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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 98 attractions in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Libraries
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MessyCaos
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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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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33 reviews 33 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Kansas City, Missouri
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Come for the architecture, the events, and of course, the collection! Try to catch one of the movies on the rooftop in their summer series. Get on their mailing list for great events and expand your knowledge and thinking!

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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96 reviews 96 reviews
9 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

I didn't have time to do all I hoped on my last visit and one thing I missed was this library. But I passed it a couple of times and was pleased by a couple of features. For one thing some of the steps are in the shape of the spines of books. Nice touch. Also there was a Civil... More

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Deltona, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

If you are downtown Kansas City, this is a place to visit. It is free and there are some very interesting exhibits. The Stargazing exhibit was interesting. I don't have the name of the exhibit but it was about Missouri, before during and after the civil war. Very interesting. Couldn't find it listed so perhaps the exhibit ended.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Very cool location and building was neat. The people inside were from all walks of life. Quite a strange atmosphere inside but again worth a stop especially if you like books!

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Chesham, Bucks, England
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91 reviews 91 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

We came to this part of Doentown - not to see the library itself - but the outside of the neighbouring multi storey car park ... a block of books... great way to disguise an other wise ugly building.

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Prairie Village, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

KC is so architecturally interesting! We loved the Central library and the gorgeous architecture (former bank from the 20's) and the vault in the basement is amazing in its technology from back then. The parking lot with the outside fresco painted as books is interesting in and of itself. Be sure and eat at the Majestic, which is preserved in... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Kansas City library offers great book talks with authors and other enrichment activities. The children's section seems sparse but just ask a librarian and they will help from the book in the back room!

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