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Hoover Tower

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Stanford and vicinity

Stanford and vicinity is the place to visit by yourself, or with family and kids. Hoover Tower is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Alex B
Palo Alto, California
Historical place

Historical place, part of Stanford University classical view. I just knew you can go up to last... read more

Reviewed July 6, 2019
Monterey, California
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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 4 weeks ago

Stanford and vicinity is the place to visit by yourself, or with family and kids. Hoover Tower is very interesting place as well, particularly if you like history, and specifically Russian history - you can find there rare exibits

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Alex B
Reviewed July 6, 2019 via mobile

Historical place, part of Stanford University classical view. I just knew you can go up to last floor (paying about 4 dollars), there is a viewpoint where you can see all very nice Stanford University campus, fortunately was a clear, nice weather day.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

Went to Stanford on Sunday for a bike ride. Saw that the Tower was open and decided to go in. I had not do this since I was a kid. Cost $4 per person. You go up the elevator and look out the arches. Great...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed March 1, 2019 via mobile

The view from the top is AMAZING. I got there when the weather was great and clear, and I could see the San Francisco skyline from there.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 27, 2019

Good to visit.surroundings are very clean and attractive.can visit with family and friends.Enjoy the visit

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dhanpatraj D
Reviewed February 10, 2019 via mobile

Beautiful view of Stanford campus, Palo Alto and Sam Francisco bay from top of the tower. Very nice experience on a clear day. No lines usually. Definitely stop by if on campus, great pictures!

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 10, 2019 via mobile

A short elevator ride will take you up to an observation platform with a 360 degrees view of Stanford University and SiliconValley on a clear day you can see San Jose and San Francisco. At the lobby level there are 2 exhibits for President Hoover...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 19, 2019

The tower as architecture is not appealing. The view from the top is wonderful. It provides 360 degree view of the area.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kamen S
Reviewed January 13, 2019

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
Thank permia
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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Ravi L
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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.