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Newseum

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Address: 555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington DC, DC 20001
Phone Number: +1 888-639-7386
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Description: Find out for yourself why everyone is calling the Newseum the best...
Find out for yourself why everyone is calling the Newseum the best experience Washington, D.C. has to offer. Each of the seven levels in this magnificent building is packed with interactive exhibits that explore how news affects our shared experience of historic moments. Whether you have just a few hours or want to spend all day, you’ll find something for everyone in the family in the Newseum's 15 theaters and 15 galleries.
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Even if you're not a 'newsie,' you MUST see this place

As I planned out a five-day stay in DC for this past July, the Newseum was one of my three 'must-see' items (the other two being the Supreme Court and the Air & Space Museum). I'm... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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Seattle
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

As I planned out a five-day stay in DC for this past July, the Newseum was one of my three 'must-see' items (the other two being the Supreme Court and the Air & Space Museum). I'm a 40-year veteran reporter, hence my strong desire to check out this one. I spent the late morning and the entire afternoon here. By... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

A must for working journos or anyone interested in the media business. Understandably skewed toward the American reporter's experience but the exhibitions make history come to life and certainly achieve their goal of portraying the news business as an honourable one.

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Epping Essex
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

We arrived early and spent 4 hours here, could have spent longer, but better to return anotherday, ticket valid for 2 days - great idea more places should do this. The story of history being made, reported and documented. Something for everyone, not a dusty archive in sight,but some iconic archives, well presented. A really fascinationg place.

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Dallas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

I have reviewed this attraction before, and my 5-star rating still holds on a second visit a year later. This is one of the very best attractions in D.C. Our group had planned to stay for just about two and a half hours, but many chose to stay twice that long instead. One tip: Don't waste your time on the... More 

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Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Spent three and a half hours here when we went. This museum brings you primary documents, rare artifacts, and news stories which should not be forgotten. You're hooked as soon as you see that portion of the Berlin Wall and feel emotionally affected once you enter the exhibit on fallen journalists. Fun inter-actives and videos throughout! The store is cool... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

The Newseum takes you through history in a fun, exciting, not once boring kind of way. All ages can find something of interest there, if not everything. Side note: There is food available but it's a bit pricy.

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Plenty to see covering many years of US history/culture even for a non-American. Recommend 3 hrs min

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I love this place. I never realized the depth that goes into the production of journalism. I also never realized just how lucky we are to live in the US - in a country that values free speech and is willing to protect that right. This place will take you through a journey of the history of some of the... More 

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Chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

It was an interesting concept for a museum. We certainly enjoyed the visit and learned a great deal. However unless you had a full 3 days to sit and watch all the video it seems quite pricey for the content.

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Morristown, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This visit to DC was all about seeing new sites and a couple of favorites. The Newseum fit this category. When you walk up, there are front pages from all 50 states displayed outside the entrance. It's a looong line of cases, but very interesting to see what's a headline across the Nation. Upon entering, you are encouraged to view... More 

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