America's Most Beautiful College Campuses
Courtesy of Indiana University
Indiana University: Bloomington, IN
To explore IU’s flagship campus, follow the meticulously kept red-brick path that starts at the Sample Gates and winds through Dunn Woods, filled with 80 varieties of mature trees, and the Old Crescent Historic District with its carved limestone structures. Among the most impressive is the Student Building with its soaring clock tower.
Photo-op: The limestone Sample Gates where nearby flowerbeds bloom with bright red tulips in the spring.
To-Do List: I. M. Pei’s IU Art Museum displays more than 30,000 works of art by the likes of Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse. For a more controversial look at the human body, tour the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction. —Ratha Tep