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Washington
closeIn 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
World War II Memorial, Washington
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.
National Zoological Park, Washington
The National Zoo was founded at the end of the 19th century. The most popular attraction of the zoo are its Giant Pandas, but you'll encounter plenty of other popular animals.
Smithsonian Castle, Washington
The Smithsonian Castle, a grand structure built in 1855, was the original home of the museums of the Smithsonian Institution. Today it houses most of the museum's administrative offices.
National Museum of the American Indian, Washington
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.

Random Washington Tours & Activities
Washington DC in a Day Tour, Washington
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 8 hours
From USD
$45.00
Small-Group National Mall Walking Tour in Washington DC, Washington
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 3 hours
From USD
$70.29



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