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“Huge! And better than expected”
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Newseum
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US$ 24.27*
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Admission to Washington DC Newseum
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Find out for yourself why everyone is calling the Newseum the best experience Washington, D.C. has to offer. Each of the seven levels in this magnificent building is packed with interactive exhibits that explore free expression and the five freedoms of the First Amendment: religion, speech, press, assembly and petition. Whether you have just a few hours or want to spend all day, you'll find something for everyone in the family in the Newseum's 15 theaters and 15 galleries.
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“Huge! And better than expected”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2012

Six floors and the history of news. Front-page covers from the beginning of the newspaper to pieces of the Berlin Wall and the World Trade Center. This is making headlines!

Visited April 2012
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“Book a full day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2012

If you are interested in politics, media, news and themed fun, this is your place to be. It has interesting content, some interactive activities and lots of things to learn from and enjoy. The Pulitzer photos exhibition is specifically wonderful. The shop and restaurant are very good as well

Visited April 2012
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“A Must See in DC”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2012

The Newseum is a wonderful "museum" where every person will learn a great deal about history. Anyone who can go through this place without saying, "I didn't know that" at least a half dozen times is simply brain dead.

Visited April 2012
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“Best museum I've ever visited!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2012

I am a news/journalism buff, I am very much into the history of news and journalism, so discovering this museum was the highlight of my DC visit! Back in Toronto we don't have museums of this scale, where it takes 2 days to fully enjoy a single museum (if you don't want to miss anything!).

As I'm the type to read practically everything, and especially at such an amazing museum, I took my time at every exhibit and snapped many photos during my trip. The most memorable for me was the display of the antenna from one of the World Trade Centre buildings in the 9/11 news exhibit. The tribute to journalists who covered the action during the time, along with actual camera equipment that photographers/journalists carried during the time they perished was very sobering.

Another exhibit where I learned much from was the gangster/FBI/pursuit of wanted persons exhibit in the bottom floor. I couldn't believe they actually had the Unabomber's shack in the museum. What floored me even more was that the museum held pieces of the actual Berlin Wall as well.

The food cafeteria in the bottom floor was amazing! Maybe it was because we were starving...but something about the macaroni and cheese, and cornmeal bread just leave me with really great memories from the day.

For myself, the most amazing part of this museum was its collection of so many real artifacts from across the world. For instance the posters where people from Japan wrote daily newspapers after the tsunami hit, or the wall of a house from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina hit, spray-painted indicating how rescuers afterwards identified houses which were already searched.

I thoroughly, thoroughly enjoyed this museum and I only wish I could have visited this while I was still in grade school. Please take your children here!

Visited August 2011
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“Don't miss the Newseum!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2012

We weren't sure what to expect here, but it was a great way to spend the day. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time to explore this fantastic journey through history.

Visited August 2011
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