Most Popular Attractions (last 7 days)
- 1. Iwo Jima Memorial
- 2. Korean War Veterans Memorial
- 3. Lincoln Memorial
- 4. Jefferson Memorial
- 5. Washington Monument
- 6. World War II Memorial
- 7. Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial
- 8. US Capitol
- 9. White House
- 10. Vietnam Memorial
- 11. National Museum of Natural History
- 12. Ford's Theatre
- 13. National Air & Space Museum
- 14. National Cathedral
- 15. Pentagon
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 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 Gothic design of this 20th century cathedral was inspired by the medieval European cathedrals. Construction started in 1907 but it took 83 years before the cathedral was finally completed in 1990.
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.
Random Washington Tours & Activities
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