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“Lots of reading, but interesting” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Newseum

Newseum
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Admission to Washington DC Newseum
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Fee: Yes
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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Laurel, Maryland
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Lots of reading, but interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

you have to be in the mood to read, but overall it was a really interesting museum. outside, they have that day's paper from all 50 states.

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Philadelphia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Intelligent, informative, and interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

The Newseum is intelligent, informative, and interesting. What is great about this museum is that in addition to preserving "old history," it is also a responsible steward of more recent recent history such as 9/11. Additionally, the museum highlights "history in the making" by broadcasting the news of the minute in a variety of media. Plan to be there the better part of a day to see it all including a warehouse sized chunk of the Berlin Wall and every Pulitzer Prize winning photo since the award has been given. Absolutely fascinating and well worth the $25 price of admission.

Visited March 2012
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Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great interactive visitor attraction”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

It's a very cool place if you are interested in how the world of news works. I also liked that the quite expensive ticket was valid for two days.

Visited March 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“HUGE museum, be prepared to spend several hours here.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

I'll first mention to look for a groupon or living social deal for this museum. Normally I think it's around $20, but we only payed $10.

The size of this museum is massive! They have so many very historic and iconic pieces of history through out, including parts of the Berlin Wall, the tower from the top of the World Trade Center, and other key items from history.

We could have easily spend a good 3 to 5 hours here, but since we had our 2 year old with us, we only stayed for a few hours.

Currently they have an exhibit of famous and iconic sports photography. I also loved the gallery of Pulitzer Prize winner photos, which we almost missed! It ended up being my favorite part of our tour. There are other fun activities that we passed up on, like the interactive "be a news reporter", trivia activities, and game shows.

So, there are lots of fun activities for both adults and children, as well as lots of interesting displays. It is very up-to-date as well! They already had lots of 2012 election coverage, and information of the latest protests in Syria and other places. It was very current.

Lots of learning in a fun way! I definitely recommend this museum.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Best private museum in DC”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012

Just a clever concept - though it was a little creepy to see that a good portion of it is underwritten by Newscorp (the Murdoch empire)

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