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“a lame tour of a beatiful place”
Review of West Point Tours

West Point Tours
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
San Francisco, California
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“a lame tour of a beatiful place”
Reviewed September 25, 2012

We wanted to see West Point, its campus, and its student life - so we took the 2 hour tour. What we got what almost an hour in the cemetery. The stories we heard there were amusing enough, but really, what is the point of visiting West Point to stand in a graveyard for nearly 1/2 the tour?

When we finally got to the main campus, we weren't allowed to come anywhere close to the student buildings. One gets to see the beautiful Trophy Point (a beautiful view of the Hudson) and see the parade ground, but the buildings are far away, and so, for the most part are the cadets.

Our tour guide was capable and energetic, but there isn't much information about what West Point is actually like to attend. She had to resort to citing an article from a local newspaper about certain aspects of the school. Really? This tour company has the sole tour license to show West Point and the best it can do is get information from a newspaper?

Take the tour for the scenery, but don't expect much - either in information or in what you can see - of campus life.

Visited September 2012
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Savannah, GA/ Scottsdale, AZ
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“USMA is worth the drive!”
Reviewed September 13, 2012 via mobile

The most historic, breath taking university I have ever toured! Tons and tons of history. Lee, Grant, Patton... The best of the best went to school here. On top of that, it sits on the beautiful S turn on the Hudson River! Up state NY is beautiful to see in the Fall! Catch a football game or hockey match! Fun!

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Texas
Level 6 Contributor
1,462 reviews
531 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 522 helpful votes
“Take The Two Hour Tour”
Reviewed September 13, 2012

They offer a one or two hour tour and we recommend the two hour. Our guide was super with a great knowledge of the academy, history and local area. The ride around the campus provided an overview of the large size of the full installation. Much more than a school, a strong hold point during the revolution. We saw several buildings, cemetery, chapels, parade grounds and cadets working

Visited September 2012
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Pennsylvania
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119 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 293 helpful votes
“Good Tour”
Reviewed September 9, 2012

The one-hour tour was good, but not outstanding. We heard a few basic facts and made three stops, but nothing in depth. We weren't allowed into any buildings except the chapel. We didn't really get a feel for a cadet's life. I thought $13 was too high a price. But glad I did it.

Visited September 2012
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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Spectacular!”
Reviewed September 5, 2012

We made a day trip out of this from the Philadelphia area. My step son has desires to got o West Piont and knows he will have to work very hard to achieve so we took him for a look. The beauty of the double s turn in the Hudson is spectacular. The guided tour was very informative and worth the price. we did the 2 hour tour and had a well versed tourguide who actualy went there, Custers grave site is there and we really enjoyed the cemetary walk if no one is having a burial that day they do the walk otherwise its off limits to the tour.

Visited August 2012
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