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Seattle Public Library

1000 Fourth Ave, Seattle, WA 98104 (Downtown)
206 386 4636
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Ranked #13 of 212 Attractions in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries, Architectural Buildings
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salt lake city
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This is simply one of the most remarkable buildings I have ever visited. The architecture is amazing and imaginative. We explored it from top-to-bottom and inside-and-out. it's an experience not to be missed if you have the time.

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Wylie, Texas, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This place is really huge and modern/ The library is definitely worth a quick visit. It's fun to navigate your way from the first floor to the top and then enjoy the architecture from above.

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Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Who would think that a public library should be a must see on a tour of a city? In Seattle, it definitely is. This architectural wonder built in 2004 is something Seattle is very proud of, as well it should be. The ten story building itself is breathtaking inside and out and houses an extensive collection of books and several... More

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Altoona, Pennsylvania, United States
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66 reviews 66 reviews
49 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This came up on my trip advisor as a must see. This building looks amazing from the outside and is just as big on the inside. Amazing.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

The interior is wide open, unlike any library I've ever seen. For anyone who likes modern buildings, this is a must.

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Belton, Texas, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

A really cool building that all ages will enjoy visiting. The outside alone is a visual treat. The gift shop has fun items in it.

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Dorado, Puerto Rico
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I love to see the public library of the city that i'm visiting. I dare to say that this one is one of the best. 10 floor building, amazing architecture, great view of the downtown. Definitely, I will comeback.

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nj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Loved this library!!! Glass and geometric shapes, beautiful architecture!! I was able to get some beautiful photographs. Definitely put this on your list of places to visit... inside and out!!! Makes me excited that books still exist!

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Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

It is the perfect spot to have a nice and quiet place to study or just relax while watching movies, reading or just surfing the internet.

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Fresno
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I made my friend walk all around Pioneer Square in the rain because I was determined to see this library and after checking it out (at last), she turned to me and said, "I'm glad you didn't give up. For a public library, it's pretty cool." Pros: - amazing architecture - Some facts I gleaned from the Seattle Public Library... More

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