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“A very nice college town” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Oberlin College

Oberlin College
173 W Lorain St, Oberlin, OH 44074
(440) 775-8121
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Ranked #2 of 13 things to do in Oberlin
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Conway, South Carolina
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50 reviews 50 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“A very nice college town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

The college gives alot to see and do but need to check what is available on their web site. The Observatory is great for young and old, THe town has a lot of history for all races to see and enjoy.

Visited December 2012
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Weymouth, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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“Beautiful college”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

I work at a very small college with only three buildings. I live in Oberlin and am so happy to be able to walk around on this beautiful campus, attend events, and belong to their fitness center. I love Oberlin College!

Visited July 2012
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Ohio USA
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“College Town with Charm”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

The town of Oberlin as well as the College have much to offer - from art to music to architecture to history. Just a walk around town will reveal many beautiful buildings, some with hidden treasures like the collonade behind Bosworth Hall with the sculpted faces of past Oberlin professors, to the Japanese pond and garden behind the music conservatory. Then there's the Oberlin Art Museum, a Renissance building with a surprisingly complete collection of art along with a quiet courtyard which few people visit. Free music concerts are scheduled year round - the best at beautiful Finney Chapel. You will find history commemorated in Oberlin from the missionaries who died for their faith, to World War I and II veterans to memorials to the Underground Railroad, the Civil War and the civil rights movement. The shops are eclectic and include a used book store, an old fashioned five and dime, antique stores, bead stores, and candy shops. And all are set around the beautiful central square of grass, large trees and brick walks. There are many other hidden treasures in Oberlin, but you're going to have to visit yourself to discover them.

Visited August 2012
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Kelleys Island, OH
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“Felt as though we were out East at Harvard”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

Pristine campus, wonderful surroundings. Were with relatives visiting the College with their soon to be college bound daughter.

Visited May 2012
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Lorain, Ohio
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“School for the gifted arts lovers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

Really cool college town setting, small, old time stores and theatre. Fanatastic school for the arts. Known World-wide. Walking down the streets will bring back memories if you are old enough.

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