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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...more
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The museum displays several exhibits that one would expect from a museum of natural history - and we did not see all of it. There was a lot to see and to read.
What, however, puzzled me was the department of "African Voices": Although I...More
Visited several Smithsonian museums, this was our favorited. The fossil and dinosaur rooms were remarkable. Spent about two and a half hours, should allow more time. Also interesting were some of the older exhibits which effectively displayed the questionable ethics of earlier archeology.
This was a great experience for me and my group. There is so much to see and everything was straight forward and interesting. The exhibits are second to none. You could really spend a few days in here alone.
My wife and I spent the better part of our day here exploring all of the different exhibits. Among our favorites were the hope diamond, a samurai suite of armor, the mammals exhibit, and the mummies. We waited in line on a Saturday for about...More
This is one of many must see museums in the Nation's Capital. Being a Marylander we take these venues way too much for granted. It has been a while since I had visited and this time I took my grandchildren who loved it. The new...More
There are about a dozen hotels in the area. The InterContinental is the closest. It all depends on what type of hotel you want and how much you are willing to pay and if you want to walk a little farther for a better price... More
There are about a dozen hotels in the area. The InterContinental is the closest. It all depends on what type of hotel you want and how much you are willing to pay and if you want to walk a little farther for a better price. I stayed at the Courtyard in the Mount Vernon section by the Convention Center and that was reasonable, nice and you could walk to everything and it was safe.
We've been going to DC many years as a family vacation - and we have 3 girls - and a great option for us has been to stay outside of DC in Chevy Chase or Bethesda. Why? Because rates are a little cheaper and Chevy Chase has... More
We've been going to DC many years as a family vacation - and we have 3 girls - and a great option for us has been to stay outside of DC in Chevy Chase or Bethesda. Why? Because rates are a little cheaper and Chevy Chase has an Embassy Suites and Bethesda has a Residence Inn - and both have suites with separate BR and LR has a sofa bed. Both have very easy access to the Red Line Metro and it's just a short 20" ride to the Smithsonian stop. Plus, our kids always loved taking the Metro with its escalators and futuristic waffle grid ceilings. Plus, both Chevy Chase and Bethesda are safe walkable communities with plenty of restaurants in walking distance.