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“Greatest area of museums in the world.” 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 #16 of 248 attractions in Washington DC
Type: Museums, Zoos
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
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“Greatest area of museums in the world.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Must-see museums in DC. Spend a day or two visiting them with your family.You won't regret it. Tickets are sold at every museum.

Visited December 2013
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Dayton, Texas
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“A real castle”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Educational. A part of history that everyone should go see. Great for every age. Go see because it's a real castle.

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“The original castle”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The castle has miscellaneous things to look at in the museum part. There is also an information center. It was fun to see where it all began.

Visited July 2014
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“The Castle”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Must stop here first!! It has all the information for each museum so you don't have to run willy nilly to get IMAX show times etc

Visited July 2014
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“Known as The Castle, worth visiting.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The building is quite odd and the eccentric collections contained within are well worth seeing. Strange that an Englishman who'd never visited America should start the endowment.

Visited July 2014
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