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Smithsonian museum sets April record for visitors

Visitors toured Smithsonian Institution museums in record numbers in April, with the National Air and Space Museum - the most popular in the country - smashing its previous record for attendance on a single day. Nearly 3,664,000 people visited Smithsonian exhibits last month, a 15 percent increase over April of 1983. The space museum alone accounted for 1,607,820 of them.

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Since it opened in 1976, the space museum has regularly accounted for nearly 50 percent of all Smithsonian attendance.

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