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National Gallery of Art

West Building, Constitution Avenue and 6th Avenue, Washington DC, DC 20002 (National Mall)
202-737-4215
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Type: Art Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Dining, Ice skating
Owner description: One of the world's greatest art museums is comprised of two buildings: one holds paintings from the 13th through the 18th centuries and the other... more » Owner description: One of the world's greatest art museums is comprised of two buildings: one holds paintings from the 13th through the 18th centuries and the other exhibits modern art. « less
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Saginaw, MI
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Wonderful collection, well-displayed. Fascinating gift shops. Allow several hours to do it justice. Lovely restaurant right beyond the main door.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Beautiful place to stroll around. There are great places to sit and appreciate the art. Wonderful collection and a kind and helpful staff.

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Auburn, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

I went for the Degas/Cassatt exhibit which was excellent. Don't bother with the audio tour--too much stating of the obvious. The cafe was excellent, homemade ice tea a 10.

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Cape May, NJ
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We spent about 4 hours at the museum enjoying the Cassat and Degas exhibit and then branching out to enjoy the spectacular exhibits throughout the museum. The gift shop and café also very nice. Don't miss it!

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Belgium
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

An absolute must, if you only visit, one museum in the city, this is it, the collection is fabulous, very divers and gives a good overview over the centuries

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Tuscaloosa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The bathrooms were clean and the staff was helpful. Be aware that the museum is deceptively large--it will take more time and more walking that you might first think.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Definitely my favourite art museum in the world - an abundance of Rembrandts, Monets, Vermeers, van Goghs etc etc etc, and easy to find one's way around. Great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Only scheduled one day for this museum, but adjusted our schedule to spend two days here and even then I thought our tour through the exhibits was a bit cursory. The Van Goghs, Renoirs, and American Furniture exhibits were the highlights for us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I never cease to marvel that this wonderful museum is free! I never tire of visiting my favorites, being exposed to informative special exhibitions, and resting in the atrium watching people from around the world walk by. The guards are knowledgeable and friendly and the building itself is a work of art. Don't miss this!

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Victoria, BC Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Be sure to ask for a map and also for a listing of the top paintings to see. That will make sure you see the highlights.

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