Harvard was the first university in the United States and was founded in 1636 and is located in Cambridge, MA (a 10 minute drive outside of Boston). It’s considered to be the second best university in the world, right after MIT. The Harvard Museum of Natural History is a popular tourist spot, featuring the universities items and artifacts that relate to the natural world. Objects on display include the largest turtle shell in the world, a 42-foot-long prehistoric marine reptile skeleton, and over 3,000 Glass Flowers (which model over 840 plant species). At the heart of this university, you will find Harvard Yard, where you can get a picture taken with the John Harvard statue. They also offer free walking tours of the campus, with former students including: Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Conan O’Brien, former President George W. Bush and President Obama.