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Three Popular DC Museums

We love to rank the attractions in DC and the Museums are one of the most popular places to tour while your here. Here are the three that most people want to visit when traveling to Washington DC. This was no easy list to come up with since there are so many amazing museums in Washington, but here's what we thought were the top three. If you have a favorite then leave a comment here and let everyone know what you found interesting.

The National Air and Space Museum:

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National Air Space Museum Washington DC

This Smithsonian museum has Washington and Northern Virginia locations and both are equally impressive. In DC, you can see the Wright Brothers 1903 Wright Flyer, the V2 ballistic missile, as well as a planetarium and IMAX theatre. The Virginia location has the Enola Gay, Amelia Earhart's hair before her last flight and a flag recovered from the Pentagon after 9/11.

The Natural History Museum:

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Natural History Museum Washington DC

Here's where you can see everything from an insect zoo and a pavilion filled with butterflies to life-sized dinosaur models and the Hope diamond. The Natural History Museum is a great place for adults and children.

National Gallery of Art:

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National Gallery of Art Washington DC

Not only does this 74 year old gallery include some of the greatest works from the 13th to 21st centuries, but it also has an elegant outdoor sculpture garden on a 6.1-acre block. Its collection includes works by Gabriel Metsu, Gaugin and Henri Matisse. Putting all the artwork aside, the architecture and design of the gallery are beautiful.

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2 Responses to "Three Popular DC Museums"

  1. daryljames says:

    In my opinion, it’s nearly impossible to choose just one exhibit, musemum, gallery, etc.. I visit DC as often as I can and am amazed by the number of cultural events that are available to both residents and visitors.

  2. Larry B says:

    Your absolutely right Daryl, I have lived in the DC area for going on 50 years and I’m sure I have not even scratched the surface of all the things to do and see in Washington DC.

    Granted I don’t travel downtown as much as I used to, so I’m sure there are a lot of exhibits I need to re-visit.

    I did get to meet two US presidents and tour the White House, but that’s a whole other post…coming soon!

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