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A view of the John W. Weeks Bridge, with Harvard University in the background. joe daniel price Getty Images

Harvard Square is the bustling center of Cambridge. DenisTangneyJr Getty Images

Visitors like to rub the toes of the John Harvard statue for luck when touring Harvard University. S. Greg Panosian Getty Images

The Washington Tower at Mount Auburn Cemetery offers stunning views of the city below. Anthony Tulliani / EyeEm Getty Images

Founded in 1861, MIT's emphasis on science and technology is noticeable in its amazing architecture and sculptures. Glowimages Getty Images

For anyone curious about what the creative minds at MIT are up to, the MIT Museum is a great place to explore. Samara Vise Courtesy MIT Museum

One look at the historic Longfellow House and you'll feel like you've stepped back in time. Nick Normal Flickr

Harvard's stately architecture is especially eye-catching in fall when the towering trees begin to change color. DenisTangneyJr Getty Images

In the "Robots and Beyond" exhibit at the MIT Museum, visitors can check out inventions from MIT's robotics lab, such as the 7-foot-tall M. Tallchief, a robot built for NASA and lent to MIT to test space suits, and Troody, a robot modeled after a carnivorous, two-legged dinosaur of the cretaceous era, designed to spark kids' interest in science. Samara Vise Courtesy MIT Museum

The world-famous Blaschka Glass Flowers receive a lot of attention at this museum – and rightly so – but there are a lot of other must-see exhibits at the Harvard Museum of Natural History. Courtesy Harvard Museum of Natural History

Inside the Harvard Museum of Natural History, visitors will find the Great Mammel Hall. The historic gallery was first constructed in 1872. Alex Jaffe Courtesy Harvard Museum of Natural History

The museum, which was founded in 1866, houses more than 1 million objects, making it one of the largest museums of cultural artifacts in the world. Courtesy Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

The Harvard Art Museums are the combination of the formerly separate Busch-Reisinger, Fogg and Arthur M. Sackler museums. Courtesy Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau

The striking glass roof in the Harvard Art Museums is as much an attraction as the art housed within. Ken Schwarz Flickr

Something of a hidden gem, the Harvard Semitic Museum boasts more than 40,000 Near Eastern artifacts, mostly from museum-sponsored excavations in Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Syria and Tunisia. Courtesy Harvard Semitic Museum

You'll spot several murals by Cambridge artist David Fichter around the city, including this one on Hampshire Street. Leise Jones Photography Courtesy Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau

Another draw to visiting Cambridge in the summer: Taste of Cambridge. The annual event features more than 100 local restaurants and local purveyors. Kyle Klein Courtesy Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau

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