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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 248 attractions in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
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Dupont, Washington
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70 reviews 70 reviews
20 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Be sure to take a tour given by the fantastic volunteers. We were able to step in to many of the theaters. In fact, the highlight was our group singing in the Concert Hall. The Kennedy Center is decorated by many gifts from countries around the world. Beautiful patio overlooking the Potomac. Free daily 6-7 shows on the Millennium Stage.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

My wife and I attended the Fourth of July on the terrace this year for the first and most certainly the last time. While the view of the fireworks was great, the food was horrid. At the BBQ area, we found desert plates instead of dinner plates; forks, but no knives; I had a piece of brisket that was half... More

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Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
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213 reviews 213 reviews
55 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

Visiting the Kennedy Center, in and of itself, is a treat. The building is beautifully constructed and the elegance begs for a special occasion or excuse to celebrate something- be creative! Parking is $22 and makes for easy access to the stages. Take a picture of your space number with your cell phone and you will easily find it after... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

The Kennedy center it always nice have seen a lot of show here. If your looking for something fun to do Shear Madness is always a good go to since it changes each show depending on the audience.

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Woodstock, Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

This is one of the most beautiful centers to view a show or a special concert. The shows that are booked are all top-notch.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

I have been coming there for years and can't recall a bad experience. The employees are always nice, the food in the upstairs cafe is good for what they charge and has an amazing view. Come early and see the 6pm free performance in the lobby, its crowded but free, great place to try out if your kids are ready... More

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Melbourne Beach, Florida
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99 reviews 99 reviews
19 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Call the POTUS Secretary, 202-456-1414 and see if any of the various venues are available. I have always enjoyed it.

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Alberta
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13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Walking through this building just feels grand, with its high white walls and red carpets. The night time view from the roof top lets you see in all directions. We have taken students on a few different occasions to view the play "Shear Madness" in one of the upstairs theatres. Hilarious fun every time. The students get goose bumps walking... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A visit to see the Center is worth the effort whether to see a performance in the Opera Hall or to eat in the restaurant. The bust of JFK is very sobering.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We greatly enjoyed our trip here to see The Lion King. A friend who works there showed us around so we didn't take a formal tour. It's an impressive place and the views from the roof are great. I wholeheartedly recommend finding a show on the schedule that interests you and visiting the Kennedy.

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