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The Official Guide to the Smithsonian

3.81 of 5 stars 3.81  ·  rating details  ·  43 ratings  ·  7 reviews
This colorful guide to the eight museums and galleries on the National Mall, five more in the Washington metropolitan area, two in New York City, and the National Zoo presents an enormous amount of history and pertinent museum information, ensuring a rewarding visit.Each detailed section presents the history of each museum and offers a fully illustrated, gallery-by-gallery ...more
Turtleback, 1295 pages
Published January 1st 2002 by Smithsonian (first published 1973)
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Complete guide to the Smithsonian museums, including highlights of each as well as travel infromation. Beautiful pictures.
Jo * Smut-Dickted *
A fantastic book that goes more in depth for many of the Smithsonian museums. If you plan on visiting DC and want to visit the Mall then do yourself a favor and pick this guide up. I read it at night and then visited the different museums during the day. I found this guide to give me a plethora of additional information, to highlight areas I'd want to see and give a brief preview, and to give me those "don't miss" exhibits that I might have walked on by.

If you are touring DC I recommend this ni
I'm always pressing this book into the hands of out-of-town guests, in hopes that they'll get a better idea of the breadth of the Smithsonian museums in nearby DC. Most people, I find, don't fully appreciate the breadth of the Smithsonian collections and head lemming-like for the Natural History and American History museums. But there's much more to the Smithsonian than that, as this lushly illustrated guide illustrates. Each of the Smithsonian's museums, galleries, or collections is nicely repr ...more
A little outdated at this point, but still covers the highlights well.
Definately will be a vacation destination in years to come. Can't wait!
Great comprehensive, picturesque book showing you what's in the Smithsonian museums. I read it before I visited the museums to choose which ones I'd like best and it showed a few hidden treasures that helped make my decision easier. I also noticed that it was sold in the gift shops at most of the museums. It could be a great souvenir of your visits.
Evelyn Bryant
Nice guide book that I would like to check out again before taking another trip to the Smithsonian. Very informative.
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