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  • Hans-Olof H
    Stockholm, Sweden835 contributions
    An impressive pedagogic museum but that is not completely updated on the human development
    It is situated in an impressive building as seems to be the standard in this city. It is very pedagogic throughout and really tries to catch the interest of children and everyone else. The only exception is the section with local birds in the entrance floor. These dusty birds must have been there since the nineteenth century. I especially appreciated how they showed the transformation from a kind of from a land-living mammal into a vale. However, my favourite topic is the human development. Also, this part was very well created. I especially liked the part of a neandertal funeral. Another thing that caught my eyes was the bronze statues of different humans caught in different activities. However, I was surprised and disappointed that the research frontiers that have moved very quickly the last decades was not incorporated. Especially, there was no information at all about the Denisovan man. Still that finding was published already in 2010. Neither was there any of that the human development cannot be show as a simple tree structure anymore since we now know there are intermittent mixing with more primitive humans over the years.
    Written 10 August 2022
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  • Ambiente Urbano
    Bogota, Colombia3 contributions
    Great museum. Even from the outside!
    Explains much of the history of African and African American people since slavery began up to current influence in American culture.
    Very interesting and good for everyone to better understand the US culture and history.
    And to help reduce discrimination and try to avoid these atrocities.
    Written 10 August 2022
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  • PROS
    • Amazing
    • Brilliant
    • Iconic
    • Inspiring
    • One of the most famous structures in the world

    CONS
    Without a tour pass for entry, and then only after intense screening and scrutiny, one cannot approach the building

    “I VISITED THIS PLACE”…
    … because it is what it is- please enjoy my artistic “helpful” photos

    TIP
    Go to see it
    Written 5 August 2022
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  • William L
    Motley, MN45 contributions
    Beautiful monument, crowds were very manageable, lots of vendors around selling $1 water or Gatorade (just dudes with coolers, probably illegal but as a consumer I was happy), the only issue I had was the bathroom area located nearby (just off of the reflection pool) was in a terrible state. Extremely dirty, both urinals were out of order and one of the two stalls also. Stood in line for nearly 15 minutes because of this.
    Written 9 August 2022
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  • Hans-Olof H
    Stockholm, Sweden835 contributions
    The building is very beautiful and impressing as many of the museum buildings in this city. A special attraction is the internal waterfall in the middle of the entrée. I liked that a lot, and in itself it was worth the visit to this museum. The art was impressive and had many masterpieces. You must spend at least two hours to give them full credit. This is one of the best, we have visited six, museums in this city and can be highly recommended.
    Written 10 August 2022
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  • 1Jp1
    Washington DC, DC34 contributions
    Informative, sobering visit, especially in these trying times. You can't be too happy or sad when you go, just be ready to absorb the cost of man's inhumanity to man. Highest recommendation
    Written 8 August 2022
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  • billyboy07
    hampshire39 contributions
    Fabulous, fabulous place. Beautiful building. A must visit. Self guided tour. Just to look around is awe inspiring
    Security/bag check in and out. Photography encouraged. No flash.
    Written 8 August 2022
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  • Aron R
    4 contributions
    Had a great time here! I've always been big into the history of aviation and being able to walk around and see the planes was awesome
    Written 13 July 2022
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  • helenandpaul13
    Worcester, UK1,500 contributions
    We visited here during an evening guided tour. I twas late in the evening and it's situated just below and to the left of the Lincoln memorial as you stand with the memorial behind you. However, the memorial has the names of every American soldier who was a victim of the war and what's impressive is that the names start in 1959 from half was down the memorial, and in a circular route come back to the last victims of 1975, right next to this. This was a deliberate act by the sculpture. The names are listed from the date they were listed as casualties, while at the top of the monument are catalogues in a rain proofed lecturn detailing everyone's names.
    Written 24 July 2022
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  • RowD2192
    Sydney, Australia126 contributions
    Amazing to see this site along with the Washington monument at the Centre. Our family spent a few hours walking through this park and visited areas including the Korean and Vietnam War Memorial. It was a surreal experience.
    Written 7 August 2022
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  • ATLpch
    Atlanta, GA904 contributions
    The Korean War Memorial is impressive at night. It is located a very short walk from the Lincoln Memorial and is also much less crowded. The memorial grounds are almost silent as you walk by the realistic statues of soldiers and the memorial wall.
    Written 5 August 2022
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  • Alex .
    Nashville, TN173 contributions
    I don't normally enjoy art museums, but this has an element of history that makes it a must-see for me.
    Written 1 August 2022
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  • WizeGuyFromDaChi
    Chicago,IL567 contributions
    Did a incredible job with every aspect and all details. Beautifully and wonderfully done in every way.

    The museum just has little bit of everything.;
    History
    Technology
    Information
    Artifacts
    Artistry
    Multimedia
    Video
    Hands on

    To go through all of you need an entire day. There is just a lot. Probably need more than one visit. Depends how much you read about each exhibit or artifact .

    Learn and see it all from the beginning until present day . Top floor has moving/rotating special exhibits.
    Written 28 July 2022
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  • HMom2
    Detroit, MI110 contributions
    The view never gets old and never disappoints. The most annoying part of the entire experience is actually getting the times tickets 30 days in advance. But totally worth the trouble for the view.
    Written 5 August 2022
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  • Viking18
    Torremolinos, Spain419 contributions
    Nice town with a lot of boutiques. A great whisky/bourbon/rye store.
    We walked all the way up and down and to the river to have a glas of wine

    A really nice place to go when you are in DC
    Written 4 July 2022
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