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“Amazing, and Free!”
Review of Cantor Arts Center

Cantor Arts Center
Ranked #2 of 38 things to do in Palo Alto
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Center presents a wide selection of art in 24 galleries, plus outdoor gardens, courtyards, and terraces. The Center's collection spans 5000 years and ranges from ancient China to the 21st century.
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Amazing, and Free!”
Reviewed November 3, 2012

This museum has quality exhibits, and is completely free. What's not to like about that?

The Cantor Arts Center has some amazing permanent exhibits (several Rodins, ancient artifacts, etc.) as well as new exhibits every few months. I go there frequently because I know I'm going to see something new there that I absolutely love. You can spends hours here or just go for a quick walkthrough. And be sure to check out the adjoining cafe for some killer grassfed beef burgers!

Visited August 2012
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Portola Valley, California
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38 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A secret many people do not know of”
Reviewed October 31, 2012

Wonder outside statures art., The inside is very informative and often has rotating exhibits. Here is where you find out the history of Leland Stanford!

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Toronto, Canada
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88 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“exciting inside and out”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

Wonderful mix of things to see. Opportunity to sit outside and enjoy the exhibits and talk to other people who were there.

Visited October 2012
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Menlo Park, CA
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119 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Fine museum at the university”
Reviewed October 17, 2012

The permanent collections are worth a visit, but the temporary exhibits are the real draw. The museum is world-famed for its Rodin collection.

Visited June 2012
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Portland, OR
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329 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“A Must while in Palo Alto”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

This free art museum on the Stanford campus is a 'must see' when you're in the Stanford area. There are three Rodin galleries plus an outdoor sculpture garen.

Visited September 2012
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