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Kansas City Public Library

14 West 10th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105
816.701.3400
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Ranked #16 of 104 Attractions in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries, Cultural
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chicago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

It's probably a grate library. I just wanted to say a few words about street view. This is unusual, unforgettable building. Who put those trees in front of building? Why? It doesn't make any sense.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The downtown branch is an old bank building with marble floors old check writing stands. Beautiful architecture! The 5th floor has a roof top garden and is open as long as weather permits. There is a small cafe with coffee and sandwiches on the first floor . If you like grandfather clocks there is almost a grandfather clock on every... More

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Dunsmuir, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

It is simply the most beautiful library I have ever seen. It had been a bank in past years. It was all marble columns and floors. It still had the original vault with its huge thick door, in fact they show movies inside of it. Just awesomely magnificent.

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Austin, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The front of the building is amazing. Once you walk in you are surrounded by knowledge and beauty and wisdom. We saw a fantastic postcard collection that covered well over a century of Kansas City history.

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Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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244 reviews 244 reviews
96 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The building is a great throwback to when buildings were built to be functional and beautiful at the same time! Nestles among other buildings downtown it definitely stands out! Great place!

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Coronado, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

It's two years later when I'm writing this and I still feel the awe and glee of discovering this gem. An old bank converted to a modern library while preserving the character, reveling in the opulence and extending it with notable flair. As a book resource I can't comment but as an architectural delight I can attest to its beauty.... More

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Ames, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I stopped in the library after seeing that they were currently showing two exhibits I was interested in seeing. The first was called 'Apron Strings' which was a collection of various vintage aprons which have been very well preserved. The collection was lovely and included bits of background and history on each one. Very enjoyable. The other exhibit which was... More

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Springfield, MO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We didn't go inside just took pictures in front of the books painted on wall. Loved it! Would recommend to have pictures done in front of them.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

this library is very nice. lots of good reading and audio/video stuff. I spent a lot of time here. go up to the top floor for a good view of Kansas City.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

It is worth going by to see the front of the building. It looks like large classic books. picture worthy.

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