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Seattle Public Library

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Address: 1000 Fourth Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
Phone Number: 206 386 4636
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This is one of the coolest libraries I've ever seen. It is massive, has a huge selection of books and very unique architecture. What I found most interesting is how late it is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This is one of the coolest libraries I've ever seen. It is massive, has a huge selection of books and very unique architecture. What I found most interesting is how late it is open. Worth taking a look if you're in the area and are looking for cheap thrills.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The architecture inside and out really makes this building a gem to visit. observation areas by the 10th floor elevator are spectacular. They have an impressive collection of books here too of course.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Really good that the city has such public space as for the locals so for tourists. Besides being beautiful inside and outside this building gives people space to recharge and relax. I think every big city must have such 'harbor'. Unfortunately I had only about an hour so was able only ti rush through the stories trying to see all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A piece of art, open to the Public. Well equipped and taken care of. Walking by it makes you want to enter and read a book, or just wander around with dreamy eyes. Wonderful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I never thought a library would be a tourist destination, but it was really cool. Loved the modern design.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We went to the library which was incredible because it was listed in Tripadvisor. Unfortunately we did not have the time or energy to dedicate to it so it was impressive but not a must do. We did as other reviewers suggested and rode to the top and meandered down. Amazing structure but I did not really catch a good... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Very neat place to walk through; I worked just a few blocks from here and was able to use library often.

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Newnan, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I knew imagined a 10 floor library until I walked into the lobby. The building structure is spectacular and wish I had more time to explore and walk around inside the building. I definitely plan to spend more time at the attraction.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Not only is it an unusual building the Central Library is probably more likely to have your item on the shelf right now than any other Seattle Public library location. If you're interested in Seattle and Washington state history then you should find a visit to the Seattle Room on the top floor a rewarding climb (take the escalators). They... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This place is really cool. I wish I could've spent more time exploring it and hanging out. VERY good shop inside.

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