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Smithsonian American Art Museum Smithsonian American Art Museum

If you definitely want your special date to be romantic and memorable, then you owe it to the both of you to meet at a place that is just as unforgettable as each of you is to the other. As you walk through the Smithsonian American Art Museum, you'll be amazed at the extensive collection of iconic creations that adorn these meticulously arranged galleries. If either of you have a question about a particular piece, the staff prides itself in helping to answer your questions so that your time at the Smithsonian is as educational as it is entertaining.

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Discovery Theater Discovery Theater

In a world where your kids are enthralled by video games and computers, take them back to a time and place where a well-produced theatrical show meant something special. That place is the Discovery Theater. Part of the Smithsonian, this venue was founded in 1964 as the Smithsonian Puppet Theater. The ways that the stories are presented may have changed, but the original spirit is still very much alive. The kids will see fun and educational presentations and attractions that include everything from Polynesian dancing to live snake shows and dazzling magicians. The Discovery Theater is truly a great choice for family friendly fun.

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Tiny Jewel Box Tiny Jewel Box

The Tiny Jewel Box is actually an ironic name for this multi-story boutique that offers an amazing array of souvenirs and gifts. A good part of the inventory is acquired through area estate sales, and that means that you'll find one-of-a-kind pieces like broaches, earrings and an always-changing assortment of antique jewelry. Also, new diamond and platinum items are on display for you to view. Plus, don't miss some of the other gift ideas like sweaters, crystal candlesticks and painted coffee mugs that will please that one friend of yours who always seems to be difficult to buy gifts for.

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National Museum of American History National Museum of American History

Referred to as "America's attic," the National Museum of American History offers an unprecedented collection of items that numbers to nearly three million entries. Everything from Dorothy's ruby red slippers, to one of the first Kermit the Frog puppets, to Julia Child's kitchen, to an astounding 34-foot Star Spangled Banner, are just a few of the numerous highlights. The kids will love the interactive displays, especially the ones that encourage invention and creativity.

 
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