The Smithsonian Institution

Type: Architecture, Art Museums, History Museums, Museums, Science Museums



Map / Directions 10Best Says

The Hope Diamond? Check. Paintings by Claude Money and Pablo Picasso? Check. Dorothy's ruby slippers from 'The Wizard of Oz'? Check. Flags carried to the moon and back? Check. A massive collection of...  Read More


Map / Directions Hours:

  • The: Castle; &
  • Smithsonian: Information; Center; Daily; 8:30am-5:30pm Most; Smithsonian; Facilities; Daily; 10am-5:30pm

Map / Directions Admissions:

  • Free

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  • Free Things to Do: "Try and go to the popular Smithsonian museums early and hit the other must-see buildings during mid- to late-day."
  • Best for Free Things to Do Because: An enviable collection of priceless artifacts all found in museums within walking distance.

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