Most Popular Attractions (last 7 days)
- 1. Iwo Jima Memorial
- 2. Lincoln Memorial
- 3. World War II Memorial
- 4. Korean War Veterans Memorial
- 5. US Capitol
- 6. Air Force Memorial
- 7. Vietnam Memorial
- 8. Washington Monument
- 9. Jefferson Memorial
- 10. Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial
- 11. US Navy Memorial
- 12. National Cathedral
- 13. Union Station
- 14. White House
- 15. US Supreme Court Building
- 16. National Gallery of Art
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 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 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.
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.
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