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Stanford University: Tours & Tickets

Closes in 17 min: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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450 Serra Mall, Palo Alto, CA 94305-2004
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My father went to Stanford so I wanted to take a visit. I was impressed by both its size as well as the archetecture. It's a really spread out campus so it's difficult to see it all by foot. Parking is a pretty big issue...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I have spent few hours on the campus for a game and I was impressed by the place, all the beautiful buildings, the impression to be in one of those "elite students" or in an american University movie.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Benoit J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took 1 week course there. It was just amazng. The campus is so huge. If you take the bike you can make really nice tours in less than 1 hour. To the bay or to the mountains. Both are amazing

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank piotrh1982
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been there for a couple classes, the university is very structured, there are many cool places, like: convenience space, garden where people seat for reading or just relaxing. It's close to the Palo alto station is possible walk to there. People used to...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Maycon O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The campus is so vast, and we really did not have time to go all around. The Memorial Church is awe inspiring, with the huge mosaics, stained glass and so much more. The Burghers of Calais Sculptures in the central area is really unique.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank wendyllp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped off at Stanford as part of a Silicon Valley Tour. Really enjoyed our walk around this fascinating campus. The tour takes approximately 1 hour but you could spend a lot longer there wondering around the Uni. I particularly loved the frat halls.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank mark j
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Even if you don’t have a child at Stanford, it’s worth a visit! Incredibly stunning campus to walk around. Visit the chapel, the museums and the sports hall of champions.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank BackPacker84936
Reviewed 8 September 2019 via mobile

Great place to see, exercise lots of walking nice places to eat, beautiful campus downtown Palo Alto is also in walking distance Town & Country Center is walking distance and the Stanford Shopping Center is in walking distance so much to do and see! And...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank kjgarcia2018
Reviewed 5 September 2019

Amazing campus with a blend of modern and traditional architectures. Multiple conferences happens in the campus round the year. Stanford is well known for its academic excellence with ranking as one of the best universities in the world.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank JoseLejinPJ
Reviewed 5 September 2019

Much of the campus is pleasant to walk around on, except during a school term, then parking is horrendous, even by local standards. Signage all over the very large campus is also terrible, with signs appearing_after_ the streets they refer to. If one comes during...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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6 October 2019|
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Response from 173hanyg | Reviewed this property |
I just showed up. They don't get names nor count when they start the tour.
14 October 2017|
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Response from ccriderYVR | Reviewed this property |
Don’t bother with the car. Take CalTrain from Sunnyvale to Palo Alto and walk in. So much easier. The station is literally in the campus. Once on campus, they had shuttle buses etc. Having a car is going to get... More
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9 July 2017|
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Response from djdullmackenzie |
Free tours daily at 11 and 3:15, 7 days, other than the first two weekends in Sept, last two weeks of December, and some major holidays. Free, no sign-up necessary. Expect huge tour crowds (150-300 people with multiple... More