University of Washington, Seattle

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You don't have to be a student to enjoy the beautiful campus, as well as the cultural and sporting events at University of Washington. Founded in 1861, the university is one of the oldest institutions of its kind on the West Coast. Enjoy views of the Cascade Range to the east, and the Olympic Range to the west, as you walk the campus. Stop by the quad, the most photographed spot at the school, and a great place for a picnic or relaxing in the grass with a book. The quad is also lined with Yoshino cherry trees, which bloom between mid-March and early April. Explore the school's botanic gardens, visit the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, or see the latest exhibit at the Henry Art Gallery. If you're game to cheer on the Huskies at one of their many year-round sporting events, check in with the university's athletic ticket office. Put University of Washington into our Seattle sightseeing planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • It is a "World University rankings in top 10 universities. The premises are open, you can freely visit. I would like the Cathedral's vaulted ceiling 21 meters in height and Cesar library referred to the extensive grounds in the United States most cool and beautiful gothic architecture, its symbol library (Reading Room) is worth a look. In addition, Burke of natural history culture Museum located on the same campus and exhibiting dinosaur fossils and a huge specimen, is compelling. Cafés and restaurants located within building, is open to the public here.
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  • If you have an opportunity to go tour the campus it is a beautiful university. If you are invited to a football game. Please try to attend. The stadium is just wonderful. The concession stand prices a...  more »
  • The campus museum has excellent Native American exhibits and an astounding main floor exhibit about a giant serpant. The campus is beautiful. The adjacent college town has lots of interesting shops an...  more »
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  • What an amazing experience to enjoy the beauty of nature at the Cherry and Magnolia Blossoms at the University of Washington, Seattle this Saturday. Perfect weather- beautiful sun, blue skies and brisk spring chill in the air. Year after year these trees put up an awesome show of nature. Fragrant blooms and ever changing colors and patterns of nature. Pretty much every nationality could be heard in the linguistic chatter. Good or bad, it was hard not to distracted from admiring the amazing show of nature due to constant chatter, selfies and dramatic poses people prefer. If you are willing to discard lower 6' zone then one can really appreciate the colors, the blooms, contrasting tree branches against beautiful blue skies.
  • Awesome campus, great faculty and many activities happening around. Spectacular location. It’s a great tourist spot too since there are so many beautiful places inside the campus.
  • The top of the University in the world. There are so many classic buildings and stories. Go for a walk and take a picture of the campus, so nice.
  • I came upon the campus from the west and was underwhelmed as the building seemed to have been built in the 60s and 70s and were a bit dated. However soon I made it to the main part of the campus which had classic building that reminded me of Wash U in St Louis and Harvard in their style and design. The fountain area was lovely and open and the walk down to the bridge was lovely. I got to see the Huskies’ Stadium as I walked by too
  • A great R1 institution with opportunities for those willing to seek them out. A true public ivy.
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