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“very dark & difficult to see” 3 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.
Fort Worth
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“very dark & difficult to see”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

We did not get to see the movie. Guides gave good information. The papers are difficult to see but need to be protected from light.

Visited June 2012
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“The absolute top "museum" in our opinion”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

How unexpected this building was. We were mesmerized. The murals are worth the trip. Would go back again and again.

Visited May 2012
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“Waste of Time”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012 via mobile

This place has nothing to do and has huge crouds so almost every event that needs tickets i sold out.

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“The most beautiful interior in America”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012 via mobile

We loved it! The tour is free. We came through the tunnel from the Capitol. If you only visit one building in DC, I recommend this one.

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“Beautiful building but need to take the tour to appreciate it.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

This place was an afterthought on our whirlwind jaunt through the capitol. We got there about 30 minutes before it closed and didn't have time to jump on one of the tours that were offered. The reading room was large and ornate, but I found myself leaving with more questions than answers.

I'm sure the tour would have been helpful. Will have to really look into it if I go again.

Visited June 2012
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