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“Great museum for news junkies!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Newseum

Newseum
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$24.27*
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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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San Francisco, California
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“Great museum for news junkies!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

I had heard rave reviews from a number of friends about Newseum, so when I saw it standing next to the Canadian Embassy, I knew I had to pay a visit! I ended up spending 3 hours there and could have easily spent 3 more.

By far, my favorite part was the 9/11 Gallery. The wall of front pages was so chilling, as was the timeline of the AP's coverage of the day. I couldn't get into the video due to time constraint, but was hearing positive things from visitors exiting that room. I also LOVED the Tim Russert office, the news history gallery, and the presidential photography sections.

Why not 5 stars? I'm a news/journalism junkie, but repeatedly overheard comments from a group of high school students expressing their mixture of interest and boredom with some of the more specialized exhibits like the First Amendment Gallery (which I thought was fabulous!).

It is also a bit expensive (my student ticket cost $19.03 - that ain't cheap), but I suppose you can get a pretty good return if you spend more than 2 hours there. If this is your first visit to DC, I'd recommend hitting the Smithsonians first, then coming to Newseum if you have some money and a good chunk of time to spare.

Visited March 2013
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“A must see!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

Wow. The Newseum is a must see! An excellent way to be reminded of historical events and how the media conveys the information to the public. I loved every minute. Tickets are just over $20 per person, but good for two days.

Visited March 2013
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Tampa, Florida
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“Worth the Price of Admission”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

At first I was wondering what a news museum would be like, and also going to a place that's surrounded by free museums, but Totally Worth It! Couldn't believe when they made the announcement they were about to close because I was so engrossed lost track of time. Some very heavy exhibits ie: the 9-11 and the Pulitzer photos were pretty raw. Only downside lunch in their cafeteria is expensive

Visited March 2013
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“Newseum Visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

This was a wonderful venue to learn about the historical events, good and bad. Staff members at the place were very friendly and helpful. The 4D movie show was interesting and not to be missed. It was a pricey place to visit and lunch specialty from Wolfgang Puck was very delicious. It is a must place to visit in DC.

Visited March 2013
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“Wonderful museum!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Newseum! The 911 film was especially touching!
The tickets were good for 2 days so were a good value - one of the few places you need to pay an entry feed but definitely worth it!

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