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Stanford University, Palo Alto

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Must see · University / School · Tourist Spot
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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  • Easy parking and valet service for patients. Restaurants are nearby and serve fresh juices and food. True Food was our go-to place to relax and eat delicious food. They also serve a turmeric...  more »
  • Stanford University is a beautiful campus. We visited during the Holidays of 2019 and it was empty. The different buildings, squares, and architecture are very interesting as well as functional.  more »
  • This place has lots of great events. Whether it is charity or sustainability, educational or entertainment. We were exhibitor at Summer Scamper and provided water for participants. Thanks organizers for such a great event!
  • 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.
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