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“Prettiest Campus in New England” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bowdoin College

Bowdoin College
Brunswick, ME
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Ranked #1 of 20 things to do in Brunswick
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Owner description: This small, elite college is located in Brunswick.
Westchester County, New York
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“Prettiest Campus in New England”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Even if you don't have a child searching for a college to attend, it's worth a stop to see this most beautiful campus. Some buildings date to the early 1800s, and many are open to the public. Don't miss the special chapel with pews that are parallel to the main aisle. Two museums, an art museum and an arctic museum, are also must sees. Free tours given by students are available though the admissions office on campus.

Visited May 2014
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Brunswick, Maine
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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“Community Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

One of the best experiences in and around Brunswick Maine is to sample the offerings Bowdoin College make to the wider community. Be it music, art, lectures - and it's often free of charge - it's all a joy.

Visited January 2014
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New York
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“Bowdoin College and the Arts”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Bowdoin College is one of the best small liberal arts colleges in the United States. Take advantage of the phenomenal music venue and concerts as well as the museums - the Bowdoin Art Museum and the Arctic Museum. The dining halls serve students the best rated college food in the US! There is lots to see on campus, several restaurants on Maine Street and the coastal environs as well to discover.

Visited December 2013
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Brewster, Massachusetts
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“Arctic Museum is very cool”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We really enjoyed the displays and stories about the Peary/MacMillan exploration of the Arctic. The free information pamphlets are an added bonus.

Visited November 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Good museums”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

The college campus is lovely with some great buildings. There are two very good museums to visit and both are free. The Museum of Art has a great permanent collection plus other displays. The Peary-Mac Millan Arctic Museum opposite is very interesting, well done and worth a visit.

Visited October 2013
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