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Amazing architecture and just a great place to visit

A wonderful building with lot's of history and top notch facility. The building is amazing, the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
62Vetteman
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Cedar Park, Texas
AMAZING ARCHITECTURE

What an amazing renovation this historical property has undergone over the past few years. Whether... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Robert E
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!

Thank Robert E
Reviewed 28 August 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.

Thank jkfinl
Reviewed 23 July 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!!

Thank Leah D
Reviewed 30 June 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!

Thank maryo7
Reviewed 29 June 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

Thank sbgKentucky
Reviewed 18 June 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.

Thank HeyJerry2011
Reviewed 18 June 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

Thank jviertel
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

Visiting a public library is typically not the first thing on my list for vacation but the Central Public in STL is a gem. The inside architecture is a work of art itself. The staff and volunteers are extremely friendly. This was a great stop...More

Thank hellogoodbye_7
Reviewed 5 May 2018

We visited this library so we could see the architecture. The building was renovated and expanded in 2012, about a century after it's initial construction. This extensive renovation restored and preserved the Great Hall while simultaneously adding enormous structural elements to the building. That mix...More

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