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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

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DC At Dusk Night Tour
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See Washington DC lit up at night on this guided bus tour. Drive by and stop at some of the city’s top memorials and attractions, including the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Marine Corps War Memorial, and the Lincoln Memorial, which are usually less crowded after dark. With transportation and navigation taken care of, all you have to do is sit back, relax, and sightsee.
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There's so much to see and anyone can easily find something of interest to explore! You'll need a large hunk of time to see it all for sure but it's so worth it. I really enjoyed the section on early humans.
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One of our favourite museums. This was the most crowded and one of the most interesting. You'll need several sit downs to rest and process what you've seen. Lots of photo ops.
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While it didn’t make me weepy as the American History Museum did, it is still a great free museum for anyone interested in nature and the Earth. Take time to see it if you can while you are there. Many cities make you pay for similar, not as good facilities. 2013 visit for me.
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My son and I visited the Museum of Natural History on our visit to DC. The museum has a wonderful collection of dinosaur fossils presented in a very engaging manner. There is also a large collection of taxidermy animals from all over the planet. Those two exhibits are some of
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I tend to go to museums everywhere I go and I love the Natural History ones. This was a bit smaller than I thought it would be but had plenty things to see and learn about. We didn't have time to explore it all but what we saw we liked. There was a live butterfly exhibit which
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