We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

California Institute of Technology

Is this your business?
1200 E California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91125-0001
+1 626-395-6811
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Great walk through

This is a lovely place for walking exploration. The combination of classic Spanish architecture and... read more

Reviewed May 18, 2016
WendyCob
,
Pasadena, California
Here for MENSA exam

Lovely campus, very unique esp the library,. Nothing Hi Tech I could see in campus, near... read more

Reviewed May 4, 2016
spacetourist
,
La Canada Flintridge, California
Read all 106 reviews
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Overview
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good23%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“cal tech” (11 reviews)
“faculty club” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
1200 E California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91125-0001
CONTACT
Website
+1 626-395-6811
Write a Review
Reviews (106)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

21 - 30 of 77 reviews

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,...More

Thank WendyCob
Reviewed May 4, 2016

Lovely campus, very unique esp the library,. Nothing Hi Tech I could see in campus, near classrooms or Library Clean classrooms, strict stds for class use. Best place for side classes IE MENSA exam, events, unique academic testing aside std attendance, which is $$$$ to...More

Thank spacetourist
Reviewed April 27, 2016

Cal Tech is one of the best schools in the country, and unlike many fine schools is located in a nice ares, rather than a slum. The buildings are striking and the grounds are well kept.

Thank ReallyLoveTraveling
Reviewed April 23, 2016

There are seismographs to check out in the lobby of Seismo, koi ponds, tree lined walkways, a private club, lots of history, and a nice (if not exactly cheap) student cafeteria and beautiful architecture. Olive walk, the Athenaeum, libraries, and water features - all worth...More

Thank swbabe13
Reviewed April 22, 2016

Love to visit Cal Tech when over in Pasadena and time allows. Easy to find just south of Colorado Boulevard a few blocks. Pleasant campus to walk about and explore - lots of greenery. Parking is available as is food on campus. Worth a visit!...More

Thank David B L
Reviewed April 20, 2016

It is exciting to walk on the same walkways as Einstein did 90 years ago. He lived at 707 S. Oakland St. close to Caltech, a small indescript house. Take a pleasant walk around the campus. It should increase your IQ by 10%. After all...More

1  Thank Art C
Reviewed March 28, 2016

I live near CalTech and take a walk everyday with my kids. The collage is not so big, so it is really family friendly campus. We love turtles and docks in the pond.

Thank hanjunshin
Reviewed March 25, 2016

Walking around this campus was a joy. We enjoyed the touring several of the building and learning about their history. The on campus park was nice to see and walk through.

Thank kansas_traveler38815
Reviewed March 15, 2016

Big campus, nice buildings from different periods and a good selection of t-shirts, gadgets and books

Thank Joy0906
Reviewed March 15, 2016

If you are a Genius IQ, and oriental, you would love to go to this place..If you are stupid, I don't recommend it..try PCC, or the Marines....

Thank Aston B
Nearby
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
REAL FOOD DAILY
50 reviews
.47 miles away
Pie n' Burger
142 reviews
.35 miles away
Athenaeum
39 reviews
.23 miles away
Bengees Ice Cream Crafters
9 reviews
.47 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Rose Parade
61 reviews
.96 miles away
Pasadena Playhouse
103 reviews
.90 miles away
Pasadena City College Flea Market
16 reviews
.74 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from California Institute of Technology staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit