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Smithsonian Institution Building
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Ranked #35 of 450 things to do in Washington DC
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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 February 7, 2014

A fantastic eclectic collection of random Items, but really interesting items. Only two medium sized rooms, so only a short visit needed. very peaceful compared to the other places on the mall.

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Reviewed February 7, 2014

If you are going to visit the smithsonian institution you should definitely drop here first! here there are very nice people to help you and guide you through the whole national mall

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Reviewed February 4, 2014

Small display room in gothic building has a jumble of quirky memorabilia that is actually fun to see and interesting. Don't miss this exhibit down the hall. Gift shop is less crowded tha n most as well, and is right next to snack shop for resting.

Thank smartiq
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Reviewed January 28, 2014

It is worth going to just to see and photograph the gardens, but the architecture is just as beautiful and also yearns to be photographed!

Thank Charlie D
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Reviewed January 28, 2014

I had high hopes for this museum as I have visited almost all of them in DC. We try to visit a few museums with the kids each year and I was very excited about this. We went on MLK Holiday and surprising found parking near the museum.

Entering the museum you could see the the architecture of the building was just amazing. There were a few items on the main level and a staff member talked to our kids about one of the animals that her tribe would hunt. The kids enjoyed seeing, touching, feeling and listening to the story. That was mostly it for the main area and we found as we explored- the other areas were about the same. Some items out for show and that was about it. There was a lot of emplty areas, walls and space. We went to the kids area and there was a small corner for kids with games, crafts, books and a tipi. It was nice but we didn't spend a lot of time in there. We spent 2 hours and that was it- we saw everything.

The museum would be better if they had more artifactsto put out for visitors to see, read about etc. Not sure if we will be back anytime soon. We may come back if they have a dance/tribal performance.

Thank MDfamily4
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