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Milwaukee Public Library

814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53233
414 286 3000
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Ranked #22 of 86 attractions in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Libraries
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Even links with Marquette's Graduate Law Library, when necessary!! They will bend over backwards to track down any book in their system, no matter how obscure or infrequently-read it is!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is one of the iconic old public buildings that still has the cool stuff. THe lobby has been redone to the original splendor- mosaic tile floor, fake marble columns, high ceiling, etc. Even the stacks are fun to walk around in.

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Evergreen Park, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Nice Architectural Detail inside and out. Nice place to go to relax a little bit. The staff seem friendly that I spoke with. If walking there from downtown areas or the University the neighborhood is OK. I would still be aware of your surroundings. Not sure how it would be at night time in that location. If it part of... More

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Alsip, Illinois
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79 reviews 79 reviews
35 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Toured the Library with Doors Open Milwaukee. The lobby and dome area were beautiful maintained and architecturally magnificent. We toured the attic above the dome, the old 4th floor offices but missed the roof top garden.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Free internet, and employees that are willing to help. I especially like the downtown library. A lot of homeless, but I don't mind it. hey never bothered me. Great kids section as well!

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Searcy, Arkansas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

We were looking for something kid-friendly to do on a rainy evening. The library is open until 8 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday. It has beautiful architecture and numerous displays about the area (both historical and current). The Betty Brinn Children's Room has play areas, including a light house play structure, train table, and, puppet theater, and the beautiful Hans... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

I was on Jury duty and rec'd a free day to the Museum. WOW, some things have stayed the same, but much has changed. Do yourself a favor and visit this venue. You'll get lost in the maze of experience.........

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

the library has two faces: to the south, it is an enormous stone pile, with pillars and an imposing facade. to the north, it is glass and steel, modern and bright. the building is huge; it could hold many more books, but my impression is that as things go digital and electronic, there will be more computer terminals and less... More

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orinda
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Huge selection of books in the used book store. They sold drinks and snacks also. Great old building.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

The Central library on W. Wisconsin Ave. is one of Milwaukee's most beautiful buildings, and it houses a terrific collection. The children's room is a fine resource for both fun and reading. Tours are offered on Saturday afternoons; in summer time, be sure to visit the green roof!

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