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Address: 101 Independence Ave SE, Washington DC, DC 20540
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Though the Library of Congress doesn't own every book ever published, it...

Though the Library of Congress doesn't own every book ever published, it sure has most of them, with 532 miles of shelves and 115 million items, with 7,000 added each working day.

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I'm so glad I went in here on the suggestion of a friend. It's absolutely stunning. Must see the ornately decorated interior.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I'm so glad I went in here on the suggestion of a friend. It's absolutely stunning. Must see the ornately decorated interior.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I didn't know what to expect but was pleasantly surprised by the beauty of this building. The exhibits were interesting too but was taken back by the beauty. Go for an hour - you will enjoy it.

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Wichita, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Library of Congress is actually housed in three separate buildings: the Jefferson Library, The Madison Library, and the Adams Library. The Jefferson Library is far and away the most beautiful and a must see stop for any complete trip to Washington D.C. The building itself is astoundingly beautiful - So. Much. Marble! It is a work of art to... More 

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Boone, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Definitely take the time to check out this incredible National treasure!!!!! The architecture is superb and the overlook to look into the main reading room is stunning. Take time to read the quotes above the windows and doors on the 2nd floor.

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District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Have been in to see the building but not taken the time to do the free tour previously; it was definitely worth it. An hour to orient you and give a little history lesson, while also seeing some of the highlights such as Jefferson's collection. Then you of course can wander some more on your own.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful building but trying to visit in the Spring/Summer makes it a cattle market. Viewing the reading room from the balcony is great but you are likely to be asked to move on to allow the next group in

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped in for a quick visit and were able to joint a constituent tour. Go to the front desk and see if they can get you on a tour. After an hour we had seen the great hall, the Jefferson Library, the actual Library of Congress and the Gutenberg Bible. What a great visit. This is a must see... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Library of Congress may be the most beautiful building in D.C., at least on the inside, which alone makes it a must-see destination. Looking into the Great Reading Room from above is interesting, although it was nicer when you could actually go into the room without special arrangements. However, our favorite part was the Jefferson Library, which contains the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is where all the medical journals and research are kept for the USA and the world. Hugely important for advances in science. Beautiful building across the street from the US Capitol Building

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I absolutely loved this place! There is so much history here and lots to learn. We did the free tour and while it was fast it was still pleasant. You don't have to do the tour but I would recommend it if you have a half an hour of spare time. Then you can go wander about on your own.... More 

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