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“Great county system of libraries” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Milwaukee Public Library

Milwaukee Public Library
814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53233
414 286 3000
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Ranked #39 of 280 Attractions in Milwaukee
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Milwaukee, WI
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90 reviews 90 reviews
36 attraction reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Great county system of libraries”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I love all of the media options at all of the locations across the city. If you have a card, you can log in and request a book from another library and pick it up at the one most convenient for you. Our entire family visits as often as possible.

Visited March 2015
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“free day”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This is a huge place so plan on spending a good amount of time here. The part I liked the best were the streets of old Milwaukee. Seeing old candy shops and other stuff was an educational experience

Visited January 2015
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“Gorgeous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This building is not only world class, it's collection is too. This is a wonderful destination in Downtown Milwaukee!

Visited December 2014
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“Cool place for children...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Magnificent library with an entrance hall decorated with marble. Staircases are magnificent. The arrangement of the reading room intended for the children is remarkable. I cannot see how a child could not develop the taste of reading in such an environment.

Visited July 2014
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“Milwaukee Landmark”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

I visit this library at least once per month & am pleased to state that it has become a city landmark.
It's librarians and staff/support are friendly and compassionate towards the patrons.
The reading material, computer lab and various meeting rooms are a great benefit for all to use & enjoy.
Lastly, the physical space has been refurbished and is opulent and couldn't be reproduced today.
BEAUTIFULLY done.

Visited December 2014
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