Most Popular Attractions (last 7 days)
- 1. Iwo Jima Memorial
- 2. National Mall
- 3. Korean War Veterans Memorial
- 4. Washington Monument
- 5. US Capitol
- 6. Lincoln Memorial
- 7. Tidal Basin
- 8. White House
- 9. Dupont Circle
- 10. Jefferson Memorial
- 11. Air Force Memorial
- 12. World War II Memorial
- 13. Old Patent Office Building
- 14. Ulysses S. Grant Memorial
- 15. National Cathedral
- 16. Smithsonian Castle
In 1790 Congress chose an area donated by Maryland as the seat of their new government. In 1800 they moved to the new city named after the first president George Washington.
Today Washington is more than just the political center of the United States. The city offers visitors a large number of impressive museums, memorials and monuments such as the 555ft tall Washington Monument.
Random Washington Highlights
The three steel spires forming the Air Force Memorial evoke the 'bomb burst', a demonstration flight maneuver performed by the US Air Force Thunderbird Demonstration Team.
The Washington Monument was built as a tribute to the first President of the United States. The 555ft structure was the tallest building in the world when completed in 1884.
The National Air and Space Museum is one of the world's most popular museums, with a collection including thousands of aviation and space related artifacts such as the Apollo 11 command module.
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