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“Go for the view” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hoover Tower

Hoover Tower
Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA 95319
209-242-6947
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Ranked #6 of 36 things to do in Palo Alto
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Owner description: This 285-foot tower furnishes an outstanding view and houses the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace.
Palo Alto, California
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12 reviews
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“Go for the view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

You can see to San Francisco on a clear day, which Palo Alto brags many of. And fun to see the campus. Parking is a nightmare, bring lots of quarters.

Visited September 2012
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Salinas, CA
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“Breathtaking views.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

For a small fee, you can have the exhilarating experience of seeing the bay area from high above the Stanford campus. The viewing area is open except for metal gratings which allows you to feel the air. Scary for those of us afraid of heights, but awesome nonetheless.

Visited August 2012
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SF BAY AREA
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“Nice Place to Visit!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

While at Stanford, stop by the Hoover Tower..amazing views and nice historical perspectives...enjoyed it!

Visited October 2012
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Davis, Calif.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Nice views on a nice day”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

I spent three years at Stanford as a grad student & had never gone up the Tower. Finally did on a recent trip with family, and it was really pretty fun. Killer views from the top. You can see SF on a clear day. If you're afraid of heights it can be a little weird -- they have these scary gates along the side that made this slightly heights-phobic person feel all tingly inside (and not in a good way). But it was worth the weird tingles. Good for kids.

Visited November 2012
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“Must visit!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

I finished my three hour visit to Stanford going to the Hoover Tower. The day was perfect, no clouds. What an experience! You pay USD2.00 per person and you can hear a short history about it and spend some time on the top. Perfect campus view!

Visited October 2012
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