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Duke University

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nice sports hall of fame

there is a nice sports hall of fame at duke. when you think of duke sports you think of basketball but they have won national championships in a lot of other sports. some sport... read more

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

there is a nice sports hall of fame at duke. when you think of duke sports you think of basketball but they have won national championships in a lot of other sports. some sport more than basketball. explore and read for your self.

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hickory, nc
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A unified beauty and peace enwraps the campus. Plantings and horticulture complement stone architecture.

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Chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On a college trip, we visited Duke. One thing to note, you should use a map app to locate visitor parking ,which is paid. We parked along the outer ring and walked up and down giant hills all day. The Admissions Office is at the bottom of one such giant hill. Wear good walking shoes.

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Cohutta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This renowned school is hands down one of the most beautiful campuses if not THE most beautiful campus in the U.S. The stone buildings are a storybook come to life. The libraries are amazing. I love the way the old outside of the buildings have a modern flair on the inside. It is a must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove over to campus, but were unable to find a place to park because the campus seems to be under construction from one end to the other. We drove by the Chapel and that was about as close as we were able to get to see the campus.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on a college tour, so we saw the whole West Campus. The area near the chapel was beautiful and peaceful on the July day we visited. The campus is a mix of old and new, and it is apparent that Duke works to keep its buildings in good repair.

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Stafford, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

"Duke is the 4th most beautiful campus in America according to higher education consultants! " We got a chance to confirm that statistic in May 2016 during our daughters college tour! The 8600 acre campus features highlights like the Duke Chapel and the Perkins Library. Nearly every building on the west side of campus was constructed with Collegiate Gothic architecture... More 

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Central Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The campus is simply stunning. The new hostpitals are very well designed a very open. The architecture is simply amazing.

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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loved the campus, it's so beautiful! Cameron Indoor Stadium is full of history. A walk across campus leaves little to be desired. It's just amazing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow.. Duke is UNREAL. Everything about the campus feels magical. The architecture is outstanding. The campus is very lively and there are many things and events to attend. During summer, it is not very crowded. During basketball season, it is extremely crowded. The students are incredibly friendly and will always help with directions or give advice. We love living close... More 

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