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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

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"The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History is a captivating journey through the wonders of the natural world, featuring an extensive collection of exhibits on biodiversity, geology, anthropology, and more. It showcases towering dinosaur skeletons to dazzling gemstones and interactive displays."
"Smithsonian is a collection of museums in Washington. You can find one on anything - from natural history through space, archeology, black history and so much more. I spent whole day in Natural History Museum. And the best part is that most of them have free entry! "
"If you're eager for another museum experience today, make your way to the Museum of Natural History for a refreshing change of pace. Immerse yourself in interactive exhibits that span the realms of geology, biology, zoology, and anthropology."

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Come with us for a whirl-wind trip to the capital city! This trip is planned for a Friday-Sunday weekend but could be adjusted to any 3 day travel window. DC is a great weekend destination because most activities are centrally located, and a majority of the museums and monuments included in this itinerary are completely free! Additionally, this trip is a great example of what you could expect if you book my "Premium Itinerary" travel services. 🧳Trip summary Day 1 - Travel & settle in Day 2 - Memorials & Government Day 3 - Museum highlights Why this guide? 📒 Hyper-detailed itinerary. This isn't your basic list of suggested activities & restaurants. Your days will be covered down to the minute, including time allotted for travel between activities and recommended transportation options. 🎟️ Advance ticket purchase recommendations. Avoid the lines - and disappointment - by booking tickets ahead of time. You'll be guaranteed entrance and will enjoy walking straight in, past any lines for ticket purchases. Special call outs for combo tickets to bundle and save will also be included where available! 🧾 Location-specific packing list. This won't be a comprehensive list (surely you've remembered your socks), but it will cover some key items to toss in your bag for a truly great experience at your destination. 🏆 Honorable mentions. Unless you booked a one way ticket (jealous!), you've only got a limited time to explore. The suggested itinerary includes my opinions of the best choices for first time visitors with general interest. Feel free to swap those out with any of the honorable mentions. ✨ And finally... If you are looking for a more tailored experience with a unique twist based on your interests, travel dates, and more, a custom itinerary may be best. I look forward to helping bring your vacation vision to life!
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10th St. & Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20560, USA
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https://naturalhistory.si.edu/
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+1 202-633-1000
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