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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 232 Attractions in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

An iconic performing arts center, and truly worth of its fame. If you have the time, try the café on the second floor and step onto the terrace. The view of Washington is wonderful.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

We went here for the opera La Boheme. The facility is huge and awe inspiring with a large sculture of John F, Kennedy. The show was fantastic. Don't miss the gift shop either, we spent a long time in there, they have lots of cool and novelty gifts. Make sure that your taxi driver has a knowledge of the suburbs... More

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Redding, California
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69 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

We were able to see Little Dancer a fairly new musical. We all loved it including our husbands (usually fall asleep). I would recommend this venue to all visitors.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

I have been to the JFK center for plays before, and loved it, but I recently took a free1-hour tour of the building and it was awesome! The tour guide was super engaging, knew his information, and took lots of questions from the audience. This really should be a must-do activity for anyone who is looking to do something that... More

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District Heights, Maryland
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

This center for the performing arts is the place to experience culture at it's best. From dancers to singers to special performances often seen by the President, you never know what you might see. I have been there often and I love it. Parking is available but it is expensive.

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Cape Cod
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

The Kennedy Center is a cultural icon in DC and has three spectacular performance spaces -- a theatre, an opera house and a concert hall. They have parking below the Center, although it is $23 per performance. Anything you see there is worthwhile.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

A memorable Center for Performing Arts! I went to see a showing of "My Fair Lady" way back in 2008 and the play was nice but the venue itself is even more impressive ... almost regal.} If you can catch a play or performance here while in DC it is highly recommended.

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Reston, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We went to watch 'Lion King' here, we thought it will be tough to navigate through the place, it was not so bad. we loved the seating area, it is designed so most of the seats get a good view at the stage. the cafeteria we felt was small & costly but it has a beautiful terrace right next to... More

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Clarksville, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Went to my first opera at the kennedy center this past Saturday. I loved it. The whole experience was a delight.

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

In May we were lucky to see Giselle performed by the Bolshoi, and in November, we were blown away by the Washington National Opera's performance of La Boheme. We had incredible seats for both - in the orchestra for the ballet and front row in the first tier of the balcony for the opera. This venue is truly beautiful. We... More

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