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“Don't miss the free Caltech historical campus tour!”

California Institute of Technology
Ranked #9 of 66 things to do in Pasadena
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed June 16, 2013

One of the little known treasures in Pasadena is the free architectural and historical campus tour of Caltech. The Caltech Architectural Tour Service (CATS), a branch of the Caltech Women's Club, offers free public tours on the 4th Thursday of the month, except during July and August. Tours may be also scheduled by special request.

The tour covers the history of Caltech, its founders, and how the early campus architecture reflected Pasadena and the academic research that took place inside the buildings. See exquisite historical buildings with stunning ceilings, mosaics, and richly detailed finishes. For more information check www.its.caltech.edu/archtour/CATS/Welcome.html.

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Reviewed June 3, 2013

Nice spacious campus, a small community but very vibrant. Nice place to study in. Campus is close knitted and warm.

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Reviewed February 17, 2013

This university has a beautiful campus. We don't have a park nearby, but this campus is even better than a park. I've also visited meetings and concerts here and have always had a good experience.

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Reviewed January 1, 2013

There's a Friday night beer garden in the summer at the Atheneum Club. You have to be a guest or member to attend, but it's a delightful Pasadena experience. The campus is beautiful, and with people eating and drinking and little kids running around playing on the greens -- it's one of my favorite summer experiences.

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Reviewed December 31, 2012

Beautiful, lovely grounds and buildings, students from all over the world...very intelligent people,

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