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Stanford University

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Breeding ground for Silicon Valley businesses. The founders of Hewlett Packard, Yahoo!, and Sun Microsystems all passed through the doors of this institution.
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450 Serra Mall, Palo Alto, CA 94305-2004
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been to many university campuses... this is by far the best in terms of environment, history.. assumebly they are the best in education quality

Date of experience: March 2019
5  Thank halimkurt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The tour is about an hour long and give you a pretty food idea about the university, the students and the general atmosphere in Stanford. The guide was very kind and interesting.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank lotanp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful campus. They're doing a lot of construction so be aware of traffic. Also, there are many students riding their bikes and most of them don't understand who has the right of way (most think they do so drive defensively). We came here during parents'...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Gemmalyn000
Reviewed 10 February 2019 via mobile

I have visited more than 20 large and small colleges and universities throughout the years all over the country and Stanford is hands down the most beautiful one. Very peaceful, green with magnificent buildings in Spanish style with tile roof and terra-cotta. Statues of Rodin...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ldjs
Reviewed 9 February 2019 via mobile

I took a walk around the campus on a recent trip. It is nice. It looks older and is fairly spread out. An enjoyable walk of in the areas.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LostALot22
Reviewed 28 January 2019

We like to visit campuses across the U.S. on our travels. Stanford did not disappoint. It's nicely treed and has great architecture. Largely a bicycle campus - something to be aware of while walking the area. Athletic venues are all located at the campus perimeter...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 25 January 2019 via mobile

Enjoyed a peaceful moonlit walk around Stanford campus. The large campus has a feeling of grandeur because the buildings are well spaced and architecturally pleasing. The clock tower, the Spanish-style archways and the quads are beautiful places to walk around. In the central court Rodin’s...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BeginsInWonder
Reviewed 22 January 2019

Would highly recommend anyone walking through the campus of Stanford University especially a visit to the cathedral. It was very expansive, clean, and enjoyable.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Layne S
Reviewed 22 January 2019

A good campus with very beautiful buildings and church here. There are also some Rodin's sculptures here. I think it is worth spending half day here for people want to know what's the one of the best universities in the world looks like.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank cmchou
Reviewed 20 January 2019

Built to last. Well designed campus. Beautiful buildings. Quiet and inspiring atmosphere. Knowledgeable professors.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kamen S
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14 October 2017|
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Response from Bill G | Reviewed this property |
I would say to just avoid on campus driving and parking. I'd stay on the perimeter (maybe park at a shopping center) and walk in because parking is tight, traffic on campus is very slow with people arriving, and it takes... More
Pamela B
9 July 2017|
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Response from djdullmackenzie |
Free tours daily at 11 and 3:15, 7 days, other than the first two weekends in Sept, last two weeks of December, and some major holidays. Free, no sign-up necessary. Expect huge tour crowds (150-300 people with multiple... More
Nancy F
11 June 2016|
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Response from L0ve2TravL4Fun | Reviewed this property |
You can easily just help yourself and do a self-guided tour. Otherwise participate in an official Campus Walking Tour and spend an hour with a student guide exploring the highlights of Stanford’s beautiful campus. A great... More