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Smithsonian Institution Naturalist Center

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Address: 741 Miller Dr SE Ste G-2, Leesburg, VA 20175-8994
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+1 703-779-9712

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It's been closed for three years! Who has the responsibility to remove this? If we were not with residents, we may have visited.

Reviewed 14 June 2016
Sandy E
Fenton, Missouri
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Fenton, Missouri
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Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

It's been closed for three years! Who has the responsibility to remove this? If we were not with residents, we may have visited.

Thank Sandy E
Ashburn, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2013

Due to budget cuts the Naturalist center in Leesburg is no longed open. I am not sure where the other reviewers visited but the Smithsonian Naturalist center has been closed for over a year

6 Thank ilovetotravel15622
Mercer Island, Washington
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270 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2012

Although this gem is only open to the public once weekend per year, two days and five (5) hours each day, the wait is worth it here. Very informative with a few rare animals to see as well (Red Panda, maned wolves and more). Yes, it will be crowded but it's sprawled on many an acre so you don't feel... More 

Leesburg, Virginia
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27 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 October 2012

I was impressed. With my teenage niece visting, I was looking for something different and educational to do. This fit the bill. Bugs, beast replicas and jars of stuff were well presented and explained by the staff here. A nicely spent afternoon that my niece and I enjoyed.

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