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“The original castle”

Smithsonian Institution Building
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US$75.00*
and up
Washington DC Legend Daytime Comprehensive Tour
Ranked #34 of 432 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 older children, Activities for young children
Vadnais Heights, Minnesota
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205 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“The original castle”
Reviewed 15 July 2014

The castle has miscellaneous things to look at in the museum part. There is also an information center. It was fun to see where it all began.

Visited July 2014
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Orange Park, Florida
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“The Castle”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

Must stop here first!! It has all the information for each museum so you don't have to run willy nilly to get IMAX show times etc

Visited July 2014
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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311 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Known as The Castle, worth visiting.”
Reviewed 12 July 2014

The building is quite odd and the eccentric collections contained within are well worth seeing. Strange that an Englishman who'd never visited America should start the endowment.

Visited July 2014
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BATTLE CREEK MICHIGAN
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“great day”
Reviewed 10 July 2014

beautiful building and a fun day.however all the kids are out for the summer so it can be a bit hectic. we had a lanyard on ours with a name and cell phone just in case

Visited June 2014
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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A Real Castle in the Middle of the City”
Reviewed 10 July 2014

So wonderful castle in the middle of the city.

The food specially the cake inside the cafe herein is delicious.

Walking distance from the Air & Space Museum and Smithsonian Museum.

You would not want to miss taking your photo in here.

Visited November 2013
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