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Newseum
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Admission to Washington DC 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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Southeast US
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57 reviews
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“Loved this so much I joined ”
Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

Great museum about the news that has happened during our lifetime. I especially enjoyed the parts about the Berlin wall, the Pulitzer prize-winning photographs, and the Kennedy photographs. I have enjoyed going several times and recommend it to my friends coming to town.

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Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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“Hodge Podge Lodge”
Reviewed February 6, 2014

This museum is very attractive, and the location on Pennsylvania Avenue across from the National Gallery of Art guarantees its success. But, it lacks a defining mission and tries to be too many things to too many people.

Visitors will have a good time, but come away without any real insight. At best, it is a Top 40 of the events of the last century and how they were handled in the news - the holocaust, moon landing, Kennedy assassination, Berlin Wall and so on.

There are lots of interactive elements that kids might be interested in. But, the cost is high and not a lot of bang for the buck.

Visited January 2014
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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“Very interesting!”
Reviewed February 5, 2014

This was probably our favorite museum of all. Interactive exhibits kept kids (12 and 14) intrigued while my husband and I slowly meandered our way through. Worth the entrance fee!

Visited December 2013
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Louisville, Kentucky
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“Very up to date!”
Reviewed February 3, 2014

This while expensive, is very up to date. When we went bin laden had been captured 3 months earlier and they already had an exhibit. That is impreesive! very informative for adults and kids! One of the best museums I've ever been to!

Visited March 2013
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Milton, Florida
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“Go early so you can see everything!”
Reviewed February 3, 2014 via mobile

Really enjoyed the museum. 4 D movie was a bit of a let down.
Tim Russert memorial could have been in a bigger section. One of the best exhibits but very small section so it was difficult to really grasp everything as you didn't want to block other peoples views. A must see.

Visited February 2014
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