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“Surprising campus” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Davis Campus of the University of California

Davis Campus of the University of California
1 Shields Ave., Davis, CA
530/752-8111
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Ranked #2 of 8 Attractions in Davis
Type: Other, Cultural
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San Francisco
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“Surprising campus”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Though not having the majesty of UC Berkeley campus, this sprawling site is well-maintained and fun to walk. Watch out for the bicycles, though, as this is how most students get around.

Visited February 2013
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Davis, CA
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“Great place to spend a day”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

There are always lots of events going on every day. Make sure you check out the Arboretum. My kids like to go to the bowling alley under the student union.

Visited February 2013
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Folsom, California
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“the largest UC campus”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Not sure what you can say about this campus that would elevate my review to something other than "average." The campus itself is the largest in the UC system, so you can walk and walk and walk and see many multi-story buildings where students live, study and learn. The campus is relatively flat, so no problem to walk wherever you want to go. The Mondavi Performing Arts Center, which is on the edge of the campus nearest I-80, hosts world-class musicians, speakers, and artistic ensembles.

Visited February 2013
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Sonoma County
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“Very Nice Campus”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

UC Davis is a large campus, very neat and modern. People travel around largely on foot or by bike, in fact they do that throughout the town as well. If you are new to the campus pull a map off the internet before you go, it will make finding things much easier.

Visited January 2013
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Fair Oaks, California
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“A little bit of hippy surrounded by horses”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Go to the Student Union, get a jalapeno bagel with egg salad, sit in the quad and watch the students rush by on foot or bike. It's a huge, lovely, zany campus. Don't forget to go to the Gorman Museum in Hart Hall for amazing exhibits! It's free!

Visited January 2013
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