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Stanford University

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Address: 450 Serra Mall, Palo Alto, CA 94305
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Sun 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
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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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Beautiful University Campus

Peaceful, modern campus. Excellent bookstore offering Campus clothing, books, coffee shop and technology. 2 minutes walking to lots of campus fast food places, but the real value... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Laguna Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Peaceful, modern campus. Excellent bookstore offering Campus clothing, books, coffee shop and technology. 2 minutes walking to lots of campus fast food places, but the real value is walking around the beautiful, tree filled campus commonly seen in the Stanford logo. We visit many Universities worldwide, some for history i.e. UK, Ireland and Europe, but from an asthmatic perspective Stanford... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Have been visiting Stanford U [from Sydney Australia] for over 4 decades. One of the worlds great learning institutions. Very attractive campus with numerous outstanding buildings and attractions. The University Chapel is one and the Cantor Arts Center is another, of many other attractions. The Rodin Sculpture Garden is simply outstanding...some 20 Rodins [out of a total of some 200!]... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time exploring Stanford's grounds while on a guided tour, definitely a great motivator for a high school student! Our tour started with semi-formal presentation by a faculty member and answered all possible questions about application & admissions process. After a short break we continued by feet for about a mile and a half walk guided by... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Grand campus, beautiful park and historic buildings. Famous tech names on buildings such as Hewlett, Packard, Gates.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the Margarite from the Alto Paulo station to downtown... really glad to see the uni campus. Have a wonderful time.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My first time getting an official tour at this prestigious university. The campus ground and buildings are well kept. My dining experience was wonderful. The food taste fresh and the price is reasonable. You might not want to drive here since parking is limited. So, it's better to get here by public transportation, you will find the CalTrain station within... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Attended a conference of the Stanford Social Innovation Review. It was held at the Stanford Alumni Center, which is a beautiful facility. The campus is gorgeous - art deco inspired buildings, beautiful landscaping. You can approach the campus on Palm Drive, which has masonry gates and an allee of royal palms - very scenic. The campus is environmentally friendly and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was disheartened to learn that the campus, while gorgeous, is very quiet on the weekend. So quiet that we couldn't find anywhere for our youngest to use the bathroom, that was clean, or anywhere open to eat lunch. The campus is absolutely gorgeous. The few people we did meet were very kind.

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Izmir, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wish I studied here!. Amazing campus. You don't need to be a genius to figure that out ;) The world should thank to Leland and Jane Stanford for creating this fine institution in this amazing setting. Place to be...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazed by the buildings especially the face of the church. It was all mosaic tiles and just incredible. This was where Steve Jobs funeral was held. A friend of ours is doing her PhD there and she showed us around. There were several people doing tours around the campus so it is definitely worth a visit. Put on your walking... More 

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