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Milwaukee Public Library

814 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53233-2309
+1 414-286-3000
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Wonderful!

I grew up here and have to admit I never once visited. Now being back here visiting I decided to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Katie F
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Definitely worth a visit

This lives was built when Milwaukee was very rich and it shows. The inside is incredibly opulent... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2018
Matthew C
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814 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53233-2309
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I grew up here and have to admit I never once visited. Now being back here visiting I decided to take the kids and we spent four hours reading books and exploring the children's area. We happened upon a story hour and activity session and...More

Thank Katie F
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

This lives was built when Milwaukee was very rich and it shows. The inside is incredibly opulent and if you're in the area it's well worth a visit at least to the entrance hall.

Thank Matthew C
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Note that I am writing this from a tourist perspective, not using the library as an information source. It is your standard big city library. It does have boat models, which encompass a small portion of the library. The employees were very cordial, helpful in...More

Thank Dan I
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

This historic building houses everything your family will ever need from a library, including a very expansive children's section: being there makes the children appreciate the idea of a library itself. Just around the corner from the Milwaukee Public Museum (a real treat of an...More

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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

I have been taking my grandson here since he was 2. He is now 5 and still loves to visit the wonderful children's library section. It is truly made just for kids and on Saturday mornings it offers a special play and/or story time. One...More

Thank SweetgrandT
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

There is nothing better than taking a walk through this library and just picking up a random book. The shelves are filled with opportunities to learn about a new subject. I love the kids area and their story times are top notch for little kids.

Thank Turtlesue66
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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

The lobby itself is stunning. Everything is clean and neat. Childrens Area is very welcoming. Has a puppet center and charming lighthouse that you can climb inside to the top. There is an area for microfilms and it is all organized and filed. Finding things...More

Thank Sissy2807
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

Just happened upon this lovely library; the entryway is grand, old-style. Didn't go into the main part of the library, but checked out the cafe/book sale area. Friendly, helpful ladies, and it was warm (on a very cold walk in downtown Milwaukee)!

Thank brinlois
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

I like buying local stuff wherever I go. This is one of those place to check out for that. Ask the people that work there what they like best they usually will recommend something outstanding.

Thank 124jerica
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

Happened to be in Milwaukee during Doors Open MKE and took a tour of the cupola and the underground stacks, which was a treat. The library is beautiful and if I lived in this city I would certainly be a regular. Lots of space, lots...More

Thank Lisa S
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