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“Wow! I never imagined!”

Stanford University
Ranked #1 of 38 things to do in Palo Alto
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Breeding ground for Silicon Valley businesses. The founders of Hewlett Packard, Yahoo!, and Sun Microsystems all passed through the doors of this institution.
Liberty, Missouri
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232 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Wow! I never imagined!”
Reviewed January 29, 2013

When I asked my Mountain View kids to swing me by Stanford University for a look, I had no idea it would mean lots of walking in a park-like atmosphere and taking an elevator high in the sky. But that's what happened. Apparently, Stanford boasts a huge variety of trees in a setting that is not only shady but inviting. People are outside everywhere on this huge expanse of campus. The place is alive!
The buildings are California gorgeous, especially the carillon tower that gives you a birds-eye view of the entire school. Guides are friendly and the whole atmosphere makes you feel that learning can indeed, be fun.

Visited January 2013
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San Francisco
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“Beautiful campus!”
Reviewed January 28, 2013 via mobile

The campus is beautiful and easy to navigate. There are many free shuttles that can take you around the campus. There's a lot of construction around the hospital so try to no go at peak hospital hours or you may be stuck in traffic.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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“Amazing campus”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

Well signed, easy to get around, stimulating environment. Place is well maintained, hospital is currently under construction.

Visited January 2013
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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“Unique architecture!”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Stanford University is the most beautiful campus I have seen and studied at. I love the unique Romanesque style architecture around campus, which consists of rectangular stone buildings linked by arcades of half-circle stone arches. One of the most prominent landmarks is the Hoover Tower, a 285 ft tower that has nine floors of libraries and three floors of offices. It has an observation deck from where one can see the San Franciscan skyline on a clear day. Another landmark is the magnificent Stanford Memorial Church, located in the main quad. The church spiritually inspires those attending campus on a daily basis serving as a point of interest to many visitors from all over the world. Stanford University is a beautiful setting to study in, not to mention its very high-standard faculties. If ever in the Bay Area Ca, take the time to visit this amazing campus.

Visited October 2012
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed January 16, 2013

I wandered around the Stanford campus while visiting my friend in Palo Alto. I love a good church and knew I had to step inside of this one. It was one of the most ornately decorated churches I've seen in the U.S. The mosaics were to die for, especially when the sunlight hit them and the gold seemed to light up. It's definitely a must-see while you're in the area.

Visited January 2013
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