Duke University, Durham, NC
While in North Carolina, I made it a mission to make sure I checked out Duke. It is a private institution that sits on a huge campus nestled within a serene landscape. I jokingly told a friend it felt more like a National Park than a campus, but looking back, it really did feel like I was visiting a park. I didn't get a chance to check out their famous gardens, but I did get a chance to visit their beautiful chapel, which sits in the center of the university. GO DUKE!