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California Institute of Technology

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Address: 1200 E California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91125-0001
Phone Number: 626-395--6811
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Impressive University!

The campus is a little too quiet on a Monday morning. There didn't seem to be any summer session going on. We liked the neighborhood and the lush vegetation on campus. Saw a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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99 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The campus is a little too quiet on a Monday morning. There didn't seem to be any summer session going on. We liked the neighborhood and the lush vegetation on campus. Saw a lot of 'lab' buildings----may be a little too daunting for my son.

Thank luxetrip
Honolulu, Hawaii
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had to stop and walk around a bit. It is a very nice area and I would feel privileged if I attended this school.

Thank HULA2613
Langley, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted to go to Caltech because of the Big Bang Theory haha. The campus is very nice; a good way to spend an evening. They have a bookstore on site for all of your Caltech merch needs. The students are also very helpful and friendly :)

Thank muggle-traveller
Pasadena, California
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Caltech is a very beautiful place to visit, take walks, play on the lawn, ride a bicycle, have a snack, study.

1 Thank 111Jessica
Pasadena, California
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The campus is open for walking, just make sure you park on the street, not in campus parking lots. The architecture dates back a hundred years or so, and that's the most interesting part of the walk. They do have guided tours available through the admissions office almost every day, no charge, if you want to see inside some of... More 

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Claremont, California
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231 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

I don't know why this is listed as a TripAdvisor attraction, but I guess it's a nice place to visit! And lol, we drove by it. Visit it if you want to tour colleges!!

1 Thank Zachary W
Greenville, South Carolina
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118 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Campus visit earlier this month, no students were avail to give tour so we we were held hostage in visitor center for 2 hrs. You can do walking tour if you are so inclined, but no guidance or guide is offered. For a school of highly intelligent students who breath and sleep IT, the presentation was an extremely low tech... More 

Thank Vic S
Berlin, Germany
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

The campus is quite nice and invites to stroll around. It's an interesting mix of architectures, ranging from modern to fake greek temple style. There are a lot of hidden gems to find.

Thank PlanetGuy
Acton, Massachusetts, United States
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Caltech has a small, very walkable, beautiful campus. Its size belies its high concentration of mental power: this small campus has produced a disproportionate share of Nobel Prize winners in the sciences. The older buildings have a distinct Spanish influence (long corridors with wooden beams, carved doors, tiles, courtyards with pools and gardens), and beautifully landscaped gardens abound. An interesting... More 

1 Thank Agnes Q
Pasadena, California
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

This is a lovely place for walking exploration. The combination of classic Spanish architecture and modern is interesting. This is a fun adventure for children since there are big grassy areas and an amazing turtle and koi pond directly West of the Atheneum (faculty club, dining and events). The turtles come out of the pond to take bread from your... More 

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