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California Institute of Technology

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Address: 1200 E California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91125-0001
Phone Number:
+1 626-395-6811
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Pleasant landscape with varied architecture and spaces to stroll

I enjoy strolling through the green spaces of the CalTech campus on my walks through the neighborhood. There is a cascading pool with turtles, and at times ducks, that is always... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Pasadena, California
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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I enjoy strolling through the green spaces of the CalTech campus on my walks through the neighborhood. There is a cascading pool with turtles, and at times ducks, that is always fun to observe. Varied architectural styles of the buildings reflect decades of development. I suppose you could eat at one of a few cafes, with lots of outdoor seating,... More 

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Pasadena, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Dad when he worked at JPL. Would teach a class or two here. That and take pity on some of the grad students. Whom he would bring home unannounced to Mom. Mom on the whole would forgive Dad for this stunt. They were a bright, friendly but strange group on the whole. Anyways I digress. If you get a... More 

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Friday Harbor, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Clearly a world class faculty club that allows associate memberships. Beautiful "Athenaeum" architecture, world class chefs, stunning surroundings inside and out, wide variety menu, great service.....clearly an experience to strive for.

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Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Amazing facilities only surpassed by the caring individuals that run and work at this university. Beautiful campus.

Thank chappalachia
Pasadena, California
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177 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Talk to anyone on campus, and you'll get a good idea how intelligent and friendly these people are. Fun to wander around.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

The campus is a little too quiet on a Monday morning. There didn't seem to be any summer session going on. We liked the neighborhood and the lush vegetation on campus. Saw a lot of 'lab' buildings----may be a little too daunting for my son.

Thank luxetrip
Honolulu, Hawaii
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57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

I had to stop and walk around a bit. It is a very nice area and I would feel privileged if I attended this school.

Thank HULA2613
Langley, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Wanted to go to Caltech because of the Big Bang Theory haha. The campus is very nice; a good way to spend an evening. They have a bookstore on site for all of your Caltech merch needs. The students are also very helpful and friendly :)

Thank muggle-traveller
Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Caltech is a very beautiful place to visit, take walks, play on the lawn, ride a bicycle, have a snack, study.

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Pasadena, California
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46 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

The campus is open for walking, just make sure you park on the street, not in campus parking lots. The architecture dates back a hundred years or so, and that's the most interesting part of the walk. They do have guided tours available through the admissions office almost every day, no charge, if you want to see inside some of... More 

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