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Old 06-05-2013, 11:50 PM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Definitely DC.

There is also A LOT you can do in NYC, Chicago, and LA for free as well. Boston, Philly, and SF aren't too bad for free attractions either.
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Old 06-06-2013, 04:56 AM
 
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DC and St. Louis are the clear leaders in this department.
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Old 06-06-2013, 06:16 AM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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We went to DC for our vacation this summer. Much has changed, and many of the exhibits were dissapointing. Plus, way too crowded and awful traffic and parking. Oh well. things are never as good as you remember them to be...
My wife and I went to DC a couple years and loved it! Didn't have to worry about traffic or parking as we just road the metro in every day. It was just as good as I remember it being when I was a kid, if not more so because I appreciated so much more of it. It's a shame you can't tour the FBI building or White House anymore and you have to get timed tickets for the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Washington Monument, and Ford's Theater (so we didn't see any of those) but I remember before you had to get to the White House by like 6 AM or risk them running out of tickets for the day.

I will vote for Washington DC as well as anything owned by the Smithsonian (including the zoo) is free, as are all the monuments, Library of Congress, National Archives, Supreme Court Building.
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Old 06-06-2013, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Miss Jankins (Say nothing bad).
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Definitely DC.

There is also A LOT you can do in NYC, Chicago, and LA for free as well. Boston, Philly, and SF aren't too bad for free attractions either.
A lot of the Chicago institutions have free days. Also, the Lincoln Park Zoo is/ was free. Now that all of my children are old enough to appreciate the things that I want them to see in Chicago, I can't wait to visit. They think that they've seen a children's museum. I dug living in the area with St. Louis to the SW. A very underrated city, IMO.

Here in Atlanta, the way to get over is via purchasing a membership. That said, Tellus Museum in Cartersville, is one of the least expensive gems in the metro. IIRC, $14.00/ adult and $10.00 for children. Free admission every first weekend of the month. Well worth the trip.
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Old 02-27-2017, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Downtown Los Angeles
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DC and Los Angeles.
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