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National Gallery of Art

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Address: West Building, Constitution Avenue and 6th Avenue, Washington DC, DC 20002
Phone Number: 202-737-4215
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Dining, Ice skating
Description: One of the world's greatest art museums is comprised of two buildings: one...
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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The best museum at the Smithsonian

This is a Word class museum in America, free of charge. You can check Gaugins, van Gogh's, Renoirs, Monet, and Picassos. There are plenty of expositions that often change, to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a Word class museum in America, free of charge. You can check Gaugins, van Gogh's, Renoirs, Monet, and Picassos. There are plenty of expositions that often change, to the delight of Washingtonians and visitors from out of town. Whenever I go to the mall, I always try to go there. Endless fun and learning, free of charge

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

When built this was the largest marble building in the world. It's lovely from the punk mnarblke stairs to the rotunda. Many of the galleries are panelled with beautiful woods. A number of galleries are very warm and stuffy. Jackets, sweaters, scarvces,etc are best left at the coat check. The Impressionist galleries are not to be missed and the collection... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

You can pick up a leaflet at the entrance which guides you to the highlights of the gallery. You can see the only Da Vinci painting in the US along with some other incredible art. Definitely worth a visit

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I walked in there last week on my way to the American Museum and didn't have many expectations. The front entrance is absolutely beautiful with the large columns decorating the front. The main lobby is also very beautiful with a large fountain and a statue above it. I particularly like the columns surrounding the fountain as it gives the place... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

All kinds of fabulous art to see here from every major time period. And as all Smithsonian Museums, it's FREE!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

It will amaze you when you recognize a famous piece of art in every room of this vast museum. And then there's all the art you never saw before. Truly one of our country's treasures. So glad to have spent a day there and ready to do so again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

What a surprise. We went back twice to this museum. There is so much to see here. Rivals the Louvre in our opinion. Take some time to check out every room, not just the major exhibits (which are also excellent!)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We liked the main floor and spent a couple of hours walking around. Loved the Rembrandts and Picassos. The food count located downstairs between the main building and the extra side building is very good and has a wide variety. Eat while enjoying the modern waterfall beside your table. Take the walkway over to the extra side building for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Wonderful buffet served that reflects period food from select art work. Additionally, the art and concerts are great. The museum store is the best place in D.C. to purchase memorable items.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Quick tour but very enjoyable. Exceptionally friendly and helpful staff. Exhibits are stunning. Can spend hours or days taking it in. Many places to rest and absorb. Wish we had more time!!!

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