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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

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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 5 weeks ago
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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 5 weeks ago

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 20 September 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 17 September 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 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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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!!

Date of experience: July 2018
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!

Date of experience: March 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank sbgKentucky
Reviewed 19 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.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank HeyJerry2011
Reviewed 19 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

Date of experience: June 2018
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