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“Pack walking shoes!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Stanford University

Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA 94305
650-723-2300
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Ranked #1 of 21 Attractions in Palo Alto
Type: Educational Sites
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.
Fair Oaks, California
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“Pack walking shoes!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Fountains, benches, inspirational sayings, totem poles, this campus has it all and so beautifully laid out. They're careful with natural resources as well.

Visited February 2013
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Edmonton, Canada
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“Awesome!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Beautiful campus. Friendly people. Lots to see. Stop in at the visitor information for a map to tour on your own or have a student tour you around. Tours are about an hour, but they only go three times a day ( I believe).

Visited January 2013
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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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San Francisco
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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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