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John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

2700 F Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20566
800-444-1324
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Ranked #19 of 252 Attractions in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
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Bethesda, Maryland
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142 reviews 142 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

One of the most unique memorials in town, this one to the youngest president who was assassinated in Dallas during his first term. It is unique in that it contains five active theaters that house the National Symphony, National Opera, two for plays and small concerts and a movie theater. It also has a fine dining and an upscale cafeteria.... More

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Granada Hills, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Great show. Loved it. Highly recommend. All ages will love it. Saw it with our teenage son and he loved it too.

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Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Went to see the Navy Band perform country at the Millennium Stage (free concert). If you like country music you'll love this! They were outstanding! Only sang for an hour and I could have listened much longer!

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Kansas City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Excellent facility and performance of The Lion King. Had dinner at the RoofTop, which was excellent.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Took a tour here. Kennedy is one of my favorite presidents. I served and lived on the U.S.S. John F. Kennedy for five years. This is a great venue for opera's plays, or jazz concerts. Visiting the different theaters was amazing. The view from the balcony is "to die for".

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

JFK is still impressive. More so, when you review the mission of the Center or go to performances at the Center. Keep in mind: free performances every day at like 6pm in the lobby

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We came here and saw the Lion King production. It was excellent. The acoustics and lighting in the auditorium were some of the best ever.

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St. Louis, MO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We took a tour by Vincent who is a volunteer at the Kennedy Center. He took us walk through he center and saw the theaters and the presidential box, very interesting. The terrace was great and has beautiful view.

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Seattle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We didn't have time for a formal tour, just walked around the Center a bit on our own - it's huge and has several venues for different events. There is a free 1-hour show in one of the smaller venues each day at 6pm. Usually it's music, but we went for a comedy show that was a lot of fun.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I'm told there are free concerts during the week on Tuesdays- check the website to check out an added bonus while in town.

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