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“Perfect layout” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
10th Street and Constitution Ave, Washington DC, DC 20560 (National Mall)
202 633-1000
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Ranked #21 of 234 Attractions in Washington DC
Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Dining
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Established in 1910 and located on the National Mall, this prestigious museum, part of the Smithsonian Institution, holds the world's most extensive collection of natural history specimens and human artifacts including the remains of dinosaurs and tools used by early man.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
New York City, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Perfect layout”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

This museum has excellent exhibits. They were laid out perfectly. Great for kids and adults equally. Highly recommend.

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“A must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

We enjoyed all the attractions in the museum but especially enjoyed the room where we were able to see all the gems.

Visited October 2012
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“Excellent museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

I visited that great museum in September 2010 and it was a marvelous experience to spend almost 3 hours looking at the huge collections. I could see Hope Diamond. That museum it is a real treasure for people who want to understand the natural world and our place in it.

Visited November 2011
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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“Good Museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

I'm not a natural history kind of guy. But, I enjoyed my time here! The section on evolution? AWESOME! The Hope Diamond? WOW!!!

Visited October 2012
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“Puts other natural history museums to shame!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

I come from London UK and this museum puts our National Museum of Natural History to shame - they should come pay a visit and learn! Great interaction for kids and the exhibits are really well laid out. Well worth a visit when at the National Mall.

Visited October 2012
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