places of education and is highly respected by... More 

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