Most Popular Attractions (last 7 days)
- 1. Lincoln Memorial
- 2. Iwo Jima Memorial
- 3. US Capitol
- 4. Jefferson Memorial
- 5. Washington Monument
- 6. World War II Memorial
- 7. Korean War Veterans Memorial
- 8. National Air & Space Museum
- 9. White House
- 10. National Museum of Natural History
- 11. US Navy Memorial
- 12. Martin Luther King Memorial
- 13. Tidal Basin
- 14. Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial
- 15. Vietnam Memorial
- 16. National Cathedral
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 Tidal Basin - a large man-made inlet - is best known for the cherry trees lining its shores but it is also the site of several large memorials: the Jefferson Memorial, FDR Memorial and MLK Memorial can all be found here.
The nation's first museum honoring American Indians opened in 2004 in a magnificent limestone building. The building's unique exterior resembles natural stone formations.
This historic early 19th century square near the White House features several statues of revolutionary war heroes as well as a statue of Andrew Jackson, the 7th US President.
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