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“Americana at its best”

Smithsonian Institution Building
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Private Guided Tour of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
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Small Group Smithsonian Combo Tour: Museum of American History and Air and...
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Ranked #35 of 450 things to do in Washington DC
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The world's largest museum and research complex is actually comprised of 19 museums and the National Zoo, with subjects that vary from African Art to the postal service, sculpture to space exploration.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed October 1, 2012

Don't miss the Transportation Museum at the Smithsonian for a trip through time from the settling of the country through to today.

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Reviewed October 1, 2012

give yourself two weeks to see all the Smithsonian museums in and around DC. In five days we only visited both air and space facilities, the american indian museum, the american art museum and the castle. Along with the viewing other institutions in DC like the Library of Congress I found my head soon filled up to the point I wasn't appreciating what I was seeing. Take your time, pace it out a bit and plan in some down time between museums.

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Reviewed September 30, 2012

You need to make time to visit the Smithsonian whenever visiting Washington DC. You could spend days and it is worth every minute exploring as much as you can with what they have.

Thank Nora W
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

Could not see them all even in 7 days. Favorites national museum of art, American History, and the air and space. Least favorite Natural history.

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Reviewed September 30, 2012

There must be a thousand reviews about how amazing this place is. Believe them! This like the best of the best that any museum could have. Wear comfortable shoes and pace yourself.

Thank Jeff H
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