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“Wow! I never imagined!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Stanford University

Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA 94305
650-723-2300
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Ranked #1 of 19 Attractions in Palo Alto
Type: Educational Sites, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: Breeding ground for Silicon Valley businesses. The founders of Hewlett Packard, Yahoo!, and Sun Microsystems all passed through the doors of this institution.
Liberty, Missouri
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“Wow! I never imagined!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

When I asked my Mountain View kids to swing me by Stanford University for a look, I had no idea it would mean lots of walking in a park-like atmosphere and taking an elevator high in the sky. But that's what happened. Apparently, Stanford boasts a huge variety of trees in a setting that is not only shady but inviting. People are outside everywhere on this huge expanse of campus. The place is alive!
The buildings are California gorgeous, especially the carillon tower that gives you a birds-eye view of the entire school. Guides are friendly and the whole atmosphere makes you feel that learning can indeed, be fun.

Visited January 2013
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“Beautiful campus!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013 via mobile

The campus is beautiful and easy to navigate. There are many free shuttles that can take you around the campus. There's a lot of construction around the hospital so try to no go at peak hospital hours or you may be stuck in traffic.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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“Amazing campus”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Well signed, easy to get around, stimulating environment. Place is well maintained, hospital is currently under construction.

Visited January 2013
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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“Unique architecture!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Stanford University is the most beautiful campus I have seen and studied at. I love the unique Romanesque style architecture around campus, which consists of rectangular stone buildings linked by arcades of half-circle stone arches. One of the most prominent landmarks is the Hoover Tower, a 285 ft tower that has nine floors of libraries and three floors of offices. It has an observation deck from where one can see the San Franciscan skyline on a clear day. Another landmark is the magnificent Stanford Memorial Church, located in the main quad. The church spiritually inspires those attending campus on a daily basis serving as a point of interest to many visitors from all over the world. Stanford University is a beautiful setting to study in, not to mention its very high-standard faculties. If ever in the Bay Area Ca, take the time to visit this amazing campus.

Visited October 2012
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Beautiful setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013 via mobile

Was here for an Executive Programme. The grounds are well worth a wander. The architecture is interesting. Explore looking for all the sculptures. Well worth a tour

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