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Stanford University

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Address: 450 Serra Mall, Palo Alto, CA 94305-2004
Phone Number: 650 723 2300
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Breeding ground for Silicon Valley businesses. The founders of Hewlett...

Breeding ground for Silicon Valley businesses. The founders of Hewlett Packard, Yahoo!, and Sun Microsystems all passed through the doors of this institution.

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Wonderful Salsa music and dancing at Bing Hall

This was a terrific evening! Outstanding live music with a large dance floor in the atrium. Food trucks and bars were setup outside.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
855antoinettec
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Sunol, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Don't know what is inside the buildings but the landscaped surroundings are first rate. Worth a walk around to admire the flora and several sculptures after you visit the art museum on the campus.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Four stars I went there with my dad brother and friend we all thought that it was a great and huge place of you really like sun then you have to go to Palo Alto it is always sunny over there and they have fancy hotels

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Sunol, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a terrific evening! Outstanding live music with a large dance floor in the atrium. Food trucks and bars were setup outside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I studied at the Stanford global school of business. I stayed at the Knight management center which is an awesome facility. I explored all the sports courts and walked up to the dish. a ride up the hoover tower was also grand. don't miss it when the clock strikes the hour! the cantor art museum has a fabulous collection. the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The campus tour was excellent! Our student guide was lively and engaging and informative. Campus was lush with beautifully kept buildings and landscaping. We were even more impressed after the tour.

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Austin, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

For some reason, people congregate on the front lawn like it is a park. So, the trash cans were overflowing. Ewww. However, once on the grounds, the campus is lovely. There were all types of groups walking around for various reasons...kids camps, campus visits, tourists, etc. The obligatory gift shop visit was fun and cozy. We were there for a... More 

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There is so much to see on this campus: Stanford church, Rodin statues (in front of the church & outside the Cantor), outdoor sculptures, gorgeous vegetation, very attractive new buildings. Parking is free after 6PM and visitor parking spots at other times. Viewing the "Burgers of Calais," "The Gates of Hell" and "The Thinker" is all free. Standing in the... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I go to walk around the campus on sunday , have to mention that sometimes the restrooms have not been open which i think is a bad thing but otherwise it is interesting an if you go when school is in session watch out for the bike riders as they don't stop for lunch you can have very many places... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are so glad we popped over to the campus before we left the city. It is truly unique compared to the grey stone and ivy-covered typical style of many Ivy League campuses.

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The largest University Campus in the world. The 8000 acre campus is filled with history, art and athletic educational facilities. Be sure to visit the Memorial Church and Hoover Tower.

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