Mini Golf at the National Building Museum = Awesome

by Prince Of Petworth July 10, 2012 at 11:00 am 6 Comments

401 F Street, NW

Back in June we learned that the National Building Museum was going to offer mini golf over the summer. I had the chance to check it out yesterday, and it is indeed awesome. A great option to add to your list of “what do I do when it is 106 degrees outside.”

WHERE: 401 F Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20001; Metro: Red line to Judiciary Square and Yellow/Green lines to Gallery Place-Chinatown.

WHEN: July 4 through Labor Day during Museum hours. The Museum will have two late nights until 9 pm: Thursday, July 26 and Thursday, August 23.

WHO: The course is designed for ages 4 and up.

WHAT: A playable indoor, air-conditioned mini-golf course with 12 one-of-a-kind holes created by some of the region’s top architects, construction firms, urban planners, and designers.

COST: $5 per round per person. With purchase of full-price Museum exhibition admission ticket, the price per round is reduced to $3. Museum members play for $3. Those who want to see the course without playing can do so as long as they have exhibition admission tickets.

The holes were designed by “some of the region’s most creative architects, construction firms, urban planners, and designers.”

The following modeled on a historic map of DC was my favorite:

  • Anonymous

    My work is sponsoring an “employee appreciation” afternoon next Wednesday – we will play mini-golf and have BBQ at the Building Museum. I can’t wait to try this course.

  • Anonymous

    went on saturday afternoon and it was a blast. we had to wait over an hour in line before starting the course, but good friends + ac meant we had a fine time hanging out.

  • Anonymous

    My daughter enjoyed it, but it was a little challenging for a 5 year old. She did manage 2 holes in one, but I suspect there may have been overly generous grandma scorekeeping at work.

  • I hope nobody reads this blog item but me because I really want to go, but dread lines. Hey everyone: the golf course is lame and costs $50/hole.

  • Anon3

    ha! @ areaman.

    !!! Very excited to check this out.

    In NBM related news… what ever happened with the outdoor cafe that you mentioned awhile back, PoP? I checked their website but didn’t see anything about it. If it’s up and running well then, consider me behind the 8-ball. :) Thx!

  • emmyindc

    I went with a group of friends on the 4th when it opened. Highly recommend! If you have a large group (10+) very easy to make a reservation through the museum. also, try to be gentle with the course. It may not make it to August if people are to enthusiastic.


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