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Stanford University

450 Serra Mall, Palo Alto, CA 94305-2004
+1 650-723-2300
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Good place to walk around when visiting Palo Alto

If you are in Palo Alto you need to go to Stanford and walk around. Very pretty campus and you can... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2016
Cleveland, Tennessee
interesting place, really worth a visit

we were here visiting a friend and took a map at the Visitor center for a self-guided tour. The... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2016
Burlingame, California
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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.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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450 Serra Mall, Palo Alto, CA 94305-2004
+1 650-723-2300
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Reviewed 12 July 2016

If you are in Palo Alto you need to go to Stanford and walk around. Very pretty campus and you can spend just a few hours seeing all the beauty on the campus.

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Reviewed 10 July 2016

we were here visiting a friend and took a map at the Visitor center for a self-guided tour. The majority of attractions are withing walking distance from the Visitor center. The campus is large, it resembles a small city and actually is. It has everything...More

Thank mizaika
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Great walking tour with very knowledgeable and friendly guides. There are many food options at tressider memorial Union.

Thank Campbell c
Reviewed 8 July 2016

It's a beautiful campus at any time of the year, and it's easy to unplug yourself with a leisurely stroll -- through the eucalyptus groves near the stadium, across the quad and up Lasuen Dr., or around Lake Lagunita across the golf course and up...More

Thank Jeffrey D
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Stanford is a beautiful University. The scenery around the campus is wonderful, one of the largest universities in the US. The old architecture is nice to examine, including the old church.

Thank Jon R
Reviewed 4 July 2016

This was our second time here and it is every bit as beautiful as the last time, over 6 yrs ago. This time we got to see the Rodin sculpture garden and words cannot describe how utterly amazing it is. The famous Gates of Hell...More

Thank Laurie B
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Shops have a good mix of brands yet it lacks variety in eating outlets I think. I loved Sigona's grocery. Enjoyed my lunch at Neiman Marcus Cafe- surprisingly good specials for the day. I was happy with the variety of shops all around.

Thank TuttieG
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

We visited Stanford for the information session and the campus tour. Both were worthwhile, but with an acceptance rate of 5% you get the distinct impression that they're mostly just going through the motions.

Thank Del C
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Visited Hoover Tower this morning. They charge $3 to get into the tower yet offers no facilities to the visitors. Saw a mother running around with a young daughter looking for a bathroom. Wonder how senior citizens would handle the situation when nature calls. Also...More

Thank Maria S
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

This private university campus is a beautiful landmark to visit. It has a beautiful Romanesque/Revival Memorial Chapel with stained glass windows. Its Anderson Collection is one of the largest privately owned assemblage of contemporary and modern art. Its Cantor museum has enough Rodins to rival...More

Thank MGN777
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55 reviews
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Pamela B
9 July 2017|
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Response from SanFrancisco2ofUS | Reviewed this property |
You can book walking tours online. Got to visit.stanford.edu website and following the instructions.
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