Most Popular Attractions (last 7 days)
- 1. Iwo Jima Memorial
- 2. Lincoln Memorial
- 3. Washington Monument
- 4. National Air & Space Museum
- 5. US Capitol
- 6. White House
- 7. Jefferson Memorial
- 8. Korean War Veterans Memorial
- 9. Ulysses S. Grant Memorial
- 10. National Cathedral
- 11. Union Station
- 12. National Mall
- 13. Tidal Basin
- 14. Vietnam Memorial
- 15. Old Post Office
- 16. Air Force Memorial
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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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is a long wall in black granite honoring those who served in the Vietnam War. Inscribed are all the names of those who died in the Vietnam war.
This memorial on the bank of the Tidal Basin pays tribute to Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States and considered one of the greatest figures in the history of the nation.
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.
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