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"Don't SMILE" Local Scams Tip by mattreider

Local Scams, Washington D.C.: 13 reviews and 4 photos

At the top of the Smithsonian Metro stop is a group of people selling SMILE stickers. If you don't smile, they hand you a sticker, and ask for a cash 'donation.' The sticker is nice, but so not worth it.

In addition, many people will happily give you a map of the monuments that is usually free. They ask for payment.

Keep walking, head for the nearest Smithsonia, or look at my other pages for useful maps and things.

Unique Suggestions: Smile and give them a buck, knowing it'll keep them off the street.

Fun Alternatives: Take another Metro stop. The Navy Memorial stop, L'Enfant Plaza, and Federal Triangle are all close to the major museums and monuments.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Nov 1, 2005
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