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“Place to get started” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Smithsonian Institution Building

Smithsonian Institution Building
1000 Jefferson Drive SW, Washington DC, DC 20013-7012 (National Mall)
202 633 1000
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Ranked #19 of 234 Attractions in Washington DC
Type: Zoos, Museums
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The world's largest museum and research complex is actually comprised of 15 specialty museums, and other affiliates, with subjects that vary from African Art to the postal service, sculpture to space exploration.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Illinois
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“Place to get started”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

This is the place to go if you have never been to the many Smithsonian museums. Nice luncheon area and many. many helpful people and pamphlets.

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“Open Early! excellent gardens”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

We stopped by before our flight out.
As the building is open at 8:30, its one of the earliest attractions. Gardens are impressive. the history of the smithsonian is interesting in its own right.

Visited July 2013
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“Huge and Old”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

The red brick buildings are very easy to spot on the mall. This place is huge and has many parts so it's a good idea to go to the website first and find out what areas you want to focus on.

Visited June 2013
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“Beautiful building, but.....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

The castle was beautiful on the outside, but not much to see on the inside. I was expecting a little more of such a historical landmark.

Visited June 2013
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“Interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

We loved the "Castle" and its surroundings. The gardens are beautiful. Many interesting displays and exhibits were available for free.

Visited June 2013
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