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Hoover Tower

Closes in 29 min: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Our guide was a fount of knowledge, imparting fascinating details on the tower, university, its... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago

We were touring Stanford over the weekend, and this place is beautiful. Our daughter will be... read more

Reviewed November 24, 2018
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This 285-foot tower furnishes an outstanding view and houses the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace.
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Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA 95319
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our guide was a fount of knowledge, imparting fascinating details on the tower, university, its founder and the elite studentship. Marvellous vistas we enjoyed from the observation deck. The full extent of the vast campus was to be seen in the gorgeous clarity of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 24, 2018

We were touring Stanford over the weekend, and this place is beautiful. Our daughter will be attending Stanford next year, so we're really excited about coming back here often.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 15, 2018 via mobile

Easy ride up, small fee. Beautiful views - would have been better if not for the smoke from the fires. Very interesting to see the 4 octave bells and see music that can be played on them.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Hoover tower is very cool looking. We visited the campus last weekend and it was enjoyable! A must see!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

I love this place .very good customer service.When you go on top ,excellent view of the entire Stanford campus

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank deepajoseph7
Reviewed October 27, 2018

In the grounds of Stanford University is where you’ll find the Hoover Tower and for four dollars you can take the lift to the top. It gives great views over the campus and much further afield too. One thing worth mentioning is that visitors are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

Nice to see this while you are here in the area. You probably do not need to make a special trip for this.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mazemet
Reviewed September 4, 2018

For a very small fee you can take the elevator to the top where you can see San Francisco on a clear day. The observation deck is limited to about a dozen guests so there may be a wait. Parking is free on weekends.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Doug B
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

I live in Palo Alto and have twice brought visitors to the Hoover Tower, and both times we have found the ground floor staff to be officious. For example, we were standing aside to let some people pass us and the lift woman told us...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 22, 2018

I was attending an event at Stanford and bam! Hoover Tower!. I am ashamed that a bay area local like me never bother to come here before. This is certainly an area landmark with a rich history and worth spending several hours for a visit...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Ravi L
March 31, 2017|
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Response from jmstudts | Reviewed this property |
We were there on the weekend, an there was a lot of parking on campus. We parked near the visitors center. but there were many places closer. But I do not know about the permits required.