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Duke University

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Address: Durham, NC

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Took a guided tour of the Duke University West Campus. This is an awesome school. The buildings were beautiful. Everyone we met was great. Very informative tour. We finished up... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Smyrna, Delaware
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Smyrna, Delaware
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Took a guided tour of the Duke University West Campus. This is an awesome school. The buildings were beautiful. Everyone we met was great. Very informative tour. We finished up our tour by eating at The Skillet on-campus. Great food at a great price. Highly recommend the pan-seared pork chops.

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Cold Spring, New York
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250 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent place to walk around and observe student activities, especially on a sunny day. Great place to walk a dog. Don't miss Duke Chapel or Duke Gardens.

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Holly Springs, North Carolina
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27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would give it five stars but I am a UNC grad. The grass is kept well and the buildings are beautiful but they all look the same. Go the Chapel Hill to see the Southern Part of Heaven, Thomas Wolfe.

Thank James P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed walking around the campus and seeing all of the architecture of the buildings. It is a truly beautiful campus. Great experience at the campus book store as well to buy souvenirs.

Thank Kelly P
Wellington, Florida
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When planning our trip to Raleigh I knew I wanted to visit Duke University. Unfortunately Cameron Indoor Stadium was been prepared for an event and the floor was covered, but we were still able to see a makeshift hall of fame. What I didn't expect is how breathtaking the Duke Chapel would be. Amazingly beautiful. Parking is difficult for visitors.

Thank davidhess76
Naples, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 436 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have had pleasure of working on multiple campuses and visiting countless others during my 50 year work history. Don't believe I can point to one that is more idyllic than Duke. The gothic campus is complemented by the Botanical gardens that sit on the edge of the campus! WOW!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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95 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow! What an absolutely stunning campus. My 16-year old wanted to visit the campus while we were in the Raleigh area. We had visited William and Mary and truly fell in love with the pretty Williamsburg campus and it's warm, family feel. Duke and its chapel, amazing dining hall and buildings was a stunning location. We wanted to love it... More 

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Newport News, Virginia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The doctors and nurses were simply amazing. They made us feel very comfortable and the surgeons were a God Send! Thanks for saving my cousin's life!

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Rochester, New York
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Duke is a place that draws visitors while simultaneously drawing looks of amazement from students regarding why those people are getting off tour buses. When I was there all the time, I took it for granted. I was one of those students. Now that I have been away for a while, I never visit when I am not struck by... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We drove up from Atlanta to watch Duke play Wake Forest. We've seen them play at Georgia Tech and on TV but wanted the "Duke" experience. They did NOT disappoint. The Campus is a true mixture of architecture - all mixed together. The Game was absolutely terrific and the crowd was so excited! What a rush!!! If you haven't visited... More 

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