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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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450 Serra Mall, Palo Alto, CA 94305-2004
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

One of the finest and nicest universities in the world. Worldwide recognized, science and business, and all fields. Heart of Silicon Valley. In Palo Alto, very nice towns and neighborhoods around (Menlo Park, Atherton, etc)

Thank RamonFP1
Reviewed 4 days ago

Stanford has free guided campus tours, but it did not fit our schedule. Stop by the visitor center and they will give you a map for a self guided tour that covers what the guided tour does plus they have additional suggestions to see. Some...More

Thank Cheapasian
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We came to visit Stanford (along with Berkeley and loved both schools), but had a simply amazing visit at Stanford. What is not to like? The campus is beautiful in every way and the people we meet were friendly and welcoming.

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 6 days ago

Make sure you visit the tower. Amazing views into SF, and you get a chance to see the campus. The medical center is also an amazing place, but watch for a lot of construction near the medical facility.

Thank B7956LYjohnd
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amidst all the construction, Stanford still has that old world feel. Bicycles abound, and I feel healthier and smarter just by being there. The dorm rooms leave a lot to be desired, but students go there to learn, not to sleep.

Thank hoffr02
Reviewed 1 week ago

Super entertainment great seats.the musicianship and the ambience of the hall were everything I expected.

Thank jamilblackwell
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a tour, have a picnic, ride a bike, play some Frisbee, visit the church or hoover tower, browse the student store. its a great campus that is safe and very well cared for. Whether you're a student, a prospective student, or tourist, this place...More

Thank SecretSam18
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A recent visit to California found us walking around the Stanford University campus. We were following a puzzle hunt that took us all around the campus. There is a lot to see and the buildings and grounds are beautiful.the whole campus is well maintained!

Thank ADolores
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stanford University is the crown jewel of college campuses in the United States. Its palm tree lined streets lead into a beautiful lawn court with the campus just beyond. On a clear day, the hills beyond campus poke up over the Spanish-stylized buildings. The whole...More

Thank Gmoney221
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Stanford University. The school is very beautiful. The original plan was before my son's college admission. Due to his busy Senior schedule, we postpone the visit until now.

Thank Jing F
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October 13, 2017|
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Response from Bill G | Reviewed this property |
I would say to just avoid on campus driving and parking. I'd stay on the perimeter (maybe park at a shopping center) and walk in because parking is tight, traffic on campus is very slow with people arriving, and it takes... More
Pamela B
July 8, 2017|
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Response from djdullmackenzie |
Free tours daily at 11 and 3:15, 7 days, other than the first two weekends in Sept, last two weeks of December, and some major holidays. Free, no sign-up necessary. Expect huge tour crowds (150-300 people with multiple... More
Nancy F
June 11, 2016|
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Response from L0ve2TravL4Fun | Reviewed this property |
You can easily just help yourself and do a self-guided tour. Otherwise participate in an official Campus Walking Tour and spend an hour with a student guide exploring the highlights of Stanford’s beautiful campus. A great... More