Visit Washington, D.C. – Top 10 Things which can be done in Washington, D.C.. What you can visit in Washington, D.C. – Most visited touristic attractions of Washington, D.C.
A national park in downtown. Receives approximately 24 million visitors each year. Includes areas that are part of West Potomac Park and Constitution Gardens. Ofen refers to the entire area between the Lincoln Memorial and the US Capitol.
United States Capitol
The seat of the US Congress, the legislative branch of the U.S. federal government, completed in the year 1800. Built in a distinctive neoclassical style and has a white exterior. The origin point at which the District’s four quadrants meet.
The official residence and principal workplace of the President of the US. Has been the residence of every U.S. president since John Adams in 1800. Built between 1792 and 1800 of white-painted Aquia Creek sandstone in the Neoclassical style.
National Museum of Natural History
A natural history museum. Over 126 million specimens of plants, animals, fossils, minerals, rocks, meteorites, and human cultural artifacts. Founded in 1846. Built in just 15 months at a cost of $310,000. Opened in March 1881.
National Zoological Park
One of the oldest zoos in the US. Founded in 1889. Contain 2,000 animals of 400 different species. Open every day of the year except December 25. Does not charge admission. Has two campuses: a urban park and a non-public facility.
Korean War Veterans Memorial
Commemorates those who served in the Korean War. The main memorial is in the form of a triangle intersecting a circle. Walls: 164 feet (50 m) long, 8 inches thick; more than 100 tons of highly polished “Academy Black” granite from California.
Madame Tussauds DC
A wax museum. Main attractions: Presidents Gallery – meet all forty-four U.S. Presidents, Glamour Room – mix and mingle with Hollywood’s A-list celebrities, Sports Zone – practice your swing with Tiger Woods, Media Room
United States Botanic Garden
A botanic garden on the grounds of the United States Capitol. Open every day of the year, including federal holidays. The oldest continually operating botanic garden in US. Free admission to all gardens. Conservatory is open 10am to 5pm.
Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool
The largest of the many reflecting pools in the city. It is lined by walking paths and shade trees on both sides. Reflects the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, the Mall’s trees, and/or the expansive sky.
National Air and Space Museum
Holds the largest collection of historic aircraft and spacecraft in the world in 161,145 square feet (14,970.9 m2) of exhibition floor space. Was established in 1946, as the National Air Museum and opened its main building in 1976.
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