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“More amazing than you expect” 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.
Glen Allen, Virginia
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“More amazing than you expect”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Jada, our guide was amazing, so enthusiastic that at times I couldn't take it all in. The decor is indescribable but my highlight was seeing the reading room where National Treasure was filmed - just as you see on tv but you don't know where to look, the sculptures, the ceiling - fabulous. We just caught the last free tour at 1530 so if you are there in time it's definitely going to give you the best understanding of the building, the library and it's history. There was a short introductory film too.

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“BEAUTIFUL”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Go there. It is impressive. Be early, it can be busy. Go before noon.
There is a app you can use as a guide

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“Simply beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

The L of C is just beautiful. We took tour of Capitol then walked the tunnel over to the library. Do not miss this. The inside is not to be believed

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“Library of Congress”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

The tour took us to all parts of the library and informed us of all the history there. Seeing the Bibles was impressive. We spent more time after the tour looking up some music history. My 15 year old grandson thought it was the best tour we had.

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“Amasing architecture”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Loved the tour of the Library of Congress - lots of history in that building, amazing architecture and informed tour guides. There is a bit of a line up to get in, but it is worth it.

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