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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
Fee: Yes
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 fun

This place is huge with plenty to keep you occupied for 2 to 6 hours. It's very comfortable with many interactive exhibits. Great for families with older kids. Also for seniors... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2012
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

This place is huge with plenty to keep you occupied for 2 to 6 hours. It's very comfortable with many interactive exhibits. Great for families with older kids. Also for seniors who may want to sit down since there are exhibits which can be explored while seated.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

I loved the new museum. there is so much to see and learn here, I think it would please everyone. For me, the highlights were the political advert exhibition, the first amendment exhibition, the freedom of the press exhibition and the pulitzer prize photo winner exhibition. But that was just me. Though it may seem expensive, as 23 dollars a... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Not just a media experience, but a history one too. Very good. Take the guest through the media history and enhances that experience with excellent visuals and artifacts.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

This is quite an experience for the first time visitor to Washington, DC. Having been to DC many times in the past, I was able to spend many hours in this museum. There is so much to see that it boggles the mind and stirs up the senses to try in take in all that the museum has to offer.... More 

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Northern Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Kids 8 & 11 enjoyed it ..... though parts are, understandably, a little intense. Amazing what is there ....... Good thing the tickets are for two days as it would take two days to begin to take it all in.

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Mandeville, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Allow 4 hours for this museum. The summertime offer of 'kids free with a paid adult' made this an affordable visit. I had the '2 hour must see' pamphlet in my hand and knew that we wouldn't make it in 2 hours when the very first level that we started on (the Concourse Level) which is listed as a 15... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

The upside: Overall this is an interesting museum to visit. The exhibits are fascinating and span from entertaining artifacts like Clarice Starling's (Silence of the Lambs) Business Card to the more serious, Twin Tower Antenna. I was very impressed with the quality of the exhibits. You can tell that every item was carefully chosen and very well presented. I was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

The last visit of an all too short visit to DC. The only museum where we paid an entry fee , but so worth the money! Compelling and moving exhibits , in particular the section devoted to 9/11 . I see that other contributors refer to how our news is packaged for us , I particularly liked the gallery devoted... More 

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Take the free hour tour to give yourself an overview of what is available: FBI section (tours no longer available at the FBI itself); 9/11 exhibit with radio tower and front pages of all the papers; front pages from all over the world and from your town or city available daily and on computer; Tim Russert's office (until the end... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

A must see in DC for anyone who has ever turned on a television or read a newspaper. It's pretty large and has lots of interaction. I just never had that OMG moment I thought I would have.

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