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“Friday night Free Star gazing at University observatory”

University of Colorado at Boulder
Ranked #7 of 135 things to do in Boulder
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Northampton, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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“Friday night Free Star gazing at University observatory”
Reviewed 6 August 2013

Astronomy students setup telescopes to view star clusters and planets. What an excellent way to interact community & university and entertain FREE, young and old! Observation deck holds about 20-25 people at a time, with about 5 active viewing telescopes. Great job CU

Visited August 2013
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“Still "The" University Campus”
Reviewed 28 July 2013

I have to start this review with a disclaimer....I went to school here in the late 70's. Since then....I have visited at least once a year when coming back to Colorado on vacation. I was just there for a couple solid days on campus as part of orientation for my youngest who starts here in August.

The campus has to be on the most amazing in the world. Not only is the campus architecture beautiful, the grounds are maintained and gorgeous. Then you have the natural scenery with the Flatirons rising above campus as the foothills rise into the Rocky Mountains.

The new updates to the recreation center I'm sure are going to only add to the student experience on campus.

I was also quite amazed by the main food hall for students. "Back in my day"....we stood in a line with a try, and got whatever was being served, with maybe a choice sometimes. Now....it's an amazing facility with numerous styles of food choices being served at different stations. From Italian, to Persian, Chinese, sushi and of course a Grill. The food quality was good....especially considering this is college. This was amazing to me.

Dorm rooms are still dorm rooms from what I saw......

But campus continues to mature in a great way.....new buildings, new academic options etc..... I want to go back to school!!

My favorite places on campus vary from Farrand Field....to the old East Campus area around Old Main. Also don't miss the pond and bridge in the very far east side. Very nice area in summer and winter.

Enjoy!!

Enjoy!!

Visited July 2013
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Boulder, Colorado
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“We have been season ticket holders for 30 years and the Summer 2013 season does not disappoint!”
Reviewed 24 July 2013

A Midsummer Night's Dream was a treat in the traditional theater in the round setting in the Mary Rippon Open Air Theater. We saw Macbeth last weekend and the actors in the cast were the strongest talents we have seen at the festival in 3 or 4 years! The picnic on the green is always relaxing and is an annual summer tradition for our family.

Visited July 2013
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Brussels, Belgium
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“Could be a good match for outdoors-loving student”
Reviewed 22 July 2013

Just toured the university with prospective students, so the usual spiel, though I was impressed by the location and layout of the place. Could do with much better signage because while the highly coordinated architectural styles of so many buildings makes for a great, pulled-together look, it also makes it nearly impossible to find one's way around the actual campus.

Visited July 2013
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Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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“Beautiful campus”
Reviewed 15 July 2013

Wonderful to see the lush lawns and consistent architecture, and to feel the university atmosphere. Try it on bike.

Visited July 2013
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