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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 249 attractions in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Great show! Now about the building: it is huge. It is nice. There are 2 halls, one dedicated to the states the other to the nations of the world. Free concerts everyday at 6pm and some of the best sunsets in DC.

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Great shows! Nice gift shop. Great views of the river. Free concerts every afternoon. Be sure to get tickets in advance - unless you don't mind taking a chance.

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Urubamba
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

No matter what the performance, this is a wonderful theater. Summer evenings prior to the show, everyone spills out to the giant patio to watch the Potomac (and each other!)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We attended the lion king there. The theatre is magnificent. A lot of shiny chandeliers and the big statue if JFK. It is a place that you will enjoy both of the performance and the architecture

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Kensington, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Parking underneath, gracious space, great variety, and fine entertainment. Wonderful combination. I like best the opportunity to see dance and musical performances from other cities and countries. I am not so happy at the cost of food and parking.

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Warrenton, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

The Kennedy Center is a nice place to visit and if I were wealthy I wouldn't mind living there or somewhere in the neighborhood. I found a deal on Groupon for a matinee to Matt Bournes' Sleeping Beauty in November of 2013. I arrived early to snap a few photos and discovered that Kathleen Battle was performing with Cyrus Chestnut... More

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McLean, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Lions, exotic birds, drum beats and the philosophy of life...fills your soul with happiness and your heart sings with joy. Make sure you visit the balcony located outside with the beautiful fountains. Take a tour of the gift shop, it is a live art museum. The snacks are also available, nicely presented, have a great time and have lots of... More

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Vadnais Heights, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We had the pleasure of listening to a free concert of the Mongolian Throat singers who were in town for the Smithsonian festival. Apparently, there is a free concert every night. The hallways are decorated with flags from every state and every nation. You can get a great view of DC from the terrace overlooking the Potomac.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I attended a production in the Eisenhower Theatre. This structure houses several theatres and stages for public performances. Every day, there is a concert that the Center broadcasts via internet free of charge, bringing the arts to the masses. The Hall of States and Hall of Countries is impressive with the flags, chandeliers and vastness. The sound and seating quality... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The Kennedy center has free concerts every night - what a wonderful surprise. If you come back the next morning, you can get a free tour of the center - so beautiful!! Definitely a must see!!

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