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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

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Address: 77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
Phone Number: 617 253 1000
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One of the world's leading educational institutions, with an emphasis on...

One of the world's leading educational institutions, with an emphasis on math and sciences, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is located on the banks of the Charles River. The M.I.T. campus includes many modern buildings designed by famous architects and is worth exploring.

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Gorgeous campus filled with art

I strolled along the MIT campus to enjoy the city and was pleasantly surprised to find so much art. They had buildings that were open to the public to view displays as well as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Providence, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I strolled along the MIT campus to enjoy the city and was pleasantly surprised to find so much art. They had buildings that were open to the public to view displays as well as sculptures. It was a nice way to spend a couple of hours in the afternoon.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited MIT right after Harvard and were a bit underwhelmed. The architecture is unique but the campus lacks the special feel of Harvard. We did a self tour so it's possible the experience would be enhanced by taking a tour, but if you only have time for one of the schools in Cambridge, choose Harvard.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

You can book at our or walk by yourself....impressive bookstore and make sure to check out the bookstore for your MIT shirt.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

MIT's campus along the Charles River is a scenic and beautiful place to visit. Being along the water adjacent to Memorial Drive, it affords splendid views of the Boston skyline. In my opinion, it is much more scenic compared to Harvard's older and more congested campus. MIT contains a mix of classical and more modern buildings, including the Frank Gehry... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When your traveling to Boston, MIT is one of the best places to look around especially if you have children who wants to take a free college tour. You will start with admission sessions at 10 am, then campus tour at 11am. You will be guided by knowledgeable students who will show you around the campus. The weird designed buildings... More 

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Le Cannet, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Impressive visit to MIT where you can go there and visit more or less everything you want. This is an interesting experience which gives you a good view on all topics studied there. Recommend a stop there for an hour or so.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My teenage Son wanted to see MIT so we drove around on our way to Cambridge one morning. We stopped to get the photo of the dome from the road and it sparked a conversation and lesson on Roman numerals, which has been revived every time we see them on a building.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We wondered around MIT, especially along the water front. This has some of the best views of Boston. Some of the University buildings are open to the public, so water and restrooms are available.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only got to ride around but did visit the "Coop" bookstore and school store. Great folks, all very friendly .

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Leuven, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Strolling around this inspiring place. Great! Open buildings, open atmosphere, people take pride in helping you around with directions.

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