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Newseum
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Find out for yourself why everyone is calling the Newseum the best experience Washington, D.C. has to offer. Each of the seven levels in this magnificent building is packed with interactive exhibits that explore free expression and the five freedoms of the First Amendment: religion, speech, press, assembly and petition. Whether you have just a few hours or want to spend all day, you'll find something for everyone in the family in the Newseum's 15 theaters and 15 galleries.
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Reviewed July 7, 2011

After a long weekend of tourism in Washington DC with a friend, the Newseum was definitely my favorite attraction. We both really enjoyed the Official Presidential Photographers exhibit as well as the Pulitzer Prize Winning Photos and Photos of the Year. As New Yorkers, we chose to only briefly walk through the 9/11 Exhibit as it was too emotional. Seeing parts of the Berlin Wall was incredibly moving, and probably the most informative and interesting exhibit for us. Tim Russert's office and "Florida Florida Florida" whiteboard were cool too. The 4-D movie was interesting and a great way to rest your legs after a long day of walking. The view of the Capitol from the top floor balcony is also spectacular. If you want to split up the visit, they allow you to go back with your ticket the next day. Expect to spend at least 3 hours here!

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Reviewed July 7, 2011

This museum is such a neat concept, and shows how the news affects our country and protects our rights. The Pulitzer Prize photo area was truly breathtaking with all of those photos (parental guidance needed). And the 9/11 exhibit brought tears to our eyes. Be sure to take the glass elevator to the top floor and step out onto the balcony for an amazing view. There is also a food court in the basement, but it's pretty pricey.

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Reviewed July 5, 2011

The museum is just a fantastic place to visit even with young kids! I was with my two young (5 & 7) daughters and was lulled by being able to see 8 panels of the Berlin Wall. The museum had amazing exhibits and tons of artifacts. There's a great area that allows people to be news reporters and then tons of computers where one can solve a crime - these are definitely veered more towards the younger kids. I highly recommend this museum!

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Reviewed July 4, 2011

As if D.C. didn't have attractions enough, the Newseum should be near the top of a visitor's list. Tickets are more than $20 for two days, but worth the price. New, clean, uncrowded. Very friendly staff.

Fascinating exhibits that allow a person to experience again major world events through the eyes of the media. You learn about the birth of newspapers, radio news. Get blow-by-blows of how reporters covered events from WWII to Vietnam to 9-11 to Katrina. I learned more history in a few hours than I had over the course of the past several years. Most especially interesting was the Katrina-themed presentation on ethic: when to act and when to report.

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Reviewed July 2, 2011

The Newseum was great! My only regret was not taking enough time to visit. I could have spent the entire day here!

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