This building is wonderful but inside it lacks lustre it tells you information about the other Smithsonian but not much else.
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The building's unique architecture tempts strollers to venture inside. Small cafe near the entrance inside is clever revenue-generating addition to counter the small collection of displays that include historical information about the Smithsonian. Nevertheless, at least one's curiosity about what's inside gets satisfied with a...More
Visible by the different style of architecture this is well worth a visit to gain some insight into the origins of what has become a huge part of the cultural scene in Washington. Backing on the Mall the building itself is delightful and the surrounding...More
not much in this building, but a good example of early 20th century building and gives you an intro to the Smithsonian. does not take long to see.
From the outside this structure is HIGHLY impressive. The architecture and outdoor gardens are beautiful. Photo opportunities are aplenty. Indoors, though, it has little to offer compared to the other attractions on the National Mall. Granted, the indoor architecture is also very inspiring and pulchritudinous....More
We thought this was just a visitors center, but it was a LOT more than that. We learned the story of the founder and discovered that his tomb is in the building. The architecture is beautiful and the grounds/gardens around the building are gorgeous. There...More
When you are on the spree of visiting 'Museums on the National Mall'; #Make it First# to the Smithsonian Institution Building. Administrative office / Information center is located here. Here you can see the miniature plan of all the other attractive places in DC... You...More
Due to time constraints we were only able to visit 2 museums. The experience was beyond my wildest dreams. Everyone who worked there was friendly,well versed on information and well presented.
From the beautiful gardens outside, to the cool exhibits inside, this building (the Castle) is a great place to visit and perhaps rest a spell from the walking or the heat. The ice cream shop inside is nice too!