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Newseum

555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington DC, DC 20001 (Downtown / Chinatown)
+1 888-639-7386
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As featured in 3 days in Washington DC
Ranked #5 of 241 attractions in Washington DC
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Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Boulder, CO
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

If you have any interest in the first amendment, you will like this place. In addition to giving you two days on the ticket (it is one of the few places that charges admission) you get a 4-D movie, a deep understanding of how important media is for civil and free society, and an understanding of the difference between reporting... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

This is one of those places where I'm gonna sit back and say you just gotta go. The Newseum is very interesting, educational, and interactive, and offers a lot for all ages and interests. My personal favorite was the Pulitzer Price Photographs and Berlin Wall galleries. Don't miss the Annenburg Theatre show, and try to spend time at the Interactive... More

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Denver, Colorado
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

In a town where most top attractions are no-charge, this interesting, new and multimedia spot was most interesting, far less crowded than the other spots, and had a sensitive approach to some of the tragic news events of our recent past.

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Joburg
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

A really well laid out, uncluttered museum that flows well. Whilst there are some interesting sections such as FBI section and 9/11, I felt the overall experience was underwhelming compared to many of the other DC museums. The 4D movie is seriously below expectations - even the kids felt let down.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

My six year old boy loved every minute of it and it's also a news buff paradise. Most of the displays are kid friendly however there are some gruesome images that you may have to protect the little ones from. Set aside at least 4 hours min to get your money's worth. I suggest you take in the 4 d... More

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

One could spend two whole days here. Start with the best first: pictures of the Pulitzer Prize winning photos from 1942 to the present. Very moving and helps one appreciate the job of a photojournalist.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

The museum presents the history of media in a well laid out and creative manner. It captures the essence and importance of freedom of the press. This is a must see for students, journalists, media practitioners and advocates of democracy.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

They have done an outstanding job presenting information in an interactive manner. It keeps you engaged and learning. I gave it three stars because I found the information displays were overwhelmingly depressing. I totally understand "news" most of the time is quite depressing, but I thought they could of done a better job balancing the information with some uplifting text

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Sao Paulo, SP
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

They have a huge collection of newspapers, prized pictures and history of journalism. A must-go for journalists or communication students. Went there for 2 days and could have gone other 3 and still would have stuff to see.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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62 reviews 62 reviews
25 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Worth at least a full day, although you can skim it in four if you bypass most of the movies and skim the collections. It is wonderful you can come back the next day at no cost which I would suggest. My favorite displays featured the components of the First Amendment and how First Amendment rights work in schools. The... More

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