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“Stop by for Questions” 3 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
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“Stop by for Questions”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

A good place to stop for the restroom or to ask questions regarding the other museums. There's also a small shopping area inside. Unfortunately, not all of the employees are as knowledgeable as others, and we ended up with some misinformation.

Visited September 2014
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“Pretty building but not much inside”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Nice to pass by but not a lot inside. Unfortunately it's not quite as beautiful in winter but still pretty spectacular!!

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“Beautiful on the outside, Nothing really within.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This castle like building looks great on the approach but once your inside there is very little. A bit of history on the Smithsonian, information on the many other locations but little else.

Visited December 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Love, Love it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This when you want to take a short trip to the past and enjoy a nice walk. Staff are very nice, bathrooms are very clean. And it is one of those things that you can do on a short budget it is free.

Visited February 2014
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“Nice Staff - Good way to wet the appetite for everything there is to see in the buildings”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

What I like about this building is that it has a room that shows you a sample of all the different building and helps push you where you want to go. It's awesome that it's free too.

Gift shop over priced.

Visited December 2014
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