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“Check out the hair locks souvineir collection” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Smithsonian Institution Building

Smithsonian Institution Building
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$75.00*
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Washington DC Legend Daytime Comprehensive Tour
Ranked #34 of 418 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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Check out the hair locks souvineir collection”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2013

In one of the wings there is a hall with dozens of unusual items that were hawked as souvenirs in the 18 and 19th century including a collection of over a dozen presidents locks of hair. Can you imagine how impossible it would be to request such from a President today?

Visited November 2013
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“Very interesting.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2013

We went inside and it looked dull so we left but the security guard stopped us and ordered us to go back inside and not just the main hall way, great guy.
We did and OMG it was soo interesting, I could have spent hours there just reading about the history behind all the artifacts and items in there.
Priceless treasures is what it should be called.

Visited December 2012
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Kissimmee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“2013 visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2013

Always great, but the resturants in the various museums arn't that great. Native American Museum resturant is the best of the lot.

Visited March 2013
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“Great museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2013

Great place for kids and adults wonderful museum. Love the planes and other information given on the tour

Visited December 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Great for kids and adults”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2013

Bring your walking shoes and camera. This place is information overload but very educational and great for people with short attention spans!

Visited November 2013
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