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Smithsonian Institution Building
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US$115.00*
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Private Guided Tour of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
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US$155.00*
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Small Group Museum of American History, Air and Space Museum
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US$185.00*
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Private Smithsonian Combo Tour: Museum of American History, Air and Space Museum
Ranked #35 of 454 things to do in Washington DC
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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 older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 3 July 2014

A very crowded gift shop, a few exhibits, and restrooms that will often have VERY long lines for the Ladies Room. But the architecture is pretty cool, along with the color of the building, which looms above the grounds and could almost be described as a little creepy. :)

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Reviewed 3 July 2014

I thought this was just an "info" center, but its much more. Great display of artifacts and pieces of history. There's a gift shop (of course) and food for sale. The gardens in the back are BEAUTIFUL. We went in June and everything was in bloom. So glad we decided to go in.

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Reviewed 2 July 2014

I had never been, after many DC trips. If you have to cut something, this would be it. It's worth a quick look, but don't be devastated if you miss it.

Thank Arabiman
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

Good exhibits, but seemed dirtier and germier than other museums. Needs to be updated decor-wise and cleaned.

Thank mbickel17
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

The building itself is so striking I would have wanted to go inside. We stopped in just to get our bearings and a map and to plan our day. We took a quick look at the displays, but didn't spend much time. It's worth a quick stop.

Thank mlstowe
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