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Duke University

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Beautiful Campus - stunning architecture and surroundings

Had a tour with some colleagues one day, the campus is simply beautiful - the chapel is stunning and gothic architecture is very nice. Also toured cameron indoor stadium which was... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2016
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Ballymena
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116 reviews
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Reviewed 26 March 2016

Overall I was unimpressed with the campus, the faux-gothic architecture seems gaudy and out of place in Durham NC. Parts of the campus were pretty though, I particularly enjoyed the auditorium, the chapel and the fun swinging chairs near the student store.

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376 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2016

Had a tour with some colleagues one day, the campus is simply beautiful - the chapel is stunning and gothic architecture is very nice. Also toured cameron indoor stadium which was phenomenal and the ncaa museum with all trophies etc was amazing to see. I'm not even a Duke fan and i really enjoyed it.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

The gothic style buildings are so eye-catching. Large trees, gardens, open spaces all add to the beauty of the university campus.

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Allen, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

I spent all of my college years at Duke and have been back dozens of times, both professionally and personally. It is one of the truly magical university campuses in the world, and the Chapel takes your breath away. Look closely to find the church mice carved into the wooden beams. Regardless of the season, Duke is gorgeous. Spring in... More 

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Auburn, Alabama
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Almost as soon as we arrived on campus, my oldest two children (ages 17 and 14) said that they loved it and wanted to go to college there! The campus was beautiful and the admissions dean was entertaining and informative.

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Thank sixauburnwages
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100 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Attended the Duke versus Georgetown lacrosse game at the new stadium. It is a fantastic setting that had you close to the action with great sight lines. The score board is state of the art and the PA system is clear and loud. This is a stadium befitting a national championship caliber team. Look forward to attending more games in... More 

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Reviewed 3 March 2016

I am a Duke student so my review is going to be slightly biased, but one of the most beautiful college campuses in America and I did college visits at 18 of them. There is quite a bit of construction ongoing, but most of it will be completed by next fall, and the campus is still gorgeous.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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Reviewed 2 March 2016

My first visit to Duke University was well over 50 years ago. Although I attended Wake Forest University, mortal enemies with Duke, I enjoy coming here when in the area with a little free time for a visit. A beautiful Campus with lots of history and plenty of places for a leisurely stroll, especially on a beautiful sunny day. I... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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Reviewed 25 February 2016

There is a terrific parking lot right in the center of campus near the Bryan Center. That is called West Campus. Duke is presently working on building another large parking structure near the Washington Duke Inn. But, at present it is hard to visit if you go on a football or basketball day. You may not find parking. Having said... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Reviewed 20 February 2016

My daughter has brain cancer and sees Dr D. She and her team have been so personable and sensitive. She ordered tests that local doctors did not - concluded that my daughter's long use of steroids was effected her adrenal glands. No local doctor ever mentioned that possibility.

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