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Hoover Tower

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Address: Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA 95319
Phone Number: 209-242-6947
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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This 285-foot tower furnishes an outstanding view and houses the Hoover...

This 285-foot tower furnishes an outstanding view and houses the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace.

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Great view, quite the centerpiece of a fine university.

The tower which actually a large library is a very nice centerpiece to the school. Of course we took photos in front of it as well, with the fountain at the road. Great view of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
RANDY A
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Norcross, Georgia
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Norcross, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The tower which actually a large library is a very nice centerpiece to the school. Of course we took photos in front of it as well, with the fountain at the road. Great view of the nearby area from the top of the tower.

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Frederick, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to tour the tallest building on the campus of Stanford University, arrive early as it closes at 4 PM. Be aware that there is also ongoing construction around the tower. Parking is scarce around the tower as well as restrictive to visitors. Pay attention to signs to avoid tickets and be prepared to park further away than... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'd lived in the Bay Area for a good part of my life and had never visited Stanford. Amaing campus and a great view of it all from Hoover Tower. If you're in the area or on campus, check it out.

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Burlingame, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited our friend at Stanford and it appears that those who work/study at Stanford can bring two visitors to Hoover Tower with them for free. We were with a baby and you can't bring stroller inside but should leave outside(((( and you can't bring bags with you as well - you just leave your belongings on the floor inside(... More 

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Herbert Hoover, a graduate from the first graduating class at Stanford, call his university "the best place in the world." He went on to help feed needy people in war torn Europe after both world wars and promote peace throughout his life. To see the university from the top of the towel named in his honor is a real treat.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Its 3$ to enter, cash only. The personal is very friendly. Was interesting to learn about Herbert Hoover and to see the campus from the observatory deck on the top of the tower.

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Groveland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

The tower was closed for a very long time and I finally got a chance to go. they still weren't letting people up that done it's been about ten fifteen years since I was able to go to the tower still as amazing as historic.h highly recommend it

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

The three hundred and sixty degree view of the campus and surrounding bay area is captivating. There is not much of a wait and the docents do a good job of getting everyone up and down the elevator. It was fun to see the bells and I look forward to hearing them some day. The bonus on this visit included... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

We only viewed the tower from below, but it looked like others had gone up into the tower to enjoy the view.

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Navi Mumbai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

A must visit and see place when you visit Stanford. This gives a full view of the campus. The entire campus can be seen as the tower gives a full 360 degree view.

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