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Smithsonian American Art Museum

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Address: 8th and F Streets, NW, Washington DC, DC 20013
Phone Number: (202) 633-1000
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Part of the Smithsonian Institution that owns more than 40,000 works...
Part of the Smithsonian Institution that owns more than 40,000 works depicting the history of art in the United States.
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Some Of The World's Finest Arts

If you want to say WOW!, over and over. This is a place you need to visit. There is so much different types of Artwork, that you have never seen in your entire life, not even on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Greensburg, Pennsylvania

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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

If you want to say WOW!, over and over. This is a place you need to visit. There is so much different types of Artwork, that you have never seen in your entire life, not even on T.V.

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Reno, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is by far one of the best art museums in DC. It will take you several hours to go through all of it and you should. Fantastic art and a beautiful structure.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

It will not surprise a frequent traveler but it is a good mix between art and history with the American twist. Sometimes too much America. But that is quite common over there.

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We arrived a few days early to explore DC. My husband and I really enjoyed this beautiful Museum. Our walking tour included many Museums, excellent time!

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Thought it represented American Art wonderfully and diversely. Very impressed. Every genre of art was represented and the diversity of subject and artist was refreshing.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

if you come to DC make sure you go to The Smithsonian American Art Museum, I think they have guidance to visit the surroundings. It's beautiful and so clean!

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Potomac, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

A variety of artwork of places around the USA, and of famous people portraits esp. the Presidents. You can learn about US history here too. The tours are worth it. We sat in on one about Alexander Hamilton and the tour guide made him come to life reminding us of his personality and his many accomplishments. Our favorite place is... More 

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Vicenza, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

As soon you enter your jaw drops. The paintings are so beautiful that you would never leave. The rooms are big and never overcrowded and plenty of chairs to contemplate the wonderful paintings.

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Marquette, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Yes the art there is amazing but, it is just something that I am not passionate about. There are several pieces on display most of which I am not even remotely familiar with. I did find it interesting that there were artists there creating new pieces, and that was more interesting to me than most of the art on the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Well worth it and impressive. There are interactive features, very informative and highly recommended, my wife and I enjoyed this visit very much and would go there again in the future to enjoy it in more depth at leisure, it needs a few hours to assimilate all there is to see. Well worth your time and the whole family can... More 

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