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“A must see” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Library of Congress

Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave SE, Washington DC, DC 20540 (National Mall)
(202) 707-5000
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Owner description: Though the Library of Congress doesn't own every book ever published, it sure has most of them, with 532 miles of shelves and 115 million items, with 7,000 added each working day.
Montrose, CO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A must see”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

The architecture alone makes this building a must see. I could have spent hours just walking around the museum, mostly looking up. This building is a national treasure - and it's a pretty great library too. It's home to some very interesting historical artifacts and documents. Go check it out if you get a chance.

Visited April 2012
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“Great docent led tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

Beautiful building, informative history, and gracious volunteers contributed to an efficient visit to the library. I learned how to utilize the collection, the other DC location and it made me feel more like a resident than a visitor.

Visited July 2011
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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“beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

linked to capitol visitor center. very beautiful. andrew jackson's library is here and you can see the books.

Visited April 2012
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adelaide
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“Easy to skip”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

The building is impressive, though much of it is Inaccessible to the general public. Disappointing display of Thomas Jeffersons library - which is hidden behind perspex. I understand that this is to preserve the books, but books are supposed to be read, not seen on a shelf.

Visited December 2011
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“MARVELOUS”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

our tour guide was awesome, catered to family with small children, re told the history of the library really well. this is a must visit place for kids...

Visited April 2012
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