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Outstanding architecural tour!!!

It's free, it's an EXCELLENT tour, AND very, very educational and informative. I recommend this... read more

Reviewed December 9, 2018
Wanda H
Mascoutah, Illinois
Amazing and functional

This is such a wonderful Italian renaissance style building. So much detail is in every corner... read more

Reviewed November 7, 2018
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed December 9, 2018

It's free, it's an EXCELLENT tour, AND very, very educational and informative. I recommend this tour to all adults. The docents are full of knowledge and very personable also.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Wanda H
Reviewed November 7, 2018

This is such a wonderful Italian renaissance style building. So much detail is in every corner, and the best part it is a functioning public Library. It was one of the libraries that Carnegie helped to establish and was designed by Cass Gilbert (Woolworth bldg-fame)....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed September 19, 2018

A wonderful building with lot's of history and top notch facility. The building is amazing, the books are great and the opportunity and options to read, play games, eat and just hang out are endless. The staff was wonderful. Come check out the old pictures,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

What an amazing renovation this historical property has undergone over the past few years. Whether you are book worn or not you need to visit and take in the incredible architecture!

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Robert E
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

Very good tour, the tour was about 45 minutes. Gave lots of historic insight. Worth a couple of hours to look around. We went on a Saturday morning, there was plenty of metered parking available near the front entrance.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 22, 2018

My son loves library's as well as I. This is a beautiful building and enjoyed the wood work in some areas. We visited on a Sunday so we did not get to go upstairs. Bummed about that!!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Leah D
Reviewed June 30, 2018

The tour of this magnificent library is amazing. The character of the old building and all the artwork and finishing touches have to be seen. The tour provides much more information than just walking through the library. Well worth the time!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank maryo7
Reviewed June 28, 2018

A must see in St Louis - beautiful and stunning rooms . A guided tour was not available the day we went to the library but ....an employee was very informative and shared lots of history about the building. I wish my work place looked...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank sbgKentucky
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Not your regular library by any stretch. The sculptures, brass filigree and North 'Writers' Reflection Pool' do hide the practical stacks and e-systems of an incomparable 21st Century library.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank HeyJerry2011
Reviewed June 18, 2018

We stopped in just because our innkeepers said it was worth seeing, and was it ever. Along with the lobby of the Union Station Hotel, this was the most beautiful "from a lost era" sight we saw. The ceilings are spectacular, the place is spacious...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Great site! Every time I look on here I find more I want to do! My son and I will be in Seattle from Aug. 7th to Aug. 14th. We are staying downtown (King's Inn- not the best I know, but all I could afford and still be able to actually do things while in Seattle). Not counting the day we fly in and the day we fly out, that gives us #6 days of sightseeing. I need to get as much planned out before we go, because we won't have internet to help us while we're there (no "4g" phones, only "no g"...More
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Be sure you understand what fees the rental car company charges for picking up downtown and returning to the airport!!