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“One of the better museums that costs money”
Review of Newseum

Newseum
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US$24.27*
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Admission to Washington DC Newseum
Certificate of Excellence
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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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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“One of the better museums that costs money”
Reviewed 11 November 2012

The admission fee, for once, is more than balanced out by the collection of this non-free museum in DC. The display of historic newspapers, Tim Russert's office, and the views on Pennsylvania Ave are impressive. Equally impressive is the G-Men exhibit, featuring the Unabomber's cabin, Richard Reid's shoe bomb, and firearms used by a number of famous gangsters like Pretty Boy Floyd.

Visited November 2012
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texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Lots of fun”
Reviewed 11 November 2012

Great experience. A really great place that delves into one of the fundamental amendments (the first), and truly one that sets the United States apart from other countries. Highly recommended.

Visited October 2012
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Ottawa, Canada
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“Very Interesting Exhibits”
Reviewed 11 November 2012

Everything was well done. Very interesting. Seeing the Watergate Hotel Door was so cool. The papers from around the world brought some reality to life. The Berlin wall exhibit is also quite moving. Well worth the entry fee. The staff are very knowledgeable on the exhibits as well.

Visited October 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A LOT to know”
Reviewed 11 November 2012

Bringing news from the past and present from all around the world to one place.
I learned new things.
The ticket is valid for two days which makes sense because the place has a lot to go through.
I kind of got confused moving through the levels. At first, I didn't know where to start.
The cafeteria is very good!
My favorite part has to be the prized photos section. Some photos moved me to tears.

Visited November 2012
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Fantastic experience”
Reviewed 11 November 2012

This is a very engaging place! It's the history of news making, journalism, and of truth telling -- but it's also up to the moment. It really makes you think. We had planned to just pick and choose among the exhibits, but they are so well done and so involving, it was hard to pull ourselves away after 4 hours. We're already planning a return visit.

The photos, 9/11, Tim Russert and the journalist memorial were all very moving, but every room had great features and surprises. I loved learning that in the late 1800's, editors had collectible cards like baseball players, and people would collect their favorites!

Visited November 2012
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