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“So Little Time, So Much To See” 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 187 Activities in Washington DC
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.
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Potomac
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“So Little Time, So Much To See”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We are local and visit a number of times each year. The new colonial furniture exhibit was stunning but so much of what they do is. Visitor's can take two full days and be happy they did.

Visited June 2013
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Randolph, NY
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“Busy, but absolutely amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

First of all...free! I can't believe such a treasure was free!
We had so much fun viewing the exhibits that we almost completely ignored the gift shops...which is really saying something because we are big gift shop fans!

Visited July 2013
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Irving, Texas, United States
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“So many! So do your Homework Ahead of Time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

There are actually many Smithsonian. Not always totally organized. So do your homework and find out what you are looking for and then seek out that item. Do you want Air & Space or Art? Do you want Natural History and animals or American History and development. Know what you want and give yourself a limit. 2 hours is minimal, but 4 hours will cost you half of a day.

Visited July 2013
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Indianapolis
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“First stop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

This should be one of your first stops. It has all the info you will need before you start exploring. Very nice garden area and gift shop.

Visited July 2013
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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.

Visited June 2013
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