Top 10 Things To Do In Washington DC


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There are so many great things that you can do in Washington DC, but don’t leave until you have been able to see all of the top 10 things to do in Washington DC.

1.       Of all the top 10 things to do in Washington DC, the most looked forward event is the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial.  The memorial is not open yet but is coming this Fall.  On August 28, 2011, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial will be dedicated on the 48th anniversary of his famous “I Have a Dream” Speech.  The memorial is near the reflecting pool where he gave his speech and has a statue erected in his honor.

2.       No trip to Washington DC would be complete without visiting the Lincoln Memorial.  A statue made out of marble of President Lincoln overlooks the reflecting pool.  His Second Inaugural Speech and his Gettysburg Address are inscribed on either side of the statue to commemorate his great achievements.

3.       The Washington Monument is opposite the Lincoln Memorial.  The Washington Monument is in honor of our first president and took over 30 years to build in the 1800’s.  At the top there is a fantastic view of the city and the famous memorials.

4.       The Vietnam Veterans Memorial was built in 1982.  The memorial honors the veterans by listing more than 58,000 people who were either killed or went missing while fighting in Vietnam on the black granite.

5.       Stop by the National Archives where you can see the declaration that changed the life of everyone.  The Declaration of Independence is on display for everyone to see.  It is a must to read the words that inspired so many to put their lives on the line during the American Revolution.

6.       The National Air and Space Museum is considered a must when visiting Washington DC.  At the museum you can do flight simulators, see the actual Apollo 11 and touch real moon rocks.

7.       The International Spy Museum will make your trip one of the best.  The museum is interactive and you can go on “secret spy missions” or scavenger hunts.  At the museum you can speak will real spies who played essential roles in history.

8.       Check out the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial.  It shows bronze sculptures of FDR and wife Eleanor during events such as the Great Depression and WWII.

9.       The Jefferson Memorial has inscriptions of the Declaration of Independence engraved surrounding the marble rotunda.  His words written hundreds of years ago inspired many and they are still inspiring today.

10.   The National Zoological Park is free to the public and has many exotic animals.  Visiting the Zoological park you can see many exotic animals that may not be at other Zoo’s such as pandas.  Visiting the park is a perfect way to end any vacation in Washington DC.

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