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Ranked #1 of 253 attractions in Washington DC
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Art Museums
Owner description: One of the world's greatest art museums is comprised of two buildings: one holds paintings from the 13th through the 18th... more » Owner description: One of the world's greatest art museums is comprised of two buildings: one holds paintings from the 13th through the 18th centuries and the other exhibits modern art. « less
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Ranked #2 of 253 attractions in Washington DC
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Category: Monuments/ Statues
Owner description: The majesty of Daniel Chester French's 19-foot high statue of Lincoln is complemented by Jules Guernin's 60-foot high murals... more » Owner description: The majesty of Daniel Chester French's 19-foot high statue of Lincoln is complemented by Jules Guernin's 60-foot high murals depicting the Angel of Truth on one side and Fraternity and Charity on another. « less
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Ranked #3 of 253 attractions in Washington DC
Category: Art Museums; Gardens; Historic Sites
Owner description: Hillwood, the grand estate of Post Cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post, sits on 25 acres overlooking Rock Creek Park in... more » Owner description: Hillwood, the grand estate of Post Cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post, sits on 25 acres overlooking Rock Creek Park in northwest Washington DC. Along with a world renowned collection of Russian and French decorative arts, Hillwood also features extensive gardens and special exhibitions. « less
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Ranked #4 of 253 attractions in Washington DC
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Category: Religious Sites; Churches/ Cathedrals

The National Shrine is a favorite spot to visit in DC. The awesome "Christ in Majesty" mosaic on the inside dome alone makes it worth a visit. The many smaller side chapels from... more »

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Ranked #5 of 253 attractions in Washington DC
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Category: Monuments/ Statues
Owner description: This outdoor memorial is the most popular of presidential memorials, in large part because of its elegant design, which... more » Owner description: This outdoor memorial is the most popular of presidential memorials, in large part because of its elegant design, which includes waterfalls and sculptures. « less
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Ranked #6 of 253 attractions in Washington DC
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Category: Specialty Museums; History Museums
Owner description: Find out for yourself why everyone is calling the Newseum the best experience Washington, D.C. has to offer. Each of the... more » Owner description: Find out for yourself why everyone is calling the Newseum the best experience Washington, D.C. has to offer. Each of the seven levels in this magnificent building is packed with interactive exhibits that explore how news affects our shared experience of historic moments. Whether you have just a few hours or want to spend all day, you’ll find something for everyone in the family in the Newseum's 15 theaters and 15 galleries. « less
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Ranked #7 of 253 attractions in Washington DC
Category: Performances
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Ranked #8 of 253 attractions in Washington DC
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Category: Libraries; Government Buildings; History Museums
Owner description: Though the Library of Congress doesn't own every book ever published, it sure has most of them, with 532 miles of shelves and... more » Owner description: Though the Library of Congress doesn't own every book ever published, it sure has most of them, with 532 miles of shelves and 115 million items, with 7,000 added each working day. « less
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Ranked #9 of 253 attractions in Washington DC
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Category: Monuments/ Statues
Owner description: This memorial to Korean War veterans consists of the Pool of Remembrance and the triangular Field of Service depicting 19... more » Owner description: This memorial to Korean War veterans consists of the Pool of Remembrance and the triangular Field of Service depicting 19 soldiers on the field of combat. « less
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Ranked #10 of 253 attractions in Washington DC
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Category: History Museums; Specialty Museums
A memorial and museum detailing the rise of Hitler's Germany and the horrors of World War II.
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Ranked #11 of 253 attractions in Washington DC
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Category: Monuments/ Statues

The Vietnam Memorial Wall is a must-see, where touching photos, letters and flowers have been left in rememberence of a daddy someone never knew or son that never came home... more »

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Ranked #12 of 253 attractions in Washington DC
Owner description: Open area of gardens, fountains, trees and monuments stretching nearly two miles between the Capitol and the Lincoln... more » Owner description: Open area of gardens, fountains, trees and monuments stretching nearly two miles between the Capitol and the Lincoln Memorial. « less
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Ranked #13 of 253 attractions in Washington DC
Category: Art Museums; History Museums

The National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum share space in a National Historic Landmark building in Washington DC The National Portrait Gallery is the... more »

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Ranked #14 of 253 attractions in Washington DC
Category: Monuments/ Statues
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Ranked #15 of 253 attractions in Washington DC
Category: Monuments/ Statues
Owner description: A 19-foot bronze statue of perhaps the most esteemed founding father sits beneath a columned rotunda in the style of the... more » Owner description: A 19-foot bronze statue of perhaps the most esteemed founding father sits beneath a columned rotunda in the style of the Roman Pantheon. « less
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Ranked #16 of 253 attractions in Washington DC
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Category: Science Museums; Specialty Museums; History Museums; Museums
The most popular of the Smithsonian museums features the Wright Brothers' 1903 Flyer and Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis.
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Ranked #17 of 253 attractions in Washington DC
Category: Religious Sites; Architectural Buildings; Churches/ Cathedrals
Owner description: This Gothic-style cathedral is the sixth largest in the world and is put to all sorts of national purposes, such as President... more » Owner description: This Gothic-style cathedral is the sixth largest in the world and is put to all sorts of national purposes, such as President Wilsons funeral and a prayer vigil for American hostages during the Iranian crisis. « less
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Ranked #18 of 253 attractions in Washington DC
Category: Museums; Zoos
Owner description: The world's largest museum and research complex is actually comprised of 15 specialty museums, and other affiliates, with... more » Owner description: The world's largest museum and research complex is actually comprised of 15 specialty museums, and other affiliates, with subjects that vary from African Art to the postal service, sculpture to space exploration. « less
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Ranked #19 of 253 attractions in Washington DC
Category: Theaters
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Ranked #20 of 253 attractions in Washington DC
Category: Art Museums; History Museums
Part of the Smithsonian Institution that owns more than 40,000 works depicting the history of art in the United States.
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Ranked #21 of 253 attractions in Washington DC
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Category: Natural History Museums
Owner description: Established in 1910 and located on the National Mall, this prestigious museum, part of the Smithsonian Institution, holds the... more » Owner description: Established in 1910 and located on the National Mall, this prestigious museum, part of the Smithsonian Institution, holds the world's most extensive collection of natural history specimens and human artifacts including the remains of dinosaurs and tools used by early man. « less
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Ranked #22 of 253 attractions in Washington DC
Category: Historic Sites; Theaters; History Museums
Owner description: The site of the April 14, 1865, assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, Ford's Theatre is a working theatre, historical... more » Owner description: The site of the April 14, 1865, assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, Ford's Theatre is a working theatre, historical monument, world-class museum and learning center. The theatre produces musicals and plays reflecting the unique, diverse character of American life. With its inspiring theatrical productions, live historic interpretation, and rich collection of artifacts, Ford’s Theatre is the premier destination in the nation’s capital to explore and celebrate the life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln. A daytime visit to the Ford’s campus traces the story of Lincoln’s presidency, assassination and legacy. The campus includes the museum, theatre, Petersen House (the house where Lincoln died) and the new Center for Education and Leadership. Tickets are required. Admission is free; advance tickets have a convenience fee.In the evenings and on weekends, Ford’s presents dynamic productions of renowned plays, vibrant musicals, and newly commissioned works that captivate and entertain while examining political and social issues related to Lincoln’s legacy.In the spring and summer, Ford’s produces one-act plays and walking tours exploring Civil War Washington. These immersive experiences provide an authentic glimpse into a singular and transformative moment of America’s past.Throughout the year, Ford’s provides engaging educational programs for students, teachers and life-long learners, using Lincoln’s speeches and legacy to build speech, writing and leadership skills. « less
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Ranked #23 of 253 attractions in Washington DC
Category: Art Museums
Owner description: "Americas First Museum of American Art" boasts a collection of over 2,500 19th and 20th-century masters, both American and... more » Owner description: "Americas First Museum of American Art" boasts a collection of over 2,500 19th and 20th-century masters, both American and European, including Renoir, Picasso, Gauguin, Manet, OKeefe and more. « less
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Ranked #24 of 253 attractions in Washington DC
Category: Art Museums
Owner description: The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and the neighboring Freer Gallery of Art form the national museum of Asian art for the United... more » Owner description: The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and the neighboring Freer Gallery of Art form the national museum of Asian art for the United States. As part of the Smithsonian Institution, the galleries are dedicated to advancing public knowledge about the arts and cultures of Asia through exhibitions, publications, research and education. The Sackler Gallery, located at 1050 Independence Avenue S.W., on the National Mall in Washington, is open every day except Dec. 25., from 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., and admission is free. « less
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Ranked #25 of 253 attractions in Washington DC
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Government Buildings
At the east end of The Mall, the Hill is home to the U.S. Capitol.
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Ranked #26 of 253 attractions in Washington DC
Category: Gardens; Fountains
Owner description: A truly green spectacle, with a jungle, a National Garden with a First Ladies water garden, a rose garden and exhibits on... more » Owner description: A truly green spectacle, with a jungle, a National Garden with a First Ladies water garden, a rose garden and exhibits on ecology and evolutionary biology. « less
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Ranked #27 of 253 attractions in Washington DC
Category: Monuments/ Statues
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Ranked #28 of 253 attractions in Washington DC
Category: Specialty Museums
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Ranked #29 of 253 attractions in Washington DC
Category: History Museums; Libraries; Museums
Owner description: Repository where the most important historical documents of the United States are held, such as the original Declaration of... more » Owner description: Repository where the most important historical documents of the United States are held, such as the original Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, Constitution and the 1297 version of the Magna Carta. « less
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Ranked #30 of 253 attractions in Washington DC
Category: Neighborhoods
A charming neighborhood that, with its upscale boutiques and notable residents, is more than a college hangout.
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