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Provincetown Library

356 Commerical St, Provincetown, MA 02657
508-487-7094
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Ranked #4 of 27 Attractions in Provincetown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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132 reviews 132 reviews
71 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

Be sure to go up the stairs in this intriguing building - the utilitarian stairs inside the libray, they discourage steps on the historic staircase. In the middle of the children's library is a full sized ship - Rose Dorothea. Not to be missed!

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Columbus, OH
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

There is a boat inside the library, on the top two floors! Not only is it a great library, with incredible views of the harbor, but I do not know of any other libraries with a boat built inside of them. Free, and well worth a stop.

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Ithaca, New York
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107 reviews 107 reviews
17 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

So the lovely surprise on the 2nd floor that everyone mentions is the 1/2 size model of a sailing ship - definitely stop in to see this! I will say also that it was a great help to me to have access to their free computers (1/2 hour time limit) in order to check email, etc. - I don't have... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We were exploring the tacky Commercial St and we stopped by to take a look. The building looks old but it's very well preserved. Once there we realized that there is a public restroom. We weren't the only ones noticing that, there was a big line.

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Oldham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

There is a half scale model of a sailing ship in the children's library on the first floor. it's huge - about 50 feet long. Well worth popping in - it's free.

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wellfleet,ma
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This building has had many lives-- the history is part and parcel of the building, with a great collection, amazing local art, incredible views of the harbor and a wonderful surprise in the second floor children's section.

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Blue Earth
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84 reviews 84 reviews
33 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The 1/2 scale size ship was unique to find in a library. Views from the library's upper floor were beautiful!

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Buffalo, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Who goes to a library on vacation?! This one is worth a visit.The art work on the walls and the boat in the middle of the building was well worth the stop, and I loved that you could take free copies of a crossword puzzle. The reading spots are very special. I would come here again, just to read and... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I walked through Yarmouth to Dennis to find the old Indian burial ground and the first guy states, "we 're closing". I then greated him, and stated , "just need directions". The LADIES WERE FINE; they gave good directions :)

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Take the elevator to the top of the library for an amazing view of the harbor. There's also a ship in the children's library which was very cool.

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