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Cambridge has prepared a wonderful program of excursions to its guests. The city is rich in architectural landmarks, important historical sites, and interesting museums. The Harvard Museum of Natural History greeted its first visitors in 1995. The new museum is built on the basis of three pre-existing museums, the exhibitions of which were devoted to mineralogy, zoology, and the study of flora. The modern museum is home to a huge herbarium, a large collection of minerals and many other unique items that will tell visitors a lot about the world.
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The location of the museum is a massive historical building, which is a part of Harvard University. Tourists will also find another world-renowned cultural institution here. This is the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. A priceless collection of ethnographic exhibits dedicated to pre-Columbian cultures is considered the basis of this museum. Today, in addition to a rich collection of museum exhibits dedicated to anthropology, visitors can see many valuable historical documents of the 19th century.
Travellers should not forget to visit the oldest educational facility in the United States - Harvard University. It was founded in 1636, and today it is known as one of the most prestigious universities in the world. The buildings of the university are valuable monuments of architecture. These are beautiful red brick building with high narrow windows and carved arches. The park that surrounds the university is a large territory with numerous paths and benches. This is an ideal place for an unhurried walk.
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The Brattle Theater is an interesting attraction. The building of the theater is located on Harvard Square. Despite its name, Brattle is a repertory movie theater. As a rule, it demonstrates independent films and all-time favorite movies. The building, which houses the cinema, has a very memorable look. This is a miniature house with a sloping roof and small windows. It is usually mentioned as one of the most notable architectural sites of Cambridge.
Curious travelers should definitely not forget to visit MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). This is an interesting museum, which features all important inventions of the 20th century. Besides the observation of the great inventions present in the museum, visitors are welcome to make a walk through the picturesque park near the museum. The historic building is surrounded by a large park zone with lots of old trees and elegant flower beads.
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Cityguide on OrangeSmile.com - fascinating sightseeing in Cambridge, USA. The spots and sights 'must visit' and 'must see' once you are in Cambridge: temples, museums, architectural and historical monuments. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the popular places of Cambridge.