Most Popular Attractions (last 7 days)
- 1. Lincoln Memorial
- 2. Iwo Jima Memorial
- 3. Washington Monument
- 4. Korean War Veterans Memorial
- 5. National Air & Space Museum
- 6. Jefferson Memorial
- 7. US Capitol
- 8. National Mall
- 9. World War II Memorial
- 10. White House
- 11. Air Force Memorial
- 12. Ulysses S. Grant Memorial
- 13. National Cathedral
- 14. National Museum of Natural History
- 15. National Gallery of Art
- 16. Arlington National Cemetery
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.
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This large memorial, which opened in 1997, honors Franklin D. Roosevelt, president of the United States of America from 1933 until 1945. The memorial covers a total of about 7.5 acres, or 3ha.
This large memorial honors those who served in the American Armed Forces during the Second World War. Dedicated in 2004, the memorial includes 56 pillars encircling a central pool.
Dedicated on July 27, 1995 this memorial depicts 19 American soldiers making their way through the rough terrain of Korea. It honors those who took part in the Korean War in the early 1950s.
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