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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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Six Floors of News News News

The large part of the Berlin Wall is only a small part of this interactive museum dedicated to the history of news. Start at the top with a killer view of the city and work your... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The large part of the Berlin Wall is only a small part of this interactive museum dedicated to the history of news. Start at the top with a killer view of the city and work your way down floor by floor while headlines and tvs tell you story after story. The gift shop is a good value for DC souvenirs.... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

It’s a wonderful experience for all ages and for all countries. Specially for kids. They really advocate the freedom of speech. Not to modern but very rich in content.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed this museum! A lot of information and takes you back in time. Went with 11 year old and 13 year old and they liked the place too. Only negative is that they blast the A/C and we felt cold the whole time we were inside. We wanted to have in the cafe inside the museum, but decided against... More 

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Chicago IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

very entertaining, and diff from what I had seen! The news is displayed outside also on the side walk where all can see. I thought this was a cool design!

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atlanta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This is a fabulous place to spend several hours. The exhibits are interesting and the computer programs are fun and filled with information. The restaurant there is very good also

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Ridgewood, New Jersey, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My 17 year old son and I had a fabulous 3 hours here - great tour - a must do. We wanted to stay longer and look forward to returning. The Pulitzer Prize winning Photo gallery is so moving - all types of emotions seeing history in photos.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This attraction has to be one of the very best that I have been to anywhere. As a bit of a news junkie, I knew that this place would be right up my street. I was knocked out by the place. The quality of the exhibition spaces is excellent. There are some excellent interactive areas as well. Some of the... More 

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Don't miss this - it's way more exciting than it sounds. A real gem and gave us an amazing afternoon.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This place is awesome. loaded with tons of news past and present. Loved the exhibit where you can tape a news segment as a reporter and post on You Tube.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

My daughter wanted to go here and I managed to get free kid tickets online when I bought my adult ticket. It was very informative and we both learned a lot. Luckily, the day we went was not too crowded and we had good views of everything. Start on the ground floor and take the elevator up. We missed the... More 

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