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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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Look for the names on the buildings

The legacy of MIT is in part found by understanding the names on the buildings, the uses of the buildings, and the functions of the Institute's research centers.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The legacy of MIT is in part found by understanding the names on the buildings, the uses of the buildings, and the functions of the Institute's research centers.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were looking forward to visiting MIT, but were a little disappointed in the tour options for non-students. MIT provides a handy map that you can use to help guide you around campus but the descriptions are very hard to read. For such a renowned university, I had hoped for a more formalized tour or audio guide.

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Franklin, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place ro spend couple of hours if you are in the area. Perfect spot for geekheads and young scientists. If you are not into science and technologu go somewhere else.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So many visitors to the area are looking to visit Harvard. Just a half hour by foot or 5 minutes by metro from Harvard is MIT. The architecture is modern, funky and a bit on the alternative side. The Office of Admissions provides a free tour at 10am and 2pm, Monday through Friday. You need to register online. https://institute-events.mit.edu/visit/tours Alternatively,... More 

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Fishers, IN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Boston for vacation and took our teenaged son to MIT. Let's just say it looks like a campus where engineering and other very technical majors dominate. Most of the buildings wouldn't strike people as beautiful. Apparently someone told them they needed to spice things up...we ran across this highly unusual building that looked like something out of... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a beautiful campus. The site, overlooking the Charles, can't be beat. Great for a picnic on the great lawn. But the real treat is the architecture and art all over campus. Some think that the chapel is one of the finest buildings in the US. Baker House (Aalto) was a breakthrough. Gehry and many other contemporary buildings. Sculpture... More 

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Greater Noida, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this Institute on a sunny day. The Institute is simply awesome. It has completed its 100 years. The rooms are huge. The lawns on the bank of river Charles are huge and awe inspiring. The weather was good and we enjoyed our visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Technological university, great campus, picturesque location next to the river, sailing club on the banks of the river.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did a tour here because we got a complementary ticket from doing the tour at Harvard. Very nice campus and cool projects that the students are building. Beautiful scenery of the Charles River and Downtown Boston.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just returned from a fabulous stay in Cambridge while visiting Boston. Just a short ten minute walk over the bridge into the Beacon Hill area. or hop on an inbound train and get into the heart of Boston in two stops. Loved the calmness over Harvard Square. Nice place to rest after a long day of shopping and taking in... More 

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