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Stanford University, Palo Alto

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Established in 1891 by Leland Stanford, Stanford University today ranks as one of the world's most prestigious institutions. Located on a 3,310 hectare (8,180 acre) campus with nearly 700 buildings, the university welcomes 150,000 visitors annually. Take a complimentary walking tour with a student guide to see the campus's main quad, science and engineering quad, plaza, and church. During the tour, you can learn about student life, the academic programs offered, and  extracurricular activities. Join an organized golf-cart tour to see more of the campus's grounds. Self-guided tours also are available via an app for your smartphone. Make Stanford University a centerpiece of your Palo Alto vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Palo Alto online trip itinerary builder.
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  • I'm giving the Stanford Campus 5 stars simply because it is so diverse. And huge. Over 1,000 different kind of plants. Plus.a Simon Properties Shopping Center. Budget at least 4 hours up to a... 
    I'm giving the Stanford Campus 5 stars simply because it is so diverse. And huge. Over 1,000 different kind of plants. Plus.a Simon Properties Shopping Center. Budget at least 4 hours up to a...  more »
  • The Campus of this world-renowned University encompassing 8000 acres is massive and sprawling – a delight to natives and visitors alike. The architecture with its lovely blend of modern and... 
    The Campus of this world-renowned University encompassing 8000 acres is massive and sprawling – a delight to natives and visitors alike. The architecture with its lovely blend of modern and...  more »
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  • Enormous campus. Very beautiful. In town from Wisconsin. Bookstore didn't have wrestling gear. Had to go on a journey to find the other store near track stadium. Wish that info was clearer. But got to explore campus
  • Beautiful campus, very big. It took us a good 2 hours to tour the entire area. People typically uses bike for commuting!

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