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Stanford University

450 Serra Mall, Palo Alto, CA 94305-2004
+1 650-723-2300
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Beautiful campus, chapel and museum

A wonderful place for a long walk among the sandstone buildings. Don’t overlook the Cantor Museum... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Hanover, New Hampshire
Wonderful architecture

Spent 2 days here for a conference and I loved the ambience of this great University. Happy to have... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Amma F
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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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  • Very good17%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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“beautiful campus” (217 reviews)
“memorial church” (97 reviews)
“hoover tower” (108 reviews)
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450 Serra Mall, Palo Alto, CA 94305-2004
+1 650-723-2300
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A wonderful place for a long walk among the sandstone buildings. Don’t overlook the Cantor Museum and Anderson Collection!

Thank Trekandmore
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Spent 2 days here for a conference and I loved the ambience of this great University. Happy to have had the opportunity and loved the 100% electric buses which were absolutely free.

Thank Amma F
Reviewed 1 week ago

make sure you take the tour, the students doing the tour were pretty good. you will learn more from the tour. no need to book ahead, it is a walk in tour

Thank Feng L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Happy to be in a world class University! This university was founded in 1885 by Leland and Jane Stanford in memory of their only child, Leland Stanford Jr., who had died of typhoid fever at age of 15 the previous year. Stanford was a former...More

Thank Cshastry2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow, you must spend here at least few moments. Monumental buildings, spirit of the place. Don’t miss.

Thank Jaroslav K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wish I was young and bright, so I could go study at this beautiful place!!!! Can highly recommend a visit to Stanford university:-)))

Thank Katharina E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It dose not matter where you go.. always the service and product are the best! I love the art museum restaurant.

Thank Mar F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

HUGE and beautiful campus - the style of all the buildings are highly consistent, making it very pleasant to view the campus from any angle. Don't miss the class plaque and time capsule at the entrance of the Memorial Church. The Stanford Bookstore offered some...More

Thank Rachel Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Due to the large size of the campus, I recommend starting with a trip up Hoover Tower to get a view of the entire campus. Then walk through the main quad and target the departments that are of particular interest to future students. Do not...More

Thank naokofujii
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The campus is beautiful and well maintained. The 'hidden' wooden benches and small table garden settings are tucked in everywhere!

Thank Stationaloha
Nearby Restaurants
Stanford Bookstore Cafe
40 reviews
.87 km away
Coupa Cafe
43 reviews
.68 km away
Cool Cafe
32 reviews
.61 km away
Jimmy V Sports Cafe
6 reviews
.24 km away
Nearby Attractions
Rodin Sculpture Garden
59 reviews
.64 km away
Cantor Arts Center
407 reviews
.65 km away
Anderson Collection at Stanford University
35 reviews
1.02 km away
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14 October 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
9 July 2017|
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Response from SanFrancisco2ofUS | Reviewed this property |
You can book walking tours online. Got to visit.stanford.edu website and following the instructions.
Nancy F
12 June 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