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    • 1.
      9.5
      1661 Pennsylvania Ave. NW (17th St. NW), Washington
      Art Museum$$$$
      • Dion H.

        Dion H. • January 2, 2012The permanent exhibits are truly a spectacular display of American creativity and fine artistry from a variety of styles and medium. An excellent @Smithsonian collection

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    • 2.
      9.5
      555 Pennsylvania Ave NW (at 6th St NW), Washington
      Museum$$$$
      • JB F.

        JB F. • January 13, 2011One of the best museums I have ever visited. When you purchase a ticket, you have 2 days of visit (which I did). Really worth your money. Students discounts available as well as military , children an

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    • 3.
      9.4
      800 F St NW (at 8th St. NW), Washington
      Art Museum
      • Lenny G.

        Lenny G. • July 22, 2016Probably my favorite museum in DC. What makes this place so fun is that they have famous artists painting other celebrities and historical figures. Always something fun in their special exhibits.

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    • 4.
      9.4
      1400 Constitution Ave NW (btwn 12th & 14th St NW), Washington
      History Museum
      • Oliver L.

        Oliver L. • June 10, 2016The architecture, views of DC from within, space design all combine to make this a pleasant and peaceful yet commanding environment.

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    • 5.
      9.4
      600 Independence Ave SW (at 6th St SW), Washington
      Science Museum$$$$
      • Camilla H.

        Camilla H. • May 8, 2016This was probably one of the best museums I've visited. It is for all ages and the admission is free! I can recommend going here especially if you are into planes, like me :)

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    • 6.
      9.4
      1000 Constitution Ave NW (at 10th St NW), Washington
      Science Museum$$$$
      • Rodrigo V.

        Rodrigo V. • December 8, 2014This museum is very well maintained and clean. There's a visitor services desk for guests needing directions and a guide map. My favorite part was the area that covers human origins

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    • 7.
      9.3
      1400 Constitution Ave NW (at 14th St NW), Washington
      History Museum$$$$
      • Dirty B.

        Dirty B. • August 9, 2014Fun museum with a lot to see and do

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    • 8.
      9.3
      Constitution Ave NW (at Madison Dr NW), Washington
      Art Museum
      • Jessica m.

        Jessica m. • April 15, 2010The dale collection exhibit is great. Try to go on a weekday so the crowds are less crazy. Also if you live in dc it's easy to forget to appreciate FREE museums. Don't! When you leave & find $20+ admi

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    • 9.
      9.1
      100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl SW, Washington
      History Museum$$$$
      • Bruno J.

        Bruno J. • July 22, 2014Best museum in town! Very tough though, u'll might not hold your crying but worth the visit.

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    • 10.
      9.1
      1000 Jefferson Dr SW (btwn 9th & 12th St SW), Washington
      History Museum
      • Oscar F.

        Oscar F. • March 11, 2016Great place to start cafe and wifi available here. Clean restrooms and maps of all sorts to start your adventure. There's people to help answer questions and also gift shops.

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    • 11.
      9.0
      700 Pennsylvania Ave NW (at 7th St NW), Washington
      Museum
      • Melinda J.

        Melinda J. • July 14, 2015I love this museum but it was a 45 min wait every time we went by on 4th of July weekend.

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    • 12.
      9.0
      Constitution Ave NW (4th St. NW), Washington
      Art Museum
      • Sarah K.

        Sarah K. • March 2, 2013Can't complain about the food! Nice selection of international cuisine (and more "American" things). Great for a brunch or lunch in a nice space, thought it could very well be loud when busy.

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    • 13.
      9.3
      800 G St. NW (8th and F Streets, NW), Washington
      Art Museum$$$$
      • Mark B.

        Mark B. • June 29, 2015Less crowded of Smithsonians, but loaded with great American artists and sculptors. From 1600s to present day. Includes modern works of pop culture art that are eclectic. Great museum!

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    • 14.
      8.8
      800 F St NW, Washington
      Art Museum
      • Roshan S.

        Roshan S. • January 5, 2016One of my favorite spaces in DC. You can bring your own food / drink, and the cafe is really convenient. The large marble slabs are awesome for napping or sprawling while reading

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    • 15.
      9.2
      6th St (Independence Ave SW), Washington
      Planetarium
      • Eugene S.

        Eugene S. • August 13, 2014Choose back back two seats for the best view

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    • 16.
      9.0
      1600 21st St NW (at Q St. NW), Washington
      Art Museum$$$$
      • Hillary H.

        Hillary H. • October 2, 2013If you're looking for an open museum during the #shutdown, this place is lovely. Bonus: patio with wifi, outlets, good food and Tryst coffee.

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    • 17.
      8.7
      1050 Independence Ave SW, Washington
      Art Museum
      • Cicely L.

        Cicely L. • October 23, 2016Loved this museum! So much fun and so many different types of art.

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    • 18.
      8.9
      700 Independence Ave SW (at 7th St SW), Washington
      Art Museum
      • Camilla H.

        Camilla H. • August 19, 2016Breathtaking, this place has so much to offer! The exhibitions are perfectly put together. Admission is always free!!

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    • 19.
      9.6
      6th St and Constitution Ave NW (at Constitution Ave NW), Washington
      Art Museum$$$$View Prices
      • Theodore K.

        Theodore K. • January 25, 2013Of all the exhibits, don't leave without checking out the East Building, which houses the modern collection. Great art around every corner. And the architecture itself is worth multiple Instagrams.

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    • 20.
      8.9
      Jefferson Ave SW (12th St SW), Washington
      Art Museum
      • Sofia C.

        Sofia C. • December 31, 2015Don't overlook this museum! The Japanese Rinpa screens, Chinese bronzes, Islamic ceramics and Indian statuettes are breathtaking. You can come for The Peacock Room but the Asian art is well worth it.

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    • 21.
      8.7
      950 Independence Ave SW, Washington
      Art Museum
      • Betsy B.

        Betsy B. • October 21, 2014A gem of the Smithsonian museums. It is much smaller and much quieter then the other ones. Go and enjoy this fabulous place.

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    • 22.
      8.5
      2 Massachusetts Ave NE (North Capitol St NE), Washington
      History Museum
      • Sari G.

        Sari G. • July 7, 2015Such a cool and interactive museum! Check out the stamps and learn about how mail used to be delivered. I recommend this one!

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    • 23.
      8.5
      1703 32nd St NW (R Street), Washington
      Art Museum
      • Coco M.

        Coco M. • September 8, 2013I love this park!! It's so beautiful. So many private places tucked away in one amazing map of gardens.

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    • 24.
      8.5
      950 Independence Ave SW (4th St. SW), Washington
      History Museum
      • Hillary H.

        Hillary H. • August 9, 2014The cafe in here is amazing. Try something different every time. But always get the fry bread! :)

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    • 25.
      8.6
      4155 Linnean Ave NW (Tilden St., NW), Washington
      Art MuseumView Prices
      • Iscah L.

        Iscah L. • April 21, 2012The Japanese style garden is beautiful!

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    • 26.
      8.5
      E Capitol Cir (at E Capitol St), Washington
      Museum
      • Harjit

        Harjit • April 24, 2013Staff are very helpful and courteous. The guided tours are well done and well organized. They provide headphones so you can hear the guide speak.

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    • 27.
      8.5
      1145 17th St NW (at M St. NW), Washington
      Museum
      • Holly M.

        Holly M. • May 14, 2012The gift shop in the museum is incredible. Great books!

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    • 28.
      8.3
      2340 S St NW, Washington
      History Museum
      • Saving Places

        Saving Places • April 20, 2012In 1921, after leading the nation through the first World War, President Woodrow Wilson moved to this elegant Washington, DC home. A National Trust Historic Site.

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    • 29.
      8.3
      140 Rock Creek Church Rd. NW (Upshur Street NW), Washington
      History Museum
      • Laura R.

        Laura R. • September 16, 2011GREAT tour! Guide was amazing and full of knowledge about Lincoln, the cottage and the scope of the Civil War as it unfolded during his residency here at the cottage.

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    • 30.
      8.5
      1250 New York Ave NW (at 13th St NW), Washington
      Art Museum
      • Brea E.

        Brea E. • January 7, 2013Brunch $25 the first Sunday of each month; gratuity included in your bill. Mimosa, omlette station, crepe station

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