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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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I was pleasantly surprised by this museum as I could not conceive being interested by reply of news events. However the way that they are presented in this very pleasant spec is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Not really sure why I went here, but it was a great way to spend a few hours and was utterly fascinating. Definitely would not make the list of "have to" visits in DC, but if you have the time it's really quite good.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I was pleasantly surprised by this museum as I could not conceive being interested by reply of news events. However the way that they are presented in this very pleasant spec is great and I found myself fascinated for hours.Well worth a visit once the major monuments have been visited

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Los Angeles, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed visiting the Newseum. We like history, and it was easy to spend several hours touring. Fascinating seeing the front pages over time and for today's date from around the globe.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Tickets are $20 but it's valid for 2 days. When you enter, there is a sign pointing to where you should begin the tour. As you descend the escalator, you will see 2 theaters that offer you a short video on the best way to tour the Newseum. There are 6 floors and each offers a unique experience. If you... More 

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Madison, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We actually were not going to go here, but I got tickets the last minute on a pouring rain day. We wound up spending the entire day here and it was truly one of the highlights of our trip. The amount of history and information in this place is maddening. This is a museum truly worth visiting! for all members... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

First off, allow some time. Love the way this attraction is organized, you start on the top floor and work your way down. Great flow. This museum chronicles the history of news. Starts with the first New Paper (which was a book) that took months to write and print and forever to distribute~ to todays instant news across the planet.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This was a fun museum to go to. Had some really good historical stuff. Their 9/11 exhibit is very moving.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Spent the day in the Newseum before we headed back home to NJ. So glad we got there! Each exhibit was fascinating and easy to get through. I liked the layout; starting at the top and working your way down. Grabbed a quick bite to eat and was pleasantly surprised at how yummy the food was! We had some women... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

not your average museum. Very entertaining. Interactive exhibits and current news stories makes for a a great place to spend your afternoon. $20 to get in. Worth it. My older kids loved it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

My nephew loved the Anchorman exhibit--and we both really enjoyed everything else. An exhibit you would not expect: the FBI G-Man, and even the Unibomber's cabin. Definitely a memorable day in a really nice area of the city. Highly recommended. We ate at Tony Cheng's Mongolian Beef House again--a favorite.

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