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Address: Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544
Phone Number: +1 609-258-3788
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The ivy league campus is ideal for a stroll, where some interesting...

The ivy league campus is ideal for a stroll, where some interesting buildings may be visited.

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Impressive buildings

Loved walking around the grounds - the old buildings are just gorgeous and a stop in the cathedral is recommended - beautiful and impressive with the organs playing

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved walking around the grounds - the old buildings are just gorgeous and a stop in the cathedral is recommended - beautiful and impressive with the organs playing

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Thank Linda V
Faridabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend took me and family to this great university for a tour and we loved the sight of youngsters on the campus as also in playing fields, street and shopping areas. It made me feel younger by several years!!!

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Ashburn, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Princeton University lives up to its Ivy League reputation when it comes to its campus. I found myself walking the campus on a beautiful late fall day and was taken back how nice the campus grounds our. It was a lively place and projected itself as a larger campus than I believe is reflected in the population of the students... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Princeton University is better than ever. I earned my PhD there thirty years ago. The infrastructure was excellent then. Now it is much more than that. But, it is not the buildings but the people that make it exceedingly interesting.

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Toms River
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there on a cold, but sunny day. So many interesting building and of course, while there make sure to visit the Art Museum.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While I am biased as an alum, the Princeton University campus is a special place -- it has tremendous history and great architecture of course, but what truly stands out to me are the dramatic transitions through beautiful arches from one magnificent place to another. Nassau Hall, the Chapel, the Art Museum, and Prospect Garden are highlights. A hidden gem... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spend sometime wandering in the nice downtown. Going south you can find the sports area, the football stadium can welcome 25000 people ! Founded in the 17th century, the university offers a nice unity in term of architecture.

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Shelby Township, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The campus is beautiful. Most structures are very old and the walkability of the campus is just fantastic. You can take a formal tour, but we didn't do that. Went to the welcome center, got a map and used that to do a self tour. Plan on spending a good couple hours. Parking can be a challenge at times.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We made a short guided tour in the campus. We were told about the number one University in US in detail by our guide. The library was grand and had a great atmosphere. The chapel was elegant and Alexander Hall was great in design and artworks. Stone buildings and flowery paths along with garden were pleasing. Must see is the... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In addition to a remarkable campus they have a world class museum of archeology. Their collection is nothing short of breath taking with rarely seen items from the ancient world including sarcophagus from multiple Egyptian dynasties.

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