Attractions

Science Center in Palo Alto

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Nobel Prize–winning scientific discoveries have been made at this 2-mile-long linear accelerator – the world's longest – built in the mid-1960s. Scientists here today conduct research in particle physics and cosmolo…
Plaza in Palo Alto

Main Quad

Auguste Rodin’s Burghers of Calais bronze sculpture marks the entrance to Stanford University's Main Quad, an open plaza where the original 12 campus buildings, a mix of Romanesque and Mission Revival styles, were j…
Tower in Palo Alto

Hoover Tower

A campus landmark at the east of the Main Quad, the 285ft-high Hoover Tower offers superb views. The tower houses a university library, offices and part of the right-wing Hoover Institution on War, Revolution & …
Museum in Palo Alto

Cantor Arts Center

The Cantor Center for Visual Arts is a large museum originally dating from 1894. Its collection spans works from ancient civilizations to contemporary art, sculpture and photography, and rotating exhibits are eclect…