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Address: 710 Speight Avenue, Waco, TX 76798
Phone Number: 254-710-3566
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The Armstrong Browning Library, free and open to the public, is located on...

The Armstrong Browning Library, free and open to the public, is located on the campus of Baylor University. It is a 19th-century research center dedicated to the study of the lives and works of Victorian poets Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning and houses the world's largest collection of Browning material and fine collections of rare 19th-century books, manuscripts, and works of art.

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Most beautiful spot on the Baylor campus

If you love the poetry of the Brownings, then you must visit this library. I studied here while at Baylor because it is a quiet place. It is beautiful and a must-see.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love the poetry of the Brownings, then you must visit this library. I studied here while at Baylor because it is a quiet place. It is beautiful and a must-see.

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Spring, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

This gem located on Baylor University campus is filled with beautiful stained glass windows and the love of Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning! The ballroom in this library was used to create the Beauty and the Beast ballroom!!

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Thank MinnieKay
Waco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Beautiful, historical, amazing, wonderful building, perfect site for weddings and other events.Handicap accessible.

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Thank W P
Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

The most beautiful Baylor library. If you enjoy beautiful architecture this is a must see. There are many gorgeous stained glass windows and historical documents pertinent to Waco and Baylor. Free admission!

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Thank Steve14051
Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

If you zip in and out, you've short-changed yourself. Why not stop a moment in the center of each room and look around? Allow yourself to be amazed at the stained glass, the bronze doors, the intricate ceilings. Notice the bells and pomegranate floor motif. The best way for those of us who aren't Browning scholars to appreciate the museum... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

This building is incredibly beautiful inside. The Italian marble columns and woodwork are as good as it gets. The stained glass windows are each incredible works of art. If you are on the Baylor campus make sure to spend at least 30 minutes here. I felt smarter and classier for just having visited...really.

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

Won't take but 5-10min to see it all but what you do see is pretty and interesting. Probably a great place to study or read.

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Grand Prairie, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

We stopped by here looking for something different. The stain glass windows were nice to look at. But that's about it. We went. We looked. We left. In and out of that place in 10 minutes. Very boring. I would pass on this unless you absolutely have nothing better to do.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016 via mobile

Great Waco stop- must do for those who love architecture. The collection itself is really nice and interesting but the building is a gem. It has so many wonderful characteristics of the time it was built (50s) and classic design elements. The terrazzo floors, soaring ceilings, warm wood and stained glass are wonderful. The meditation room is very peaceful. The... More 

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west Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016

Whether you are a Browning fan or not. The architecture and stained glass are worth the time to walk through. Several interesting items of literary importance are housed in the library.

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