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Hoover Tower

Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA 95319
+1 209-242-6947
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The best view of the Bay Area

Visiting the Bay Area Stanford should be on everyone’s list. The beautiful campus, free... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2017
untilsuburbia
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Mountain View, California
Travel to the top of Hoover Tower

Should you visit Stanford don't miss the view from the top of Hoover Tower. As a child growing up... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2017
jcushing
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Palo Alto, California
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This 285-foot tower furnishes an outstanding view and houses the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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"degree view"
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"small fee"
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"his wife"
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"great views on a clear day"
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"think tank"
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"the entire bay area"
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

Visiting the Bay Area Stanford should be on everyone’s list. The beautiful campus, free museums, world class sports teams and an accessible tour twice a day. The only U.S. President, yet, Stanford has to show for and one of the first graduates of this prestige...More

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Should you visit Stanford don't miss the view from the top of Hoover Tower. As a child growing up in Palo Alto we would ride our bikes to the tower and throw paper airplanes. The view gives you access to the heart and soul of...More

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Reviewed 1 December 2017

It is a beautiful place, the landscape is impressive and you can get great pictures. The ticket for entrance is very cheap

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Reviewed 25 October 2017

We went through the Stanford campus on our last drive down from S.F. to visit our family in San Luis Obispo and went by the Hoover Tower (fondly known as Hoover's Erection).. It still is an impressive edifice.

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Reviewed 24 September 2017

Basically no queue, great view of the campus and the city! It's $4 for adults to go up and get a few photos.

Thank Dave B
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

We were on the Stanford Campus and decided to wait in line to go to the top of the look out. I will say for the small nominal fee to go up to the top, it's totally worth it! Compared to some other look outs...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Long queue to go up. A quite crowded little place. You could learn a lot from its exhibitions. Nice view from the top. Go if you have time.

Thank AADSWJ
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

There is a small fee, but the wait is worth it as the view can't be beat. If the line circles along the side back to the entrance it will take about thirty minutes.

Thank MIchael T
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

Waited 30 minutes, but the view was worth it. Could see downtown San Fran. It was chilly, take a jacket.

Thank iowacooldad
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

This tower was built in honor of Herbert Hoover (31st north american president). Ther is a wondewrful view at the top, where we can see the San Francisco Bay. Moroever, we can know about Hoover and his gifts. The bells at the top was the...More

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Ravi L
31 March 2017|
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Response from jmstudts | Reviewed this property |
We were there on the weekend, an there was a lot of parking on campus. We parked near the visitors center. but there were many places closer. But I do not know about the permits required.
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