We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

California Institute of Technology

1200 E California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91125-0001
+1 626-395-6811
Review Highlights
beautiful university

Went to Cal Tech to see the buildings and visit; Grounds are very nice and the older buildings are... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
tim g
Riverview, Florida
Tidy campus full of interesting buildings

Going through this campus is like going on a time travel. You can date each building by style, and... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2017
Lexington, Kentucky
Read all 117 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good23%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“cal tech” (13 reviews)
“faculty club” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1200 E California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91125-0001
+1 626-395-6811

Similar Things to Do in Pasadena

Write a ReviewReviews (117)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 85 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to Cal Tech to see the buildings and visit; Grounds are very nice and the older buildings are beautiful. Went into the planetary sciences building and they have some nice displays of their work in Seismology.

Thank tim g
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Going through this campus is like going on a time travel. You can date each building by style, and there is a lot of style here. Worth the visit!

Thank BluegrassKY53
Reviewed 22 November 2017

Was here to visit for a basketball tournament. What a gorgeous campus! Students and staff were very helpful. Walked through the grounds and enjoyed the beautiful sites.

Thank LodiDazzles
Reviewed 19 October 2017

My host daughter went to Caltech ,he took me for a walk after lunch .The campus is compact , well design ,with good landscape architecture. The assembly hall is beautiful . Many famous buildings where Nobel Work was initiated . The cannon is a good...More

Thank 69tiger888
Reviewed 17 September 2017

A small campus full of the students that will lead us into the next century. Beautiful architecture, quiet and thoughtful. In the middle of residential Pasadena.

Thank Scotti A
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

An elite campus with an very approachable feel! Walkable areas located in a quiet and beautiful City of Pasadena. Great place to learn and enjoy the greatness of USA!

Thank Dennis M
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Beautiful grounds and architecture. Small campus and very walk-able. Lots of history in the hallways. Definitely worth the visit if you have an interest in space sciences or if you are just looking for interesting way to spend an afternoon in nice surroundings.

Thank Howard S
Reviewed 23 July 2017

I am curious about colleges and usually like to see the ones that stand out for their architecture and general beauty. Cal Tech is modern and, overall, pleasant. I'm not sure that I would recommend it with the same fervor as I would about Harvard...More

Thank ProfessorCharles
Reviewed 4 July 2017

We surely loved the university. My first time visiting as was my wife's and daughter's. Our guide was very informative and as such we loved Caltech.

Thank prasan68
Reviewed 12 June 2017

We visited the campus twice while in Pasadena. A leafy, beautiful trees in bloom. Pools with turtles, goldfish and ducks. Enjoyed buffet lunch twice in Chandler Cafe with comfy outdoor seating. A nerdy bookstore.

1  Thank NewExperience2014
Nearby HotelsSee all 31 hotels in Pasadena
Vagabond Inn Executive Pasadena
337 reviews
1.32 km away
DusitD2 Hotel Constance Pasadena
389 reviews
1.33 km away
Howard Johnson Pasadena
838 reviews
1.59 km away
Saga Motor Hotel
295 reviews
1.59 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Pie n' Burger
152 reviews
.50 km away
Nick's on South Lake Avenue
13 reviews
.81 km away
40 reviews
.54 km away
Einstein Bros. Bagels
16 reviews
.55 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
2,015 reviews
1.32 km away
The Huntington Store
11 reviews
1.58 km away
Pasadena Playhouse
105 reviews
1.56 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from California Institute of Technology staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines