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“Breathtaking views.”
Review of Hoover Tower

Hoover Tower
Ranked #4 of 40 things to do in Palo Alto
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Owner description: This 285-foot tower furnishes an outstanding view and houses the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace.
Salinas, CA
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Breathtaking views.”
Reviewed December 26, 2012

For a small fee, you can have the exhilarating experience of seeing the bay area from high above the Stanford campus. The viewing area is open except for metal gratings which allows you to feel the air. Scary for those of us afraid of heights, but awesome nonetheless.

Visited August 2012
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SF BAY AREA
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Nice Place to Visit!”
Reviewed December 25, 2012

While at Stanford, stop by the Hoover Tower..amazing views and nice historical perspectives...enjoyed it!

Visited October 2012
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Davis, Calif.
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Nice views on a nice day”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

I spent three years at Stanford as a grad student & had never gone up the Tower. Finally did on a recent trip with family, and it was really pretty fun. Killer views from the top. You can see SF on a clear day. If you're afraid of heights it can be a little weird -- they have these scary gates along the side that made this slightly heights-phobic person feel all tingly inside (and not in a good way). But it was worth the weird tingles. Good for kids.

Visited November 2012
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Seoul, South Korea
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Must visit!”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

I finished my three hour visit to Stanford going to the Hoover Tower. The day was perfect, no clouds. What an experience! You pay USD2.00 per person and you can hear a short history about it and spend some time on the top. Perfect campus view!

Visited October 2012
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Palo Alto, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Iconic image of Stanford University”
Reviewed October 17, 2012

People from all over the world flock to see Stanford, and Hoover Tower is at its heart. It's instantly recognizable and always surrounded by Japanese tourists.

Visited October 2012
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