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Great views of the bay from here.

One can't visit the UC Berkeley campus without taking a trip up the Campanile tower. Also lovely... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mdepalma57
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Berkeley, California
Interesting to do after a campus tour

We took a tour of the campus, took a few minutes to use the bathroom and walk around before going... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
luron
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Florida
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“elevator ride” (5 reviews)
“per adult” (3 reviews)
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S Hall Rd, Berkeley, CA 94720-0001
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"carillon concerts"
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"at noon"
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"viewing area"
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"observation deck"
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"berkeley campus"
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"small elevator"
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"small fee"
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"great trip"
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"interesting history"
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"panoramic view of the bay"
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"clear days"
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"the golden gate bridge"
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"san francisco"
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"the east bay"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One can't visit the UC Berkeley campus without taking a trip up the Campanile tower. Also lovely to hear the carillon play at 8:00 and 6:00.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a tour of the campus, took a few minutes to use the bathroom and walk around before going up. The cost is $4 per adult, and if you have any bags, you must check them (I believe it was free, but didn't have...More

Thank luron
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the first thing that draws people's eyes on a visit to UC Berkeley's campus. "The Campanile", as it is sometimes called, is the third tallest bell- and clock-tower in the world (quoting from UC's website), and carillon concerts heard from its courtyard are...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a nice view and all, but if possible go when they are playing the carillon. They do it three times a day when school is in session, you can find the schedule on the internet. Fun to watch someone playing an odd instrument you...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you make it during one of the Carillon performances, this will be an amazing experience. The view alone is spectacular, so try to make it on a clear day. The carillon schedule is found online, just look for sather tower and carillon, or bells....More

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Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

Don’t miss the chance to go up the tower and visit the Carillon ! Plus the amazing 360view ! 3 dollars per adult but no stairs to walk just a short lift trip !

1  Thank Gregoire P
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

This iconic clock tower stands out as a punctuation mark in the middle of the University of California/Berkeley campus. This is a good meeting point as well as a visual guide from almost every point of the campus. Next time, I'll go to the top...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

Decided to walk the UC Berkeley campus and came upon the Sather Tower. Gorgeous. Amazing views. Highly recommend

Thank Jodi B
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Definitely worth the minimal cost to ascend this tower for the spectacular 360 degree views of the bay area! Just $3, $2 seniors, and free for Berkeley students. You take an elevator up almost to the top, and then climb about 30 steps to the...More

Thank KayMacTravel7
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Sather Tower, or the Campanile as it's known students and faculty at the Univ. of California is a must if you plan to visit the campus. You ride an elevator almost to the top and then have to walk up about 30 steps to the...More

Thank Garrett G
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Response from Peregrinesmith | Reviewed this property |
Yes they check all bigger bags (larger than a purse). The volunteer r student worker will check it, some friends checked all their their bag to England.
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Response from mini33 | Reviewed this property |
There are parking areas that are around the campus. Some of the meters on the street allow up to 8 hours parking for a reasonable charge. One would need to walk to the tower. It would take about 20 minutes to half hour... More
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