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“Open Early! excellent gardens” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Smithsonian Institution Building

Smithsonian Institution Building
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$75.00*
and up
Washington DC Legend Daytime Comprehensive Tour
Ranked #31 of 400 things to do in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
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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
Houston, Texas
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49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Open Early! excellent gardens”
5 of 5 stars 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.

Visited July 2013
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Boston, MA
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136 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Huge and Old”
4 of 5 stars 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.

Visited June 2013
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Tallahassee, Florida
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful building, but.....”
4 of 5 stars 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.

Visited June 2013
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Fraser, Michigan
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401 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

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

Visited June 2013
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Lancaster, California
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301 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Good place to see.”
4 of 5 stars 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.

Visited June 2013
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