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Honoring the African-American soldiers who fought during the U.S. Civil War, this memorial statue is located at the corner of 10th Street and U Street. The 9-foot statue was ...
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Learn fun-facts and bike to some of the city's most notable sites via safe trailways and sidewalks. Twenty-one-speed comfort bikes are available for adults, plus trailer tandems ...
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Discover the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., and help protect the U.S. capital from other pirates aboard the Boomerang. The pirate ship is 54 feet in length and can hold up to ...
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The Bureau of Engraving and Printing will let you watch money come hot off the presses and discover what it is really printed on (hint: it's not paper). Check out the $100,000 ...
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Move over, London Eye. Atop The Capital Wheel at National Harbor -- which opened in 2014 -- you'll enjoy amazing views of The White ...
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Constitution Gardens is a 50-acre park with a lake and island, in the shadow of Washington Monument on the National Mall. Dedicated during America's Bicentennial celebration, the ...
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Tour Washington D.C. -- for free -- with DC by Foot. The company offers tours of National Mall, Capitol Hill, Arlington National Cemetery, Historic Georgetown and Embassy Row. ...
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Climb aboard one of these restored (coast-guard approved) former World War II amphibious vehicles for a drive-by tour of the Mall, Smithsonian Museums, and several monuments. The ...
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The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial pays homage to the late Noble Peace Prize recipient and TIMES Man of the Year, in one of the most culturally significant pieces ...
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The Family Room is an indoor play area fun for infants through 7-year-olds to climb, crawl through tunnels, and play with dollhouses, costumes, trains, and toys. Check the website ...
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt is heavily favored as America's best president. At the very least, he holds, and will forever hold (unless the Constitution's 22nd Amendment is ...
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The home of renowned orator, freed slave and advocate for abolishing slavery, Frederick Douglass lived in Washington, D.C., in the late 1800s, living in this home from 1878 until ...
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Located in West Potomac Park near the Tidal Basin, this memorial statue honors Founding Father George Mason, who wrote Virginia's Declaration of Rights, laying the groundwork for ...
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The George Washington Memorial Parkway is located across the Potomac River in Virginia, extending several miles. The scenic drive and bike paths offer fantastic views of the ...
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Glen Echo Park was originally a Chautauqua retreat, then an amusement park; and now this gorgeous national park on the outskirts of DC is home to a Dentzel carousel, "yurts" ...
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At the International Spy Museum, learn about over 200 spy gadgets including weapons, "bugs," buttonhole cameras and invisible ink. Discover how Hollywood has helped develop ...
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Thomas Jefferson is easily one of America's most important forefathers. He authored the Declaration of Independence, served as an international diplomat during the Revolutionary ...
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The Kennedy Center is home to several theatres as well as the impressive Hall of Nations (stocked with unusual gifts to the U.S. from foreign countries) and the Hall of States ...
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In 1953, the United States invaded Korea to help the Republic of Korea free itself from the communist tyranny of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Over the next three ...
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We can almost guarantee that your children have never been, and will never again be, so excited to take a trip to the library. Then again, there's no other library like the ...
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The Lincoln Memorial and Reflecting Pool are Washington, D.C.'s most well known attractions -- and for good reason. If you're in the Capital City, a stop here is an absolute ...
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Located in the Penn Quarter, near the Spy Museum and Newseum, this version of Madame Tussaud's has a definite Washington feel. Kids can sit behind the desk in a perfect replica of ...
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Incredible to think that George Washington's ethics, wisdom, vision and sheer drive -- from over two centuries ago -- would live on within you, me and our families today. Every ...
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National Air & Space Museum is great for everyone, from infants to grandparents. Babies love the aircraft suspended from the ceilings like massive mobiles (including the Spirit of ...
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Expand your family's knowledge of and experience with art and creativity at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. This renowned art museum holds paintings and sculptures ...
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You've seen the magazine and television shows with dramatic images and stories from around the world, but you can step into the world of National Geographic at it's Washington, ...
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No, the National Mall is not a shopping mall. Rather, it is the other kind of "mall," a shaded promenade. Quite simply, it is Washington D.C.'s most popular park. On one end, the ...
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National Museum of American History re-opened in November 2008 after a $54 million renovation that added an awe-inspiring Star-Spangled Banner Gallery. Here you can the flag as it ...
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As of 2014, this museum is home to a life-size T-Rex replica. And in 2019, the structure will become the centerpiece of a new Dinosaur Hall, following a $48-million renovation to ...
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One of the newer museums in the Smithsonian collection, the National Postal Museum occupies the space that was the City Post Office Building from 1914 to 1986. The ...
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The National Zoo is home to thousands of animals of nearly 400 different species, including popular panda boy, Tai Shan. See him (along with his parents) at the Asia Trail section ...
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At the Newseum, start your visit downstairs from the ticket booth and watch the orientation file on "What's News." This entertaining and informative film helps set the stage for ...
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Standing on Capitol Hill for over 200 years now, the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum tells the story of women's search for equality. The house is home to the history of the women ...
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This museum, the largest of its kind in the world, is comprised of 19 specialty museums whose subjects include African Art, Natural History, American History, Air and Space, and ...
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At the United States Capitol you can observe the Senate or House of Representatives in action. Free daily tours of the Capitol, where more than 8,000 new bills are proposed each ...
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The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is a specialty museum, in Washington, D.C., dedicated to preserving the memories of the lives lost and families torn apart by genocide ...
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The Vietnam War has always been regarded as one of America's most controversial and brutal international conflicts. By the war's end in 1975, a total of 58,209 American soldiers ...
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Led by Tim Stewart, a retired teacher and native of Washington D.C, Walk of the Town provides fun -- and free -- tours of our nation's capitol. Families can choose from three ...
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Built for George Washington, The Washington Monument is one of the most -- if not the most -- iconic landmarks in Washington D.C. Inside, an elevator provides ...
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The most famous address in America, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is home to the White House, which is home to the President of the United States and his family. Most visitors take ...
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