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Hoover Tower

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Address: Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA 95319
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+1 209-242-6947
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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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History and Great Views

The views from the Hoover Tower are amazing, especially on clear blue sky days like we had yesterday. We could see all the way to San Francisco. Great views of the Stanford... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Michael O
Murphy, Texas
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Palo Alto, California
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65 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I wouldn't go out of my way to see this but if you are the campus the view from the tower is nice and gives a good idea of the Stanford Campus and surrounding Silicon Valley. The building also has a museum dedicted to Herbert Hoover.

Thank Richard M
Bhubaneswar, India
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277 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A tower with history descriptions about president Hoover. There is an elevator to the top. Nice view of Stanford campus.Somebody said meetings of a think tank of top rated people arranged here.not sure about it.

Thank sanjaya58
Murphy, Texas
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300 reviews
110 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The views from the Hoover Tower are amazing, especially on clear blue sky days like we had yesterday. We could see all the way to San Francisco. Great views of the Stanford campus. $4 admission. Elevator to the top. Lot of historical information about the Hoover Presidency. Worth the trip.

Thank Michael O
Biberach (Riss), Germany
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36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can recommend this site, both for its beautiful views of the area but also for the small exhibit about President Hoover. The staff was excellent, well informed and very friendly. I can really recommend asking them questions! Very fun and helpful group.

Thank jmstudts
Sugar Land, Texas
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296 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2017

Great view of the campus...on a sunny day. Moderate charge to get in. Great perspective of the surrounding area

Thank Rockdoc7
Tel Aviv, Israel
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2017

The tower may seem like just another tower but it isn't. The guides are excellent and the stories they tell are worth listening to. The view of Stanford is exhilarating . You leave the tower tour with a wow feeling

Thank allan1949
Palo Alto, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed March 3, 2017

The observation platform which is on the 14th floor of he Hoover Tower will afford you wonderful views of virtually the entire Bay Area on a clear day. You will be able to see San Francisco, Berkley, all the bridges which span of the Bay, and (of course) all of Stanford's campus and The Dish on the hills located behind... More 

Thank kevinlortie
Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2017

Open during the day and worth the small fee to go to the top for a 360 degree view of Stanford University and the surrounding area. On a clear day you can see the buildings of San Francisco. Bring binoculars. Once on top you can stay as long as you want. There are a couple of rooms at the base... More 

Thank Lynn Z
Tyler, Texas
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Reviewed February 28, 2017

During a recent visit to San Jose - Monterey area, we wanted to visit the Stanford campus. We were not disappointed in this gorgeous campus. We did not go inside the tower, but the architecture is great.

Thank Jim P
Serampore, WB, INDIA
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37 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 26, 2017

I still remember the amazing view of Stanford from the top. The tower is beautiful. There is a big bell at the topmost floor. Which rings on special day.

Thank Shaunakdass

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