The Smithsonian Institution is an educational and research institute with a large collection of U.S. museums and exhibits, and the work of illustrious Smithsonian scientists is known across the globe. You'll find the heart of the institution in Washington D.C., along with an impressive complex of museums that includes:
The Hirshhorn Museum is another D.C. visitor favorite, with an expansive gathering of post-World War II art and an outdoor garden containing sculpted works by artists like Rodin and Calder. The Hirshhorn, located on the Washington Mall, is worth a walk-by even if you don't have time to look around. It's contemporary, cylindrical design resembles a spacecraft with long legs, and the focal point of the central courtyard is a large fountain.
While you're in Washington, don't miss the signature Smithsonian IMAX theaters at the Museum of Natural History and the National Air and Space Museum. The ultimate in film experiences, IMAX facilities offer screens that span several stories and state-of-the-art sound systems that deliver an unequaled sensory experience.
When you head to the nation's capital for a matchless historical experience, you'll want to book your stay at a Choice Hotels® property. Many of our convenient locations offer business centers, fitness facilities and high-speed internet service, and you'll find that D.C. Choice Hotels properties are both convenient and affordable.
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