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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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  • What a beautiful campus! My family went on a walking tour led by a student that was a great way to see and learn about the campus. Whether you are a prospective student or just want to see the campus ...  more »
  • Stanford Uni is one of the oldest foundations in the town so it's the closest to a historical site the town has in my opinion. The campus is gigantic and because it's a university, it has all the amen...  more »
  • It's just nice to walk through the beautiful campus - a huge one but great surroundings. It's close to the cantor art center and Rodin sculpture garden. If you have a few hours to spare than worth the...  more »
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  • 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
  • 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.
  • The bookstore is amazing! It sell many collegiate stuffs. The treeside old complex and new complex offer great view. They have good food in the union area.
  • The nicest University I've been to. Went on a sunny day and it made the walk that much better. Huge quad space open to the public. Beautiful architecture everywhere including some fountains and sculptures. What a treat!
  • Deserves a very nice future and I'll be there.... that's a promise The Journey of Stanford awaits me...