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“Open Early! excellent gardens”

Smithsonian Institution Building
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Private Guided Tour of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
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$119.00*
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Small Group Museum of American History, Air and Space Museum
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Private Smithsonian Combo Tour: Museum of American History, Air and Space Museum
Ranked #35 of 458 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 young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed July 3, 2013

We stopped by before our flight out.
As the building is open at 8:30, its one of the earliest attractions. Gardens are impressive. the history of the smithsonian is interesting in its own right.

Thank Ken M
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

The red brick buildings are very easy to spot on the mall. This place is huge and has many parts so it's a good idea to go to the website first and find out what areas you want to focus on.

Thank Openstudio
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

The castle was beautiful on the outside, but not much to see on the inside. I was expecting a little more of such a historical landmark.

Thank Heather G
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

We loved the "Castle" and its surroundings. The gardens are beautiful. Many interesting displays and exhibits were available for free.

Thank Rose C
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

I loved the Love the exhibits and really wanted to buy the Jackie Kennedy-Onassis blue brooch on sale there. Way to many things to see and so many wonderful things to see.

Thank A_V_Wedding_Lady
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