Things to do in Cambridge

Top Things to Do in Cambridge

Things to Do in Cambridge

Top Attractions in Cambridge


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  • HNBISOFF
    Bedford, Texas918 contributions
    When in Boston, you must go to Harvard and drive the campus. The campus is very beautiful and lively. It is worth a visit to see this beautiful place.
    Written 26 April 2022
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  • Richard A
    Jakarta, Indonesia2 021 contributions
    We visited MIT last Nov 2021, even though it’s still not open yet for public. It’s a nice place, good university to visit once it’s opened again. The area surrounding is also good to explore.
    Written 2 February 2022
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  • kleic
    San Antonio, TX896 contributions
    Like several other reviewers, I sought this place out because I was interested in the glass flowers (go to the Museum of Glass in Corning, New York if you like glass!) but discovered a whole wonderful world here. I used to visit the Natural History Museum in New York from time to time but it always felt overwhelming and overwhelmed with people. This place is just the opposite. Wander through rooms to discover everything from an up-close view of a baleen to dinosaurs I didn't even know existed to the most remarkable display of minerals I've ever seen. We went first thing on a weekday and ended up spending almost three hours just wandering. What a treasure! The gift shop is absolutely fabulous too.
    Written 20 April 2022
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  • Smertios
    New York City, NY430 contributions
    Always a joy to run or walk along the Charles River on my stays in Cambridge. Watching the rowing teams or fellow runners.
    Written 23 October 2021
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  • Amy265
    Parkton78 contributions
    A nice hour spent looking through the gallery. Free to anyone with a student ID or $20 for an adult it was a bargain on a cold winter day.
    Written 10 January 2022
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  • JimWeeder
    Springfield, VT134 contributions
    It is difficult to get around and street park. Find one of the parking garages and walk or get a bike from one of the many bike rent racks.
    Written 30 March 2022
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  • floridatraveler52
    Florida79 contributions
    America's first garden cemetry developed outside a town or city. Great view of Boston from top of monument.
    Written 18 September 2021
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  • fiamma11
    Vienna, VA3 684 contributions
    For a bicyclist or a long walker, this 22 mile paved route is heaven in the western suburbs of Boston. Beautiful and relaxing.
    Written 1 December 2021
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  • hrobinson1114
    Nashville, TN2 509 contributions
    This museum is connected to the Harvard Museum of Natural History. I paid 15 dollars for one ticket and got both!

    This museum focuses on ethnology, anthropology, and archaeology, particularly of the Americas.

    When I went, there were exhibits on North American indigenous people (with real belongings of Sitting Bull). They have exhibits on Inuit people (I learned a lot about how colonization affected them and how that was related to Harvard and the explorers who eventually made it to the North Pole).

    There are exhibits on the Aztecs and Mexico. Tons of totem poles, art pieces. And this is one of the first museums I’ve been to on peoples of the Americas that really worked to educate me on culture and how each piece was used. The “religion” or “belief” (for lack of a better word) behind things. Displays were well written, not too wordy, but really helped me learn more about their ceremonies, dances, and culture.

    There is also an exhibit (hard to find a good synonym for that word) on the museum’s role in the World’s Fair, which has many exhibits on Oceana, Asia, and the Americas. Something that struck me here were sculptures of a man and a woman that were reportedly made after measuring and observing many of the average American people. The woman was ultra feminine and the man masculine. These sculptures were brought to the world’s fair to show the difference between white people and “other” people. It was quite enlightening on the climate of the time.

    There was also a section covering Harvard and food/dining. Interesting and did work to highlight the privilege of wealthy white men entering Harvard in the early 1900s.
    Written 5 February 2022
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  • David S
    64 contributions
    Unfortunately, the house was closed due to pandemic. But got to visit grounds and picked the brain of an outstanding ranger (Kyle) about Washington and Boston's Revolutionary War history. Enjoyable experience.
    Written 22 September 2021
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  • Gaurav C
    New Delhi, India3 090 contributions
    we went to the mall specifically because my friend wanted to visit the Guess store there...small mall but well stocked...we could not explore the rest of the mall..there was a cheesecake factory on the ground level as well..
    Written 25 January 2020
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  • LBlank-SalinasCA
    Salinas, CA210 contributions
    We spent 4 hours at the Fogg Art Museum on the Harvard Campus and were very impressed with the galleries and holdings. Reservations are necessary; we made ours standing at the museum check-in desk. The Fogg holdings also included those from the Sackler and Busch-Reisinger, so it was not necessary to walk to other nearby buildings. Only disappointment was that the cafe was not open, so plan your refreshments in advance. Overall, our experience was very enjoyable.
    Written 20 September 2021
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  • JNYCwriter
    New York City, NY6 832 contributions
    The John Harvard statue is most certainly the most photographed at the University. You will even see crowds waiting for their chance to stand in front of the statue. It is easy to find located just inside the gates to the Harvard Yard. The campus is beautiful so you may want to expand your walking tour to see some of the other sites including a very impressive library where you may be able to determine who John Harvard actual was or was not.
    Written 9 October 2020
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  • Ang
    13 contributions
    I love walking around Fresh Pond- Even in the winter months with the trees bare and the ground frozen. It feels like you are miles away from the city. People walk their dogs here all the time- good thing I like dogs. Many let their dogs run free. I've only an an issue once where a dog was pretty aggressive- the owner finally got a clue and put him on leash. Definitely worth the walk.
    Written 1 February 2022
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  • Hercules58
    Naperville, IL14 contributions
    Fun destination for antique hunting not far from the campuses of Harvard and MIT (and others). Items seemed in good shape and legitimately collectable.
    Written 8 October 2021
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