Things to do near Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

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    0.03 miNational Museum of American History

    National Museum of American History

    Ranked #17 overall in Washington, D.C. things to do
    0.03 mi from Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
    8.888 reviews
    Sights and Museums, History Museum
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesStudents

    I was not impressed by this museum. I was overwhelmed by all of things. Too large.

  • 2
    0.21 miSmithsonian National Museum of Natural History

    Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

    Ranked #31 overall in Washington, D.C. things to do
    0.21 mi from Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
    9.349 reviews
    Sights and Museums, History Museum, Landmark
    Popular withFamiliesHistoryStudents

    Exhibit on National Park System was closed. Signage inadequate to major permanent exhibit causing time lost to wandering in search.

  • 3
    0.16 miNational Museum of African American History and Culture

    National Museum of African American History and Culture

    Ranked #56 overall in Washington, D.C. things to do
    0.16 mi from Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
    9.917 reviews
    Sights and Museums, History Museum
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesAdventure

    The newest Smithsonian is definitely worth a visit if you can get in. Each floor (there are 4-6 depending on how you count) could take a single visit. They've done ...

  • 4
    0.23 miOld Post Office Pavilion

    Old Post Office Pavilion

    Ranked #61 overall in Washington, D.C. things to do
    0.23 mi from Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
    8.418 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Landmark
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesArtsy

    This post office looks historic from the outside. Inside is a dirty food court. Nothing else is here so don't bother going here.

  • 5
    0.09 miConstitution Gardens

    Constitution Gardens

    Ranked #74 overall in Washington, D.C. things to do
    0.09 mi from Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
    8.712 reviews
    Outdoors, Garden, Park
    Popular withOutdoorsyGreenHistory

    Best city park in the US!

  • 6
    0.19 miFederal Triangle

    Federal Triangle

    0.19 mi from Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
    8.01 review
    Sights and Museums
    Popular withBackpackers

    Mostly government buildings in this district with cafeterias sprinkled throughout. Easy stop to/from Smithsonian and White House.

  • 7
    0.23 miBike and Roll

    Bike and Roll

    0.23 mi from Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
    10.03 reviews
    Tours, Classes and Rentals, Bike Shop
    Popular withGreenFamiliesHistory

    it it situated behind the old post office. We did a group tour with the segways. The half hour or so explaining and training did cut into our tour time. ...

  • 8
    0.29 miWashington Monument

    Washington Monument

    Ranked #2 overall in Washington, D.C. things to do
    0.29 mi from Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
    9.1426 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Monument, Landmark, Scenic Lookout
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesOutdoorsy

    Cool monument! A must-see if you visit DC! From here it is easy to get to most of the other monuments.

  • 9
    0.57 miThe White House

    The White House

    0.57 mi from Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
    8.9364 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Government Building, Popular
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesAdventure

    I was disappointed to say the least. It was very small and not much to see/do. The security check to get in took longer time than the tour itself.

  • 10
    0.6 miSmithsonian National Air and Space Museum

    Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

    Ranked #6 overall in Washington, D.C. things to do
    0.6 mi from Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
    9.2239 reviews
    Sights and Museums, History Museum, Science Museum
    Popular withFamiliesHistoryStudents

    Just like all the Smithsonians, this one is free to visit. Great history of how it all began to today's aircraft.

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