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“Surprisingly good food options at the museum” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cantor Arts Center

Cantor Arts Center
Lomita Dr. and Museum Way, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
650-723-4177
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Ranked #3 of 21 Attractions in Palo Alto
Type: Art Museums, Cultural
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Owner description: The Center presents a wide selection of art in 24 galleries, plus outdoor gardens, courtyards, and terraces. The Center's collection spans 5000 years and ranges from ancient China to the 21st century.
Woodside, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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“Surprisingly good food options at the museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Really nice place to end up after a *free* museum trip. Great outdoor seating, fresh, organic food options. I believe even the hotdogs are Nieman ranch - nice to have such an option for the kiddos.

Visited August 2012
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Palo Alto, California
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“Small yet interesting exhibits, and it's FREE!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

We've seen such a range of compelling exhibits over the years. There's a nice modern art collection, also. The Rodin Gates of Hell are outdoors. well lit in the afternoon light. Visits to the gift shop and the outdoor cafe complete your experience.

Visited February 2013
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Brookline, Massachusetts
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Great collection, friendly staff and on top of that is free. You can learn so much by visiting. We love going there.

Visited February 2013
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Liberty, Missouri
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“Rodin, Rodin, Rodin!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Located on the Stanford Campus, this is one museum you won't want to miss. I particularly enjoyed the Rodin sculpture garden and gallery. Later it was fun to check out the book and gift shop. Admittance was free which surprised me. Truly a lovely art museum.

Visited January 2013
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San Jose, California
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“Wonderful local day excursion -- with the kids or without”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

There is a surprisingly large collection of beautiful art. If you live relatively close to Stanford, it is a great way to spend half a day doing something fun and educational, with the kids or without.

Visited July 2012
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