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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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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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Future politicians, journalists, and comedians will enjoy this musical political satire troupe made up of former Congressional staffers turned comedians. Since the Steps formed ...
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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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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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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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If you're headed to Washington D.C., it is impossible to miss the National Mall. The area is combined of open gardens, fountains and, of course, the monuments. The area stretches ...
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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 -- part of the Smithsonian Institute -- is home to a life-size T-Rex replica. And in 2019, the structure will become the centerpiece of a new Dinosaur ...
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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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In the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. area and looking for some excitement? You're in luck! Six Flags America is just around the corner so treat yourself and your family to a day of ...
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This museum, the largest of its kind in the world, is comprised of 15 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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After years of restorations following an earthquake in 2011, The Washington Monument will reopen on May 12, 2014.
Built for George Washington, The Washington ...
Best For: Tweens (10-12)   Teens (13+)  
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