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Smithsonian Institution Referred to as "the nation's attic" for the 137 million items in its various collections, the Institution's Washington, D.C. complex of nineteen museums, nine research centers, and zoo—many of them historical or architectural landmarks—is the world's largest such complex. It is an educational and research institute administered by the US government.
The Smithsonian in Washington, DC -- I love the Smithsonian! I've been to Washington many times in my life (the first time I think I was probably 8 or 9) .... and I've been to the Smithsonian each and every time. I'd go again tomorrow! There are many buildings that make up the Smithsonian, but the Smithsonian Castle is my favorite.