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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

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10th Street and Constitution Ave, Washington DC, DC 20560
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Established in 1910 and located on the National Mall, this prestigious museum, part of the Smithsonian Institution, holds the world's most extensive collection of natural history specimens and human artifacts including the remains of dinosaurs and tools used by early man.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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10th Street and Constitution Ave, Washington DC, DC 20560
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Reviewed 21 November 2016

Fantastic museum. I'm not normally a fan of taxidermy, but these folks are true artisans. The display of creatures great and small are superb and very lifelike. I was really impressed. Not a hair out of place, nor any signs of decay that plague most...More

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Reviewed 21 November 2016

A first class place to visit with children or without. so much to see and do, I saw the red slippers from the Wizard of OZ, this free museum is fantastic, you can easily spend half a day here, the Americans certainly get Museums right....More

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Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Had timed passes so no issues getting in. Worth the trip the museum is beautiful and educational. You need at least two or more hours. It closes at 5pm during weekdays.

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Reviewed 19 November 2016

I would never take my 13-year-old here during the summer (heat, crowds, did I mention heat?), but I did while on a work trip on the off-season. Crowds were manageable and the museum captured his attention for a solid three hours. He was drawn most...More

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Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed it. Dinosaurs, whales, gems, jewels and minerals. Learned a lot and has fun doing it!!!

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Reviewed 19 November 2016

There was no way we were going to be able to see all the exhibits in the amount of time we had but took a good 1-1/2 hours to pick and choose. I wanted to see the Hope Diamond and there were two excellent photographic...More

Thank Roberta F
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Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

It's HISTORY. It's FREE. It's EDUCATION. It'll take about a day each museum depending on how involved you get. Pace yourself. Stay hydrated. They allow personal bottled water only. Keep comfortable. Plenty of rest rooms and chairs to take a break in each museum. MUST...More

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Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

I've reviewed the museum as a 4 because it is very clean, well laid out with very helpful staff. However what I hadn't realised is many of the items I was looking forward to seeing had moved from the museum and therefore it was a...More

Thank plutomad
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Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

The natural history museum is part of the Smithsonian institutions . Entry is free of charge . Be there first thing in the morning or be ready to face crowds of school children on school trips . It can certainly be of interest for people...More

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Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Every girl one I come here there's always something new I discover. It's an amazing place to visit. It a must see and if you have extra time take your time and discover everything there's hidden. I have been there a few times before but...More

Thank Ayla M
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clemmy33
29 July 2017|
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Response from Got2BeTru | Reviewed this property |
I would contact the museum directly for their suggestions. Parking is at a premium around that area.
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MJ1919
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Response from Manisha J | Reviewed this property |
You dont need tickets
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RLloyd992
13 July 2017|
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Response from HenryLabs10 | Reviewed this property |
The Ronald Reagan international building is literally steps away from the Smithsonian. It cost $15 to park here, but because it's a federal building, it is very secure! You will be very comfortable parking here as every car... More
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