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Stanford University

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Address: 450 Serra Mall, Palo Alto, CA 94305-2004
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+1 650-723-2300
08:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:30 - 15:30
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Breeding ground for Silicon Valley businesses. The founders of Hewlett...

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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Check out the Rodin Sculpture Garden

Huge Campus, lots of construction so get a map online before attempting to explore it. The free shuttle on campus is a bonus. The bookstore cafe upstairs had the friendliest... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ontario, Canada
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Ontario, Canada
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Huge Campus, lots of construction so get a map online before attempting to explore it. The free shuttle on campus is a bonus. The bookstore cafe upstairs had the friendliest baristas ever!

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New Providence, NJ
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149 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Gorgeous campus that is fun to walk around. Unlike most other campuses I've been to, buildings aren't well marked so we wandered for a little bit longer than planned, which was fine. Stunning campus and a must see if you're in the area.

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Woodside, California
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94 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a vast campus but Stanford is a "one in the world" site. If you have minimal time experience the Palm Drive entrance and one or two sections of the Quad and if the organ in the church is being played take the time for a listen. There are some extraordinary other areas such as the Papua New Guinea... More 

Thank BinWoodside
Palo Alto, California
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65 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Of course Stanford offers a diverse set of activities and pleasant place to visit if you are in Palo Alto and have some free time. There is a some very fine outdoor art scattered around the campus and there is a whole collection of Rodin Sculptures, mostly in a dedicated Rodin Garden but also near Memorial Church. The church itself... More 

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Bhubaneswar, India
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277 reviews
184 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had heard a lot about this university. Hence decided to visit just as a tourist. The campus is awesome !!! The building design is excellent.The church inside the campus is beautiful.The courtyard is very calm and peaceful.The corridors are a pleasure to walk around. The free buses running inside the campus are very useful. The best part is the... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful arches and hidden passages that make it a beautiful campus. The art museum is worth a visit.

Thank 87adriannew
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of construction going on, but still an enjoyable visit. Beautiful campus, incredible scenery - what's not to love about this place?

Thank Susan Z
San Francisco, California
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rodin garden only would be worth a visit. Had a nice lunch at Stanford barn (Tootsies) and enjoyed the campus. Kids liked the environment too.

Thank Yujin O
Bar Harbor, Maine
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31 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been here mutliple times for conferences. This time end of March; Everything starting to bloom! I hope the students appreciate how lucky they are to be there!

Thank YearRounder04609
Bridgeport, Connecticut
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60 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a conference and the campus was gorgeous. My wife kept wondering why she didn't apply 40 years ago. She said she thot it was dusty. Not this month! Architecture is amazing and in such great shape. Only strange thing was the campus bus did not seem to run on Saturday. Coming from the East I guess you become... More 

Thank John B

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