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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

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10th Street and Constitution Ave, Washington DC, DC 20560
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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 tools used by early man.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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10th Street and Constitution Ave, Washington DC, DC 20560
National Mall
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Reviewed yesterday

Can't go wrong with free museums, especially one as big as this with a vast range of displays that you could spend days just looking at everything if you want to read in depth. It does have a lot of things, so it can be...More

Thank slesa130
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Second time here, and i was just blown away with all the exhibits . Very clean and huge area for children of all ages to roam and learn. Didn't have the hassle of security telling us "don't touch" or "don't lean on the glass". They...More

Thank Luis A
Reviewed 2 days ago

you can get lost just working your way through the history of flight with a seemingly never ending display of amazing exhibits. I would suggest dividing it in half (left or right of the entrance, or lower floor upper floor) and do it in 2...More

Thank vincem50
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Well presented. It’s a tangled maze, takes work to avoid missing precious areas. Pay attention, it’s all worth seeing. Took us an entire day.

Thank Jim G
Reviewed 2 days ago

Perfect place to visit solo or with family. Have something for everybody. It was rainy and cold, they have lockers for .25cts great to move around more confotable

Thank TripleC_6
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place has a full size T rex on exhibit, not to mention the world famous Hope diamond! Apart from this it has anything and everything related to natural history like asteroids, mummy, animals,whales etc. One of the must see museums.

Thank 3gautamk
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's been 30 years since we played the tourist and explored DC. We took the Metro from Shady Grove, MD to the Metro Station on 13th St, then hit the ground walking. There was so much to see just getting to the museum. We spent...More

Thank MJEDNAT
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Love the Smithsonian! Each museum is unique and amazing! Excited as a kid every time I visit Air & Space!

Thank TRx2
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

this was legitimately the best museum I ever been .It was big and informative ,contains the biggest variety of artifacts from mummies ,Tasmanian tiger ,fossils of a Wolly mammoth and a statue from Easter Island to the notorious 'Hope'diamond which is infamous for its curse...More

Thank gon s
Reviewed 4 days ago

This museum is my favorite. So many natural wonders to view. Plan a pretty full day to see it all...

Thank banzal
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clemmy33
30 July 2017|
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Response from Got2BeTru | Reviewed this property |
I would contact the museum directly for their suggestions. Parking is at a premium around that area.
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MJ1919
18 July 2017|
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Response from Manisha J | Reviewed this property |
You dont need tickets
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RLloyd992
13 July 2017|
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Response from HenryLabs10 | Reviewed this property |
The Ronald Reagan international building is literally steps away from the Smithsonian. It cost $15 to park here, but because it's a federal building, it is very secure! You will be very comfortable parking here as every car... More
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