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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.
You'll spot the Smithsonian Institution Building as it's the stand out red brick building on The Mall set amongst lovely formal gardens.
The interior is not as spectacular as the exterior but worth a brief visit for an overview of what's on offer in the...More
We stopped in here midway through our stay in DC. It provided a nice overview of the history of the Smithsonian and also had cases with displays for each of the museums. A nice place to visit at the start of your trip.
The attraction was the building. It is imposing with its architecture and design. Not a lot of people were going inside. You can read the history of the museum and there are interesting pieces of history displayed as well.
Share the history of our country. View the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights. Learn of the drafts that were done before the final product. Stand in awe of these sacred documents of our country. Teach your children. Don't miss this attraction...More
After living in DC for many years, I made my first trip to the Castle. Well worth the 30 minutes to browse around, as it gives you the history of how Smithsonian Institution was founded/funded, and if a few things in history of the founder...More
Before commencing the journey of Museums in DC -- worth a visit to this imposing castle to plan out your itenerary in consultation with experts on the subject.
A place to pay true homage to the person behind this overall concept including the thinking process...More
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You can see the entire Smithsonian Institution Building in an hour or two, in my opinion. Spend some time outside in the garden and admiring the architecture. Then see the exhibits inside. It isn't so much a museum as it is... More
You can see the entire Smithsonian Institution Building in an hour or two, in my opinion. Spend some time outside in the garden and admiring the architecture. Then see the exhibits inside. It isn't so much a museum as it is a visitor center and information center. There are some exhibits and interactive stuff for small children. It is a pleasant diversion, but in my opinion not a main attraction.