Most Popular Attractions (last 7 days)
- 1. Iwo Jima Memorial
- 2. Lincoln Memorial
- 3. Korean War Veterans Memorial
- 4. Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial
- 5. Washington Monument
- 6. World War II Memorial
- 7. US Capitol
- 8. National Mall
- 9. Jefferson Memorial
- 10. White House
- 11. National Air & Space Museum
- 12. Vietnam Memorial
- 13. National Museum of Natural History
- 14. National Gallery of Art
- 15. Union Station
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 Iwo Jima Memorial was modeled after a pulitzer-prize winning photograph taken on the island of Iwo Jima during WWII. The Memorial is dedicated to all marines who have given their lives in battle.
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.
The Pentagon, the immense military headquarters of the US Department of Defense, was built in 1942 after just 16 months of construction. It was almost twice the size of the largest office building at the time.
Random Washington Tours & Activities
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