Washington, D.C. Travel Guide

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The internationally renowned collections of the Smithsonian—137 million objects, specimens, and artworks displayed in the world's largest museum complex—make Washington one of the great museum cities. The holdings of the 19 Smithsonian museums range from a 65-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton to masterpieces by Da Vinci and Picasso, the Hope Diamond, the original "Star-Spangled Banner," and the space shuttle Discovery—and all are on view for free. Add in the legendary art treasures of the National Gallery, Portrait Gallery, the Phillips Collection, the Corcoran, and Dumbarton Oaks, and Washington, D.C. becomes a true feast for the eyes.

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