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“So much better than expected”
Review of Newseum

Newseum
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US$24.27*
and up
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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Baltimore, Maryland
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“So much better than expected”
Reviewed 31 January 2014

I love this place!! I'm not a new junkie but I'd heard the Newseum was interesting. So, on a cold day I went.....wow!!!! Such a since a history. I'm talking headline news, sports, weather, the works. It's presented via newspapers, posters, life size exhibit and much more. All I can really tell you is "it'll be much more than you expect".

Visited February 2013
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Atenas, Costa Rica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Best Ticketed Museum in DC!”
Reviewed 29 January 2014

Wow! This is a great museum that is both engaging and educational. My favorite part was the displays of political cartoons and the front page of today's paper in every major city.

Visited September 2013
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Jonathan T, Public Relations Manager at Newseum, responded to this review, 4 February 2014
So glad you enjoyed your visit! Keep in mind you can check out Today's Front Pages 24/7 by visiting newseum.org/todaysfrontpages
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Studio City
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272 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“Fun but with a cavaet”
Reviewed 28 January 2014

First: truth in advertising. As we were set to enter the museum we were given 2 free passes to enter. The rating is based on what it would have been if we had actually paid. The museum is pretty, interesting but not all that informative. It's actually not all that large as the center of the building is pretty much hollow. Very pretty sightlines and easy to get to but all of us (wife + 14 year old son) felt that something was lacking and would have been pretty disappointed if we had paid to visit. With all of the free museums in the city this has got to be a tough sell. FYI: Each ticket allows you to come back a second time but we wouldn't have given everything else there is to see in the city.

Visited December 2013
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Jackson, Mississippi
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Newseum”
Reviewed 28 January 2014

My teenage kids loved this place so I went to check it out. It is pretty pricey at around 22$ for a 2 day pass. I guess you could spend 2 days there, but not me with so much else to see and do in DC. It is a very interesting showcase of both current and historic news media with a very interesting timeline-display of early newspapers etc. There is something there for all ages above maybe 8 or so but I think 12-20 would be most amused. Overall very good and entertaining, just a bit overpriced.

Visited January 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“new and exciting place”
Reviewed 28 January 2014

did not have enough time to fully enjoy, spent about 2 hours need nearly 5. ticket is good for two days which would help. location only two blocks from archive station on metro.

Visited January 2014
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