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Best of the Smithsonian: National Museum of the American Indian

During my three years of living in Washington, D.C., I made it my mission to visit as many museums as I could.

The National Museum of the American Indian quickly won me over. Its curves can be seen from countless rooftops and decks in the city. The first time I walked in, I was greeted by a live dance performance and welcomed into a circular space reminiscent of New York's famous Guggenheim Museum.

The National Museum of the American Indian's exhibits are educational, informative and engaging, and the space itself is a captivating exercise in design. It may often be overlooked, but it's one of the best museums in Washington, D.C. And its food court, featuring Native American-inspired dishes, is one of the best in the district.

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