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“A Thrill A Minute” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Newseum

Newseum
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US$ 24.27*
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Admission to Washington DC Newseum
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Fee: Yes
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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little neck
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“A Thrill A Minute”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2012

What a plethora of info chronicling the course of news media.
We saw an actual piece of the Berlin Wall, the transmission tower from the World Trade Center and bomb and gun creations of the Unibomber & tons more. Do it!

Visited April 2012
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“Lots to see and beautiful views.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2012

This museum has activities for young kids, as well as adults. The exhibits are meaningful. The Pulitzer video, while hard to watch, gives one a sense of how these photos came to be. The ticket is good for two days, which is handy if you really want to see it all. The 6th floor terrace is a DC view to see. Beautiful!

Visited April 2012
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“Good for Journalism/True Crime Buffs”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2012

We visited the Newseum during a recent trip to DC and really enjoyed it. It is mostly geared towards the journalists in your life but anyone can find something to ogle at this place.

There is a short video that they like you to watch prior to beginning your day at the museum, which I found helpful because it gave us a nice layout of the place. Recommend taking a few moments to view it.

There is an impressive Berlin Wall exhibit that even has a real Checkpoint Charlie tower that you can look in and smell...Yes, sniffing around is allowed at this museum. I love how close you can get to things here, versus other museums where everything is under glass.

For the true crime buffs, they had an amazing FBI exhibit that profiled some of the FBIs most prolific manhunts in recent history. They actually have the Unabomber's CABIN, planted squarely in the exhibit. THE ACTUAL CABIN. Again, you can stick your head in the windows and through the door and imagine for a moment what his life was like.

The Newseum also had a very thorough 9/11 exhibit, some really somber artifacts from that fateful day.

Overall not every exhibit struck our fancy but that ones that did, WOW!

Visited April 2012
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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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“History as it happened”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2012

Bring plenty of tissues. The admission price, although high, is for two days and you may want to break up your visit into two shorter times. We did it all in one day and were overwhelmed. The prize winning photographs alone were worth the admission and that was only one room.

Visited April 2012
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“Fun and informative”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2012

Easy to navigate and see fascinating exhibits of American journalism. The cafeteria food was the best we ever had in a museum!

Visited May 2012
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