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Kansas City Public Library

14 West 10th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105
816.701.3400
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Ranked #15 of 100 Attractions in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries
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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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122 reviews 122 reviews
26 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Reston, VA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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87 reviews 87 reviews
38 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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42 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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MessyCaos
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful historical buillding right around the edge of the Power & light district. Love the European style columns and the chandeliers. Def. worth stopping by if you enjoy this type of architectural design.

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Valparaiso, NE
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Went to the Country Club Plaza branch for a speaking engagement by Amanda Ripley, author of The Smartest Kids in the World. Not only was this event FREE, but prior to lecture, FREE reception and the auditorium space was so comfortable. Felt like I was truly a guest in this facility. What a GREAT facility and the program was top... More

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Kansas City, MO
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

After 20+ years of living in KC, I finally made a trip into the historic KC Library. Housed in the former First National Bank building, it is impressive not only for the books. I could spend days and days there! They have a lovely open reading room upstairs, several great areas for meetings and studying, an old bank vault turned... More

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