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Smithsonian Institution Building
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Private Smithsonian Combo Tour: Museum of...
Ranked #65 of 472 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Allow plenty of time to get around and be ready for crowds. All Smithsonian's are free so you only have to figure out parking. The building is cool but not a lot inside.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Neat to be in the original Smithsonian building but not much to see. It had a cafe that offers a good selection of food and drink but not an inexpensive place. Worth a quick look while your in the area.

Thank Scott J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love to start our trip to the Mall here. The castle is beautiful inside and out, well worth a stop. The displays are small, but interesting. The garden behind the building is beautiful. The restrooms are nice and clean.

Thank dclmom34
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this place. Small but not crowded and very interesting to walk around. Loved the interactive video display. One of the nicest souvenir shops too. Good sized, clean restrooms.

Thank Garden3
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Red building stands out immediately in National Mall. The garden is lovely and was not very crowded over the weekend. I could simply spend hours there with my book. Inside the building is as impression as the outside. There are thematic pieces from every Smithsonian museum. But I was more interested in the inner and outer architecture

Thank Özge S
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