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Things to Do and Attractions in Washington, DC

As the Nation's Capital, DC offers visitors places to visit loaded with interesting history, notable landmarks, scenic beauty, and a vibrant energy only a bustling city can produce. From intriguing museums, government buildings, and historic landmarks to picturesque parks, eclectic shops, family attractions, and fabulous dining, visitors can explore our Nation's Capital for a one-of-a-kind experience they'll always remember.

Things to do in Washington, DC

The White House at Washington DC
Home to the President of the United States, this iconic mansion features six levels housing the executive residence, government offices, and operations facilities and boasts over 100 rooms and has an onsite visitors center
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NorthwestWashingtonDC 20500
202-456-1414
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Lincoln Memorial Washington DC
Erected to honor Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, it was completed in 1922, and features a stunning, neoclassical architectural style that is reminiscent of ancient Greek temples.
2 Lincoln Memorial Circle, NorthwestWashingtonDC 20037
202-426-6841
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Kennedy Center at Washington
In tribute to President John F. Kennedy and his support of the arts in America, the center is a performing arts venue that offers free events every day.
2700 F StreetNW WashingtonDC 20566
800-444-1324 / 202-467-4600
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial at Washington
Dedicated in 2011, the attraction honors the memory of America's most famous civil rights leader of the 20th century and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
1964 Independence Ave SEWashingtonDC 20003
202-426-6841
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Smithsonian Museums - Washington DC
There are 17 museums and galleries in Washington, DC that bring art, science, and history to the public. They all offer free admission, too.
1000 Jefferson Dr.WashingtonDC 20013-7012
202-633-1000
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Washington Monument
As one of the most recognizable landmarks in Washington, DC, the attraction obelisk was erected in 1884 in honor of George Washington, the first President of the United States.
2 15th St NWWashingtonDC 20007
202-426-6841
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National Mall at Washington
The National Mall and Memorial Parks is often the site of festivals and events. It's also a park with several memorials to important U.S. presidents, leaders, and military actions.
Washington D.CDistrict of Columbia 20560
202-485-9880
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Arlington Cemetery Washington
Across the Potomac River from the Lincoln Memorial, the cemetery is the final resting place for military service members who have given their lives to their country, including President Kennedy.
1 Memorial DriveArlingtonVirginia 22211-1304
877-907-8585
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Washington National Zoo
The National Zoo was founded in 1889 and features more than 2,000 animals, including giant pandas, bears, large reptiles, gorillas, elephants, turtles, and tigers. Admission to the Zoo is free.
3001 Connecticut Avenue NWWashingtonDC 20008
202-633-4888
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The Phillips Collection at Washington
Peruse a collection of classic and modern art at this unique museum that features small, intimate galleries, Sunday concerts, and evening programming in a historic mansion location.
1600 21st Street NWWashington D.C 20009
202-387-2151
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Library Of Congress Washington DC
The largest repository of creative works in the world, the library is a research institution founded in 1800. The public is welcome to visit and become library users.
101 Independence Ave SEWashington 20540
202-707-8000
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National World War II Memorial at Washington DC
The Memorial is one of the newest Memorials; dedicated on May 29th, 2004. It honors the 16 million who served in the armed forces of the US. The Second World War is the only 20th Century event commemorated on the National Mall's central axis.
17th Street Independence Avenue SouthwestWashingtonDC 20006
202-426-6841
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