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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.
There is nothing to really see at the Smithsonian Institution Building other than a few displays, a small gift shop and café, as the main purpose is to house the administrative offices and an information center. If you do not have much time in DC,...More
On the National Mall all the buildings are strikingly different but this one looks out of place and should be a stately home in England, its worth a trip around the outside but also inside to see some of the ground floor items especially the...More
Just walking around and found this remarkable building, the Smithsonian Castle. We looked what is inside since we saw people going in and out of the building. It is a small museum as tribute to James Smithson but also a general collection of displays from...More
This will not take long to see. It is absolutely worthwhile. It tells the story of the Smithsonian. It has an incredible map to help you navigate the many museums. It is a really cool building. Check it out. In fact, start your tour of...More
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
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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.