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Duke University

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Address: Durham, NC

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such a beautiful campus

I have worked at Duke for 40 years and seen all the enhancements that have happened. Such a beautiful campus. The Chapel is a must see.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 December 2015
Durham, North Carolina
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Durham, North Carolina
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

I have worked at Duke for 40 years and seen all the enhancements that have happened. Such a beautiful campus. The Chapel is a must see.

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Salisbury, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

the Duke Chapel in particular was our destination. a beautiful piece of architecture and history. we attended the last organ recital before the renovation project began. well worth your time to visit and observe the majestic architecture piece of history. plans are to reopen for May 2016 graduation.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

Took the college tour with my daughter. Beautiful campus. We were impressed. Would like to see live music in the chapel. It's a lovely space.

Thank Alicia S
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

Wonderful to see the nephew. Where he lives, classrooms he goes to, library where he studies. Campus is very large and buses, cars and bikes are used to traverse it.

Thank Helenirene71
Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2015

Duke university with its stone buildings and serene atmosphere....the cathedral is amazing...yet I visited Duke to see first hand College Basketball Mecca...HOME of the BLUE DEVILS.....Coach K Land.....doesn,t get any better than DUKE!!!!!

Thank MaryBethFetter
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015

Such a pleasure to have walked the campus, visited the Duke store and watched a game inside Cameron Indoor Stadium

Thank Myopinion1959
Wilmington, North Carolina
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015

Went on a college tour with my daughter. We enjoyed the tour. Very informative and organized. There is a lot of walking so wear comfortable shoes or sneakers.

Thank dee3kidsrn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015

came back to see changes over the years. found students to be very friendly and helpful. bookstore had wide variety of products and gardens near by are beautiful.

Thank sarajanev2015
Maitland, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015

I went to Duke from 1960 until 1964 when I actually graduated and pleased my parents and wife. I continued to see it to date. There is probably nothing I could say that has not previously been said. It is truly one of the best schools in the world with a beautiful campus and surrounding facilities. If taking your children... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2015 via mobile

We had an amazing time at the football game and walk through campus. I would recommend going during a game as you can see some interesting people. We did park pretty far, but even my two year made most of the work.

Thank Annalee T

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