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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

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Address: 77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
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One of the world's leading educational institutions, with an emphasis on...

One of the world's leading educational institutions, with an emphasis on math and sciences, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is located on the banks of the Charles River. The M.I.T. campus includes many modern buildings designed by famous architects and is worth exploring.

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Love walking about this campus!

Just here to visit. My son works here and we were simply milling about. Nothing in particular strikes us we walked and talked, enjoying a beautiful day.

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Allison A
Newtown, Connecticut
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Newtown, Connecticut
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84 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just here to visit. My son works here and we were simply milling about. Nothing in particular strikes us we walked and talked, enjoying a beautiful day.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I love the campus of MIT in Cambridge Massachusetts. This is where my Daddy went to School, And he loved this place. We often strolled The campus together and they have a great Art Museum that houses the largest Collection of Theadore Roszak, who was, in my opinion, a genius. This is Cambridge at it's best.

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Dortmund, Germany
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a highlight to walk along the pathes of the famous MIT. The buildings are impressive, one can just go inside and have a look ... a .ust do in Boston.

Thank Frankymann
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife and I walked around the beautiful MIT campus. Although graduation was held the day before and there was a lot of construction going on it was well worth the time. What students remained were very helpful and gracious. Sits on a beautiful site overlooking the St. Charles River.

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Yorba Linda, Ca.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

80 hours of intense study into to how the Navy wants to design and build the DDG-51 Arleigh Burke series of destroyers. We developed a contract design package that optimized both form and ease of construction within the requirements of a naval ship. Our endeavors in a variety of ship combat system areas were particular noteworthy.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed visiting MIT. The lab was amazing! So many cool things to do and see! Well worth the visit!

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Stratford, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you enjoy diversity in design and architecture, you'll enjoy the campus and area surrounding MIT. It's on the river, and fully integrated to the city around it. Excellent open spaces and lots of bright minds.

Thank J B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We all know what a privilege it is to study at MIT, and what geniuses came from here. It is really fascinating walking in those corridors, and peeping inside laboratoris and classrooms. Not to be missed!!!

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Markham, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A trip to Boston will expose you to many colleges and universities, and MIT is one of the country's finest- so a visit here after stopping in at Harvard seemed logical. Very impressive buildings but the campus we saw was nowhere as beautiful as Harvard's layout. Worth a walk by and appreciation for the brilliant students and faculty that are... More 

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Culver City, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just outside of Boston, MIT is a beautiful campus to visit. There are some quirks---the buildings go by letters and numbers like W20 and a whole cluster is connected so kind of feels like a rabbit warren. Get a tour from a student to hear all about the famous pranks that took place on campus. Great place to see the... More 

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