Rank: Top 300
Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: United States of America
Best of: Museum
The Smithsonian Institution established in 1846 "for the increase and diffusion of knowledge," is a group of museums and research centers administered by the Government of the United States.Termed "the nation's attic" for its eclectic holdings of 154 million items, the Institution's nineteen museums, nine research centers, and zoo include historical and architectural landmarks, mostly located in the District of Columbia. [More Details]
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