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Address: Emmet Street, Charlottesville, VA
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So much more than expected

We were in Charlottesville for the weekend and wandered over to the Rotunda to have a look around. Our self-guided tour taught us that we had completely underestimated how much... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Alexandria, Virginia
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Alexandria, Virginia
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in Charlottesville for the weekend and wandered over to the Rotunda to have a look around. Our self-guided tour taught us that we had completely underestimated how much there was to see. Even without a tour, we had access to the Rotunda, the grounds and the chapel. Many exhibits and displays highlighted what we were seeing and provided... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The campus tour was fascinating for its historical significance, cultural history and glimpse of such a dynamic small university. You can also stand beside a life-size statue of Thomas Jefferson. Be sure to take the tour, if you are mobile. Aside from all the history, I couldn't get over the beauty of the campus and the seeming exceptionally high standards,... More 

Thank D M
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family was here looking at the University for our son and we took the University History tour. It was great. Our guide was very informational and had good stories. If you have a couple of hours I would highly recommend it.

Thank William M
Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We were in town for a baseball tournament at the university baseball stadium. I decided to explore the campus and surrounding area. What a gorgeous place. As he did at Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's vision created a very workable space designed to benefit the students in their studies. I also visited a gift shop across the street and loaded up on... More 

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Edison, New Jersey
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We went off and visited the University, Saw the famous courtyard and then in town walked the mall. Had a good time.

Thank Steven G
Arlington, Virginia
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83 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

UVA has a lovely campus. Be sure to visit the historic and well maintained Rotunda, which dates back to the founder, Thomas Jefferson. The famous lawn, lined with student housing, is a pretty walk (though UVA mistakenly allows students living there to plaster their doors with unsightly junk). Several dining options are a short walk away at the "corner" area.... More 

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

I grew up in a college town, so I was drawn to the energy here. It's an impressive and beautiful campus, an anchor for the city.

Thank David S
Timonium, Maryland
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Okay, so they are a bit too impressed with themselves and a bit smug about some aspects of the school they claim to be distinctive but it is hard to argue with their track record. The tour guide was candid in admitting some of the things that the admissions office would prefer you not hear or even to deny. Thomas... More 

Thank PeterOakfarm
Atlanta, Georgia
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

If I could do it all over, I would go to school here. Gorgeous campus and town, fun restaurants right across the street. I love the history of the Lawn.

Thank bluehighways2014
Alexandria, Virginia
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102 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We were on campus for the third time in three years to attend the University of Miami/UVA football game at Scott stadium. Once again as fall colors abounded we reflected on the glories of this Jefferson designed campus and the history that abounds there. The stadium itself was easy to negotiate, a short walk from campus and with ample seating.... More 

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