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Yale University

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Address: New Haven, CT 6520
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One of the country's oldest and most prestigious universities.

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Great architecture and wonderful museums

Plenty of activities for all including several museums, art galleries and tours of Yale. There is a British and Modern art museum as well as a Natural History museum.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Carlos G
Los Angeles, California

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Plenty of activities for all including several museums, art galleries and tours of Yale. There is a British and Modern art museum as well as a Natural History museum.

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Woodbridge, Connecticut
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Wonderful place to stroll through. Such beautiful buildings and so much to see. Cannot say enough about it's historic nature

Thank ranno2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The campus of Yale is the heart of New Haven. These historic buildings are visual delights on the exterior, and many just breathtaking inside. Walking the streets in this part of New Haven is sightseeing - among the campus population, and grand architecture. There is history around every wrought iron gate, small cut-through lane and stained glass! Don't miss driving... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

it a beautiful place to study and have a career. plus go on tour over the university.it have a lot of history

Thank Reginald T
Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The campus feels quaint, even though it covers a lot of ground and has an impressive range of facilities. Different architectural styles blend well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

The University is well laid out, though it is very modern in its thinking & facilities retains its Historic values, Driving through you can experience both Ancient & Modern Architecture merging well

Thank RbellBangalore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

My husband and his brother attended Yale for undergrad, so while we were there in December, we took a stroll through the history and stately campus. I was in awe of the ornate architecture and iron gates. Little did I know that Yale sits right in the center of town, as if the town grew around the campus.

Thank Teri N
Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

First visited Yale two years ago with my wife and son, a prospective student. Now he's a freshman at this marvelous university, and we've had an opportunity to visit three more times. I'm not sure that families or individuals without a direct connection to the school would be very interested in exploring the area unless they have a lively interest... More 

Thank Steve W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Amazing place where you really can feel the speciality and heritage of this University. Different colleges mix different faculties and thus creating unique atmosphere among the students. Hard to tell which is new and which is old as all is built to match the previous architecture.

Thank Jaatinen
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

The 15 minute introductory video was sung by students and basically seemed like a promo but the 75 minute tour was very good despite the cold. The buildings were beautiful and surprisingly the ones that looked oldest were quite new and had been carefully built to look old including pouring sulphuric acid over them. There was a statue of the... More 

Thank Marianne H

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