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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 #18 of 254 Attractions in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
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Mobile, AL
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84 reviews 84 reviews
35 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

What a place! We had a tour, had a bite in the KC cafe then saw Evita. Great show even better location. Walked the balcony for the view. A great monument to Kennedy.

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Australia
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328 helpful votes 328 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

We came to the Kennedy Center by taxi from Layfayette Square and it wasn't very expensive, nor was also not very far by cab. The Kennedy Center complex is very large and very grand inside. It had a wide range of shows on from ballet to opera to orchestral performances to interactive theater upstairs in some of the smaller theaters.... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Our representative set up the tour or otherwise I might have missed this gem. The rooftop view of DC and the surrounding areas is definately worth the stop. While your there might as well get the free tour. Arlene, our tourguide, was energetic and knowledgeable about the center. The artwork and gifts to the center from around the world were... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

The Centers architecture is a marvel as are the acoustics. Its location is prominent and many avenues of transportation to this venue is available.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

From Mozart's Magic Flute to the fusion of traditional Indian and African music (see Nistha Raj's performance at the Millennium Stage) .. the world collides in the most beautiful ways at the Kennedy Center. The Millennium Stage offers young children the opportunity to access a wide range of musical experiences. A beloved spot in DC.

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Connecticut
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

I liked being inside this icon of the performing arts. It is a light and spacious venue, not nearly as imposing when you get in, as it looks from the outside. I was really impressed with the diversity of shows and activities. We saw a full stage show. there are lots of other genres of performing arts: children;s programs, local... More

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St. John's, Canada
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20 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

It is a wonderful spot for its views, history and culture. This place single handily introduced me to and created the desire I have today for high level opera. It has a wide collection of different performances, but the two operas I saw in this center will forever leave a lasting impression on me.

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Chantilly, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

We love the Kennedy Center and have always had a great experience there. This year we have been there a lot and have a couple more performances coming up that we purchased. The performances are always top notch. We like the box seats, but have sat down in the orchestra many times as well and never had a bad seat.... More

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Bristol, Connecticut
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

The JFK center is well worth the trip. and, if you have time. go to an event there. The Opera Theater is very impressive. The hall of nations is well worth seeing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

So gorgeous and grand. We saw Evita, which was good, but the venue made it a spectacular evening. It's gorgeous within and the views of the river are outstanding.

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