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Detroit Public Library

5201 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202-4093
+1 313-481-1357
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Underwhelmed

If you need library resources, then this one appeared to have everything. But, if you were just... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
darwinmoore
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Houston
Awesome Building

this building is a must see, just poke in and walk around for a few minutes. Oh and it has a big... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Barry J
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Grosse Ile, Michigan
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5201 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202-4093
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you need library resources, then this one appeared to have everything. But, if you were just looking at the building like me, I wasn't as impressed as I was led to believe. There's some art and nice architecture, but perhaps because I had just...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this building is a must see, just poke in and walk around for a few minutes. Oh and it has a big library in it too which is good.

Thank Barry J
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Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

I arranged for a private tour of the main library for my women’s group that particularly enjoys field trips exploring interesting places. We were all pleasantly surprised by this incredible gem in the heart of Detroit. The 1.5 hour tour provided us with a knowledgeable...More

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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

A Carnegie Library like no other! This amazing building is so much more than a place to store books ... And very worthy of a stop on any tourist itinerary. Took the self guided tour - could have explored and marvelled at this building for...More

1  Thank AmyLynn1980
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

It is unbelievable that the art at the Library is so great. The Library offers a free private tour for groups to learn about the art that is housed here. It is great.

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Reviewed November 9, 2017

And the facilities are top notch. It's a destination of its own. Ask to see the card catalogue area.

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Reviewed November 5, 2017

When two time periods collide you get this amazing museum. In the original building it's giant murals and beautiful decor. The other half of the museum is a mid century gem. The front entrance has a gorgeous Millard Sheets tile mural!!

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Reviewed October 26, 2017

the inside of the building is so impressive. decoration, ceiling, painting, design are like I am in the museum.

Thank Kaz K
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Reviewed September 14, 2017

If you are in town and traveling to mid-town Detroit, make sure not to miss this architectural gem. It is across Woodward from the DIA. The murals and artwork in this building are worth the hour or so it takes to see it.

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Reviewed August 16, 2017

I recently relocated to Detroit and my visit to the DPL was tops on my list due to several recommendations. Was a brilliant idea to bring my camera...roaming here was magnificent. The iron work on the second floor, the views of the city, the frescos,...More

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