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S Dillon Ripley Center

Open Now: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Rich history

Especially for those of us from different ethnic backgrounds it provides an insight into our... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2017
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Unexpected discovery

It’s like an underground labyrinth. This unimpressive copper domed kiosk looks like a small town’s... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017
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23 Aug 2017
“Rich history”
7 Aug 2017
“Great surprise! Turquoise Mountain”
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1100 Jefferson Drive SW, Washington DC, DC 20560
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

Especially for those of us from different ethnic backgrounds it provides an insight into our historical past. Seeing the name 'Ripley' I thought it was a Ripley's believe it or not exhibition. Boy, was I fooled.

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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Ducked in to get out of the rain, and made an unexpected discovery! Most the space underground appears to be admin offices, but walked through two great exhibits. Turquoise Mountain looks at the restoration of Kabul--a look at traditional building techniques in Afghanistan. Samples of...More

Thank Dana C
Reviewed 16 April 2017

It’s like an underground labyrinth. This unimpressive copper domed kiosk looks like a small town’s welcome center, but do not be fooled. Walk inside, walk down the stairs, walk down some more. Go down the escalator and suddenly you are inside vast corridors and you...More

Thank lovetotravel1492
Reviewed 26 September 2016

This area connects the Sackler and African Art Smithsonians and has its own exhibition area. While I was there it had a film, hands on, and traditional combination exhibit on Turquoise Mountain and the recovery of an artisan tradition in an area of Afghanistan. The...More

Thank Brandon K
Reviewed 21 August 2016

The S. Dillion Ripley Centre (free entry) is one of many museum and exhibition venues located along the south side of The Mall in D.C. Opening hours are 10am to 5.30pm daily. This is a small, circularly shaped kiosk style building with a copper dome,...More

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