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National Gallery of Art

Address: West Building, Constitution Avenue and 6th Avenue, Washington DC, DC 20002 (National Mall)
Phone Number: 202-737-4215
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Type: Art museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Dining, Ice skating
Owner description: One of the world's greatest art museums is comprised of two...
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Type: Art museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Dining, Ice skating
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the exhibit of Hudson River painters (Chruch, Cole, Cropsey, Bierstadt). Wonderful collection. We wish they were open later than 5:00 on Saturday.

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DC
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This museum--both the East and West wings have some of the most incredible art you will see --Ever!! They have magnificent classical art from all periods and countries of the Masters as well as fabulous Modern classics. And there is always a special show of someone of type -ie Renoir or French classics or whatever may be the current subject.... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

So much great stuff to see. I love the Dutch masters especially. We only survived through half the museum before our feet gave out. Restaurant in basement was tasty but pricey.

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New York City, New York
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84 reviews 84 reviews
34 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This is two huge buildings connected together spanning several blocks. We didn't have much time, and we definitely will allot much more time the next time around. We loved the Calder pieces and I bought little mobile earrings in the gift shop. Be careful when you go to the gift shop - most of the stuff is made in China.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Such a wonderful top-class variety - we ran out of time to appreciate it all. I would suggest spending a day there

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Omaha, Nebraska
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I had this at the bottom of our list thinking my kids 11 and 13 would have no interest. Wow - this place is amazing and the kids agreed. The sheer amount and quality of art here is mindblowing. The gallery is deceptively huge and maze like which is a good thing - it draws you from period to period... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Can't wait to return to this place. It was amazing, I enjoyed everything, including the shop. Perhaps, my favorite place in D.C. A must go!

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Palm Springs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

You can only absorb so much incredible artwork in one day. If you can I would suggest coming for a couple of hours on different days. It's amazing...

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

The National Gallery has an excellent selection of different artists and subjects. The best part is that it is free. There is plenty of time to walk around and no pressure to spend a leisurely visit. This is definitely a place for return visits.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

I only had about an hour in the museum before it closed. But they have a map with a "quick look" of the really key pieces available so I wasn't disappointed. (But honestly one should plan to spend at least 3 hours in the museum to get a better look round.) This Museum hosts the only DaVinci this side of... More 

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