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Duke University

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Address: Durham, NC
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Gorgeous campus

Stunning campus and so much to offer. Parking can be a challenge but worth it even if you don't stop and just drive through.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Connie B
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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41 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stunning campus and so much to offer. Parking can be a challenge but worth it even if you don't stop and just drive through.

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California
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131 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Duke has a beautiful campus that is wonderful to walk around and explore. The buildings are varied and interesting and the landscaping is pretty. There are plenty of eating options on campus and you can park in the Bryan Center for easy access to the central part of campus.

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Thank Wishflower
Newcastle, Australia
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely beautiful buildings and grounds. New architecture blends beautifully with the old. Duke Chapel is amazing - loved the service there on Sunday morning. Nasher Museum was good to see and the Botanic gardens were very quiet and beautiful.

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Richmond, VA
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199 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a nice drive around the campus and are so glad we did! So beautiful! Loved the buildings that reminded us of English castles. Not so in love with the sprinkling of modern glass buildings being constructed. Now I have to convince one of my kids to apply here in the future.

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Thank GNR80
Houston, Texas
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200 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Duke is a beautiful university - a must see in the fall when all of the trees are changing colors. Just gorgeous.

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Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From Duke Performances to the Nasher Museum, to Duke Gardens, Duke has it all. There is always something going on -- films, concerts, lectures, performances. Last night I saw the Poet Laureate of the U. S. Juan Felipe Herrera give a reading/performance in the Rubenstein Library. It was a night to remember. Mr. Herrera lingered to speak to the audience... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Duke university has a large and very "English style" campus. I walked around a lot. The buildings are just beautiful. Architecture is amazing. The surroundings, trees and green areas, resting places and gardens are all well maintained and clean. I visited the chapel and the library. I noticed a lot of "help" and "emengency" telephones almost in every corner and... More 

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Thank AmersonTina
Maryland
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51 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just walking around the campus is a treat. Cohesive buildings in grey stone. A must see is to include the chapel.

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Wrightstown, New Jersey
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A truly fantastic school. I'm not a Duke Alum, but would love my daughter to attend school here. The atmosphere is inviting and the area is laid out so perfectly. The architecture is awe inspiring and the blend of nature and green spaces makes it comfortable and relaxed. A great quality for a higher education institution. Folks truly seem to... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Duke University visit was something my son wanted to see since he was nine. Being a Duke basketball fan, seeing Cameron stadium was a once in a life time experience for him. The entire campus was so beautiful with the old buildings and the awesome athletic facilities.

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