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Stanford University, Palo Alto

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University / School Tourist Spot
Established in 1891 by Leland Stanford, Stanford University today ranks as one of the world's most prestigious institutions. Located on a 3,310 hectare (8,180 acre) campus with nearly 700 buildings, the university welcomes 150,000 visitors annually. Take a complimentary walking tour with a student guide to see the campus's main quad, science and engineering quad, plaza, and church. During the tour, you can learn about student life, the academic programs offered, and  extracurricular activities. Join an organized golf-cart tour to see more of the campus's grounds. Self-guided tours also are available via an app for your smartphone. Arrange to visit Stanford University and other attractions in Palo Alto using our Palo Alto travel itinerary planner.
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  • The school is one of the best in the country. We walked on our own (book a tour early as the fill up fast) and waited for twenty minutes to ascend the tower (worth the wait and the small fee). Now tha...  more »
  • Rented bikes and road around the entire campus. Art museums and church were beautiful. Loved the D building, very unique and also the PNG totem garden. The buildings were great, awesome areas to bike ...  more »
  • Stanford University has a gorgeous place around it with nice buildings and parks. You can get the student experience for a short time. It also has gift shops where you can buy a ton of Stanford themed...  more »
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  • Massive school grounds with lots of historical buildings and edifices. Each one has its own amazing story. Love the wide expanse of greenery everywhere. It is like a small city in itself. Best place if you want your kid to excel and be the next Facebook-like app creator.
  • This is the nicest university I have ever seen.. beautiful everywhere.. some mountain.. museum.. so many different people and love it to visiting.. We are going to have a lot of fun here with: Little Angel
  • Stanford I may not be a big deal now But believe me, I'm going for the top all the way. I'm not planning for working under anyone but working as the boss. I believe Stanford is the college of dreams and hopes, where I could accomplish this. Remember me Calvin
  • It's a nice place to visit. Just walking around the campus makes me feel great. There is a souvenir store on the campus and a shopping center nearby. I wish I could attend Stanford.
  • Great experience!!! By downloading the app one can visit each & every departments by themselves. We can also join the guided tour in the village. The students here will guide the visitors.

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