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University of Washington, Seattle

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Educational Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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You don't have to be a student to enjoy the beautiful campus, as well as the cultural and sporting events at University of Washington. Founded in 1861, the university is one of the oldest institutions of its kind on the West Coast. Enjoy views of the Cascade Range to the east, and the Olympic Range to the west, as you walk the campus. Stop by the quad, the most photographed spot at the school, and a great place for a picnic or relaxing in the grass with a book. The quad is also lined with Yoshino cherry trees, which bloom between mid-March and early April. Explore the school's botanic gardens, visit the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, or see the latest exhibit at the Henry Art Gallery. If you're game to cheer on the Huskies at one of their many year-round sporting events, check in with the university's athletic ticket office. PutUniversity of Washington into our Seattle sightseeing planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Off campus is a dirty, graffiti sprayed, dumpy area with abandoned store fronts and huge homeless encampments. What a dump. On campus has a museum which of course was closed leaving zero redeeming....  more
    Off campus is a dirty, graffiti sprayed, dumpy area with abandoned store fronts and huge homeless encampments. What a dump. On campus has a museum which of course was closed leaving zero redeeming....  more »
  • UDUB, as it is called locally, is a massive campus near Downtown Seattle. It is very, very easy to get lost here. Suggest visitors take a tour or look at a map. The medical complex is right next.....  more
    UDUB, as it is called locally, is a massive campus near Downtown Seattle. It is very, very easy to get lost here. Suggest visitors take a tour or look at a map. The medical complex is right next.....  more »
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  • What an amazing university and campus! This is a top national and international school that offers an immense variety of courses and degree options. And yet everyone really cares on a personal level for the betterment of the students. While seeking their well-rounded success in academics, athletics, and socially. Plus the campus is like a thriving community with so many diverse things to see, do, and enjoy!
  • What can I say about this beautiful and fantastic university? Perfect You have to walk across the campus to see how beautiful, green, ancient, and engaging the uni campus offers students, faculty, and staff. There are many attractive places to visit on the campus, depending on how far you want to go and what you want to see. I enjoyed my time here when walking across the campus and seeing all the school activities and students chatting. My critical advice here is to take your time to enjoy the campus’s beauty under the sunshine of summer

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