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Library of Congress

101 Independence Ave SE, Washington DC, DC 20540 (National Mall)
(202) 707-5000
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Ranked #6 of 249 attractions in Washington DC
Type: Libraries, Government Buildings, History Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Though the Library of Congress doesn't own every book ever published, it sure has most of them, with 532 miles of shelves and 115 million items, with... more » Owner description: Though the Library of Congress doesn't own every book ever published, it sure has most of them, with 532 miles of shelves and 115 million items, with 7,000 added each working day. « less
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Mumbai Indian
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222 reviews 222 reviews
18 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Very Lovely Building with fine architecture. You can not normally go in to the library where the books are there..you can see only through glass windows. But the majesty of the building is make the visit worthful.

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Modesto, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I loved the Library of Congress. It is absolutely beautiful. Lovely architecture and art work. Impressive historical displays. Definitely set aside time to take the self guided walking tour.

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Omaha, NE
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This is an absolutely beautiful building, the only downside is you can only de the library you see in mo pictures thru a small window

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Boston, MA
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We decided to take the air tunnel from the Capitol to the Library of Congress, honestly because it was air conditioned and handy. What a surprise to find the gorgeous mosaics in the lobby, and to see a bit of the real library. Our 12 year old grandson thought it was a highlight of the trip!

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Michigan
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77 reviews 77 reviews
30 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I had no idea what a beautiful building this is, so even if you don't really think you would enjoy it, go inside and at least look at the architecture.

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W. PA
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

One of the great free things in DC to see. Be sure to book a tour it is so full of great info. This building is a real piece of art beautiful! We went here 3 day so we could see all we wanted to see. It is very near the metro stop and we had to walk past it... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

can get lost in the vast volumes of books here. there is no amount of time you could spend here that would make you feel like you saw everything. uncovering one thing always leads to the next. could spend an eternity here. love this place.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We were close to skip this icon in DC's Skyline. But we glad we saw this amazing building. Take one of the tours to get more of the insides. A lot of walking and do not forget some water. We will come back for sure

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Forget books, the building alone is so worth the trip. I never expected this was what I would see. And the history is such a bonus!

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Walker, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The place is breathtaking and truly amazing and was glad we went. Got some Great pictures. My wife loved the architectural of all the surroundings.

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