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Smithsonian Museum Guide: Museums and Galleries on the National Mall

Quiz: How Well Do You Know the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC?

For more than 150 years, the Smithsonian Institution’s collection of world-class museums has attracted millions of visitors from around the world. Here is a complete guide to the Smithsonian museums, galleries, and gardens on the National Mall in Washington, DC. I always chuckle when folks describe their ideal itinerary for a trip to Washington, DC …

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What to See at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery (After You’ve Visited America’s Presidents)

8 Things to See at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery After You’ve Visited America’s Presidents

While the America’s Presidents Gallery is one of the most popular things to see at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, here are eight other works of art you won’t want to miss when you visit Washington, DC. Sage Advice:  Looking for a complete list of museums in the Smithsonian Institution’s portfolio? Jump to that section …

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Beyond the National Mall: 6 Additional Smithsonian Museums in Washington, DC

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Beyond the National Mall, there are six additional Smithsonian museums to explore in Washington, DC. See additional works of art, historical aircraft, giant pandas, and more by adding these experiences to your itinerary. While the majority of Smithsonian museums are clustered in a giant rectangle around the National Mall, there are six additional Smithsonian experiences …

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12 Washington Monument Facts That Will Surprise You

12 Washington Monument Facts That Will Surprise You

Closed for the past three years due to ongoing issues with its elevator, the Washington Monument is scheduled to reopen to the public in September 2019. But before you ride the brand-new elevator to the pointed top for a bird’s-eye view of the nation’s capital, check out these surprising Washington Monument facts.

12 Fun Things to Do in Billings, Montana

View of Billings from Bluff

Like many places in Big Sky Country, Billings quickly grew around the expanding railroad in the 1880s. And today, there’s something for everyone when you visit Billings. From history to hiking and mansions to malbec, you won’t want to miss these fun things to do in Billings, Montana. In Travels with Charley, John Steinbeck expressed how …

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Explore the Barbeque Capital of the World with a Kansas City Scavenger Hunt

How to Experience Kansas City like Queer Eye's Fab Five

Whether you call it the BBQ Capital of the World, the City of Fountains, or Paris of the Plains, see the sights with a Kansas City scavenger hunt. Dating back to the 1930s, scavenger hunts started as party games. Playing by the original rules, individuals or small groups search for and collect a specific list …

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Arlington House: How Robert E. Lee’s Home Became Arlington National Cemetery

High on a hill above John F. Kennedy’s grave at Arlington National Cemetery is a commanding building that looks like a Greek temple. Arlington House, the former mansion of General Robert E. Lee, has a fascinating history. Built by slaves at the direction of George Washington’s grandson, the property was confiscated when Lee left the …

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