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John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
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Private Half Day Narrated Washington DC Tour
Ranked #26 of 442 things to do in Washington DC
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Churchton, Maryland
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247 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Free shows”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

EVery day at 6:00 PM they have a free performance, and it's usually something very good...often something you would never have known existed. It's a beautiful building for its time. It doesn;t represent Washington Theatre, but you should see it if you have any interest in the arts in this nation. Cafeteria is pretty good, Exiting the building after a show -- bring your patience pills.

Visited October 2012
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New York City, New York
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“Grand Tribute to a Great President”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

Finally made it to the Kennedy Center for the Perfomring Arts. After seeing the ellegant venue on TV I wanted to see it first hand myself. A beautiful tribute to an amazing President. Just to walk through and see the many interesting photos and history of what has taken place in these walls was a perfomance in it self. Loved the gift shops and enjoyed browsing through them.

Visited October 2012
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Fancy”
Reviewed October 7, 2012

We saw Don Giovanni here. Caught the metro rail and Kennedy Center shuttle, which made it very easy to get here.

The interior was very beautiful, and the acoustics were great. I don't think there would be a bad seat to be in, as the venue is not overly large.

Visited September 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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164 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Great Place to See a Popular Show”
Reviewed October 6, 2012

While the theaters can feel massive (they are) and the ticket prices can be quite expensive (they are), The Kennedy Center is still one of the best places to check out a musical or play in DC. And the view from the the deck (both lower and upper) is amazing.

Visited September 2012
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Ontario's Near North, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Huge Complex for Theatrics”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

This is a large complex that actually houses six theatres, which can be used simultaneously; the top floor has a huge terrace that has a commanding view of the Potomac Rover and Georgetown.

Visited September 2012
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