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Washington DC Awesomeness!
George Washington's Mount Vernon is one of Washington DC Awesomeness!.

1. George Washington's Mount Vernon

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3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy (at George Washington Memorial Pkwy), Mount Vernon, VA
Lugar histórico · 116 tips y reseñas
Changing of the Guard is one of Washington DC Awesomeness!.

2. Changing of the Guard

Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA
Otro evento · 9 tips y reseñas

Lisa B.Lisa Bailey: The changing of the guards is a must see....in the summer it's every 30 minutes.

Tomb of the Unknowns is one of Washington DC Awesomeness!.

3. Tomb of the Unknowns

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Arlington National Cemetery (btw Memorial Dr & Roosevelt Dr, Section 48), Arlington, VA
Monumento/Edificio histórico · 40 tips y reseñas

Vera M.Vera Medici: The Changing of the Guard is every half an hour from 0800 - 1700; starting April 1st, Arlington is open til 1900, last Guard change 1900

The Pentagon 9/11 Memorial is one of Washington DC Awesomeness!.

4. The Pentagon 9/11 Memorial

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The Pentagon, Arlington, VA
Monumento/Edificio histórico · The Pentagon · 30 tips y reseñas

SergejSergej: It's allowed to take pictures here. The benches representing the victims that were inside Pentagon are arranged pointing away Pentagon. Individuals died in plane are represented in benches towards Pen Leer más.

John F. Kennedy Eternal Flame is one of Washington DC Awesomeness!.

5. John F. Kennedy Eternal Flame

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Arlington National Cemetery (Section 45), Arlington, VA
Monumento/Edificio histórico · 28 tips y reseñas
Arlington National Cemetery is one of Washington DC Awesomeness!.

6. Arlington National Cemetery

214 McNair Rd, Arlington, VA
Cementerio · 129 tips y reseñas
El Pentágono is one of Washington DC Awesomeness!.

7. El Pentágono

(The Pentagon)
1400 Defense, Arlington, VA
Edificio gubernamental · The Pentagon · 98 tips y reseñas

Jared S.Jared S: No pictures allowed. Visit the memorial on the other side from the Metro.

Old Town Alexandria is one of Washington DC Awesomeness!.

8. Old Town Alexandria

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Alexandria, VA
Barrio · 55 tips y reseñas
Monumento a Lincoln is one of Washington DC Awesomeness!.

9. Monumento a Lincoln

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(Lincoln Memorial)
2 Lincoln Memorial Circle NW (btwn Constitution & Independence Ave SW), Washington, D.C.
Monumento/Edificio histórico · Southwest Washington · 468 tips y reseñas

HISTORYHISTORY: Construction began in 1914, and the memorial was opened to the public in 1922. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech to a crowd by the Lincoln Memorial in 1963 .

Korean War Veterans Memorial is one of Washington DC Awesomeness!.

10. Korean War Veterans Memorial

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10 Daniel French Dr SW (at Independence Ave SW), Washington, D.C.
Monumento/Edificio histórico · Southwest Washington · 73 tips y reseñas
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial is one of Washington DC Awesomeness!.

11. Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

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400 W Basin Drive SW (at Ohio Dr SW), Washington, D.C.
Monumento/Edificio histórico · Southwest Washington · 108 tips y reseñas

JR R.JR Russ: Go to the FDR Memorial at night. The lights play with the statues and waters in a way that daylight just doesn't bring out. Leer más.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial is one of Washington DC Awesomeness!.

12. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

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1850 W Basin Drive SW (at Independence Ave SW), Washington, D.C.
Monumento/Edificio histórico · Southwest Washington · 146 tips y reseñas

ChevroletChevrolet: Visit the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial and help bring his vision to life: “With this faith, we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope.” Leer más.

Memorial a los Veteranos del Vietnam is one of Washington DC Awesomeness!.

13. Memorial a los Veteranos del Vietnam

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(Vietnam Veterans Memorial)
5 Henry Bacon Dr NW (at Constitution Ave NW), Washington, D.C.
Monumento/Edificio histórico · Northwest Washington · 90 tips y reseñas
District of Columbia World War I Memorial is one of Washington DC Awesomeness!.

14. District of Columbia World War I Memorial

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1964 Independence Ave SW (in West Potomac Park), Washington, D.C.
Monumento/Edificio histórico · Southwest Washington · 10 tips y reseñas

DC Preservation LeagueDC Preservation League: Completed in 1931, the Peristyle Doric Temple was the first war memorial on the Mall, and lists all 499 DC residents who lost their lives in the war, regardless of their rank, race, or gender.

Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool is one of Washington DC Awesomeness!.

15. Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool

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W Potomac Park (btwn Lincoln & World War II Memorials), Washington, D.C.
Fuente · Southwest Washington · 73 tips y reseñas
Thomas Jefferson Memorial is one of Washington DC Awesomeness!.

16. Thomas Jefferson Memorial

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16 E Basin Dr SW (at Ohio Dr SW), Washington, D.C.
Monumento/Edificio histórico · Southwest Washington · 143 tips y reseñas

HISTORYHISTORY: President Roosevelt asked the Commission of Fine Arts about the possibility of erecting a memorial to Thomas Jefferson. Construction went from 1938-43, & Roosevelt laid the first cornerstone himself.

World War II Memorial is one of Washington DC Awesomeness!.

17. World War II Memorial

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1750 Independence Ave SW (at 17th St SW), Washington, D.C.
Monumento/Edificio histórico · Southwest Washington · 161 tips y reseñas
National Cherry Blossom Festival 2013 is one of Washington DC Awesomeness!.

18. National Cherry Blossom Festival 2013

Washington, D.C.
Mirador paisajístico · Southwest Washington · 10 tips y reseñas
Monumento a Washington is one of Washington DC Awesomeness!.

19. Monumento a Washington

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(Washington Monument)
2 15th St NW (btwn Constitution Ave NW & Independence Ave SW), Washington, D.C.
Monumento/Edificio histórico · Southwest Washington · 348 tips y reseñas
Museo del Holocausto is one of Washington DC Awesomeness!.

20. Museo del Holocausto

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(United States Holocaust Memorial Museum)
100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl SW, Washington, D.C.
Museo histórico · Southwest Washington · 258 tips y reseñas

HISTORYHISTORY: Opened in 1993, this museum is devoted to the history of the Holocaust, the state-sponsored murder of 6 million Jews in Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945.

La Casa Blanca is one of Washington DC Awesomeness!.

21. La Casa Blanca

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(The White House)
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW (btwn 15th St NW & 17th St NW), Washington, D.C.
Edificio gubernamental · Northwest Washington · 503 tips y reseñas
Museo Nacional de Historia Estadounidense is one of Washington DC Awesomeness!.

22. Museo Nacional de Historia Estadounidense

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(National Museum of American History)
1400 Constitution Ave NW (at 14th St NW), Washington, D.C.
Museo histórico · Northwest Washington · 359 tips y reseñas

HISTORYHISTORY: The museum first opened in 1964, and among the items on display are the original Star-Spangled Banner and Dorothy's ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz.

Smithsonian Institution Building (The Castle) is one of Washington DC Awesomeness!.

23. Smithsonian Institution Building (The Castle)

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1000 Jefferson Dr SW (btwn 9th & 12th St SW), Washington, D.C.
Museo histórico · Southwest Washington · 89 tips y reseñas

HISTORYHISTORY: The Smithsonian Institution was founded for the "increase and diffusion" of knowledge from a bequest to the United States by the British scientist James Smithson, who had never visited the US himself.

US Department of the Treasury is one of Washington DC Awesomeness!.

24. US Department of the Treasury

1500 Pennsylvania Ave NW (at 15th St NW), Washington, D.C.
Edificio gubernamental · Northwest Washington · 24 tips y reseñas

HISTORYHISTORY: The current building was designed by Robert Mills and constructed over a 33-year period beginning in 1836. It is the oldest departmental building in Washington.

Museo Nacional de Historia Natural del Instituto Smithsoniano is one of Washington DC Awesomeness!.

25. Museo Nacional de Historia Natural del Instituto Smithsoniano

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(National Museum of Natural History)
1000 Constitution Ave NW (at 10th St NW), Washington, D.C.
Museo de Ciencias · Northwest Washington · 424 tips y reseñas

HISTORYHISTORY: The Smithsonian Institution was founded for the "increase and diffusion" of knowledge from a bequest to the United States by the British scientist James Smithson, who had never visited the US himself.

Old Post Office Pavilion is one of Washington DC Awesomeness!.

26. Old Post Office Pavilion

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1100 Pennsylvania Ave NW (at 12th St NW), Washington, D.C.
Monumento/Edificio histórico · Federal Triangle · 56 tips y reseñas
Museo Nacional del Aire y el Espacio is one of Washington DC Awesomeness!.

27. Museo Nacional del Aire y el Espacio

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(National Air and Space Museum)
655 Jefferson Drive SW, Washington, D.C.
Museo de Ciencias · Southwest Washington · 638 tips y reseñas

HISTORYHISTORY: Originally called the National Air Museum when it was formed on August 12, 1946 by an act of Congress, some pieces in the National Air and Space Museum collection date back to 1876.

National Archives and Records Administration is one of Washington DC Awesomeness!.

28. National Archives and Records Administration

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700 Pennsylvania Ave NW (at 7th St NW), Washington, D.C.
Museo · Federal Triangle · 147 tips y reseñas

HISTORYHISTORY: Congress established the National Archives Establishment in 1934 to centralize federal record keeping & holds Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Bill of Rights & a copy of the 1297 Magna Carta

Ford's Theatre is one of Washington DC Awesomeness!.

29. Ford's Theatre

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511 10th St NW (btwn F St NW & E St NW), Washington, D.C.
Teatro · Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown · 71 tips y reseñas

HISTORYHISTORY: On the second floor of the Theater, you can see the boxseat where Abe Lincoln was sitting when he was killed. On the lower level the museum displays exhibits about Lincoln’s life and his tragic death.

Galería Nacional de Arte is one of Washington DC Awesomeness!.

30. Galería Nacional de Arte

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(National Gallery of Art)
6th St and Constitution Ave NW (at Constitution Ave NW), Washington, D.C.
Museo de arte · Northwest Washington · 153 tips y reseñas

HISTORYHISTORY: Opened in 1941, this museum, founded by financier Andrew Mellon, has some 116,000 works of Western art dating from the Middle Ages to the modern era.

Museo Nacional de los Indios Americanos is one of Washington DC Awesomeness!.

31. Museo Nacional de los Indios Americanos

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(National Museum of the American Indian)
950 Independence Ave SW (4th St. SW), Washington, D.C.
Museo histórico · Southwest Washington · 179 tips y reseñas

HISTORYHISTORY: Opened in 2004, this museum is devoted to the history and culture of Native people in the Western Hemisphere.

Newseum is one of Washington DC Awesomeness!.

32. Newseum

555 Pennsylvania Ave NW (at 6th St NW), Washington, D.C.
Museo · Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown · 308 tips y reseñas

C-SPANC-SPAN: Newseum numbers: 250,000 sq. ft., 35,000 historic newspaper front pages, 15 theaters, 8 sections of the Berlin Wall (each is 3 tons), First Amendment tablet on Pennsylvania Ave. is 50 tons of marble.

United States Botanic Garden is one of Washington DC Awesomeness!.

33. United States Botanic Garden

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100 Maryland Ave SW (Independence Ave), Washington, D.C.
Jardín botánico · Southwest Washington · 114 tips y reseñas

HISTORYHISTORY: The garden is a living plant museum & was established by Congress in 1820. The Conservatory reopened in Dec 2001 after a four-year renovation,with approx 4,000 seasonal, tropical & subtropical plants.

Catedral Nacional de Washington is one of Washington DC Awesomeness!.

34. Catedral Nacional de Washington

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(Washington National Cathedral)
3101 Wisconsin Ave NW (at Massachusetts Ave NW), Washington, D.C.
Iglesia · Woodley Park · 78 tips y reseñas

NASANASA: Did you know that one of the windows contains a moon rock? There is a tiny piece of the moon embedded in the 'Space Window,' delivered there personally by the astronauts who brought it back. Leer más.

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center is one of Washington DC Awesomeness!.

35. U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

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E Capitol Cir (at E Capitol St), Washington, D.C.
Museo · Capitol Hill · 66 tips y reseñas

C-SPANC-SPAN: Approved to be built in 2001. Cost was $621 million. Opened in December 2008. 580,000 sq. ft. (larger than the Capitol itself).

United States Capitol is one of Washington DC Awesomeness!.

36. United States Capitol

Capitol Cir (at E Capitol St), Washington, D.C.
Edificio del Capitolio · Northwest Washington · 203 tips y reseñas

HISTORYHISTORY: The Capitol is among the most architecturally impressive and symbolically important buildings in the world. Begun in 1793, the Capitol has been built, burnt, rebuilt, extended, and restored.

Biblioteca del Congreso is one of Washington DC Awesomeness!.

37. Biblioteca del Congreso

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(Library of Congress)
101 Independence Ave SE (btwn 1st & 2nd St SE), Washington, D.C.
Biblioteca · Southeast Washington · 185 tips y reseñas

HISTORYHISTORY: Created in 1800 the library is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution & the largest library in the world. In 1815 Thomas Jefferson sold his entire personal collection of books to the library

George Washington's Mount Vernon is one of Washington DC Awesomeness!.

38. George Washington's Mount Vernon

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3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy (at George Washington Memorial Pkwy), Mount Vernon, VA
Lugar histórico · 116 tips y reseñas

C-SPANC-SPAN: Mount Vernon was home to George Washington for more than 45 years. Washington enlarged the residence and built up the property from 2,000 to nearly 8,000 acres. See video for more history. Leer más.

Office of the Vice President is one of Washington DC Awesomeness!.

39. Office of the Vice President

1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C.
Oficina · Northwest Washington · No hay tips ni reseñas
National Aquarium is one of Washington DC Awesomeness!.

40. National Aquarium

1401 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, D.C.
Acuario · Federal Triangle · 52 tips y reseñas
National Mall is one of Washington DC Awesomeness!.

41. National Mall

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Constitution & Independence Ave (btwn 1st & 17th St), Washington, D.C.
Plaza · Southwest Washington · 272 tips y reseñas

Joel P.Joel Pirrone: Walk to all the museums via the Mall or just stroll from the Capitol to Lincoln Memorial - its the quintessential walk in DC (WH,Cap,Smithsonian,Wash Mem,Lincoln Mem,WW2 Mem,Vietnam Mem,Korea Mem,etc)

Embassy Row is one of Washington DC Awesomeness!.

42. Embassy Row

Washington, D.C.
Barrio · 5 tips y reseñas
International Spy Museum is one of Washington DC Awesomeness!.

43. International Spy Museum

800 F St NW (9th St NW), Washington, D.C.
Museo · Penn Quarter · 209 tips y reseñas

HISTORYHISTORY: The museum opened on July 19, 2002 and is the only public museum in the United States solely dedicated to espionage that has shaped history and continues to have a significant impact on world events.

Judiciary Square is one of Washington DC Awesomeness!.

44. Judiciary Square

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Washington, D.C.
Plaza · Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown · 4 tips y reseñas

DC Preservation LeagueDC Preservation League: Judiciary Square was originally designated as the site for the Supreme Court, in accordance with L’Enfant’s Plan to place the three branches of government in a geographical relationship.

Chinatown is one of Washington DC Awesomeness!.

45. Chinatown

Washington, D.C.
Barrio · 35 tips y reseñas
Biblioteca del Congreso is one of Washington DC Awesomeness!.

46. Biblioteca del Congreso

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(Library of Congress)
101 Independence Ave SE (btwn 1st & 2nd St SE), Washington, D.C.
Biblioteca · Southeast Washington · 185 tips y reseñas

47. Supreme Court of the United States

1 1st St NE (at E Capitol St NE), Washington, D.C.
Palacio de justicia · Northeast Washington · 50 tips y reseñas

Architect of the Capitol (AOC)Architect of the Capitol (AOC): Finished and occupied in 1935, the Supreme Court's great marble temple is a fitting home for the nation's third branch of government. Leer más.

Archives-Navy Memorial Metro Station is one of Washington DC Awesomeness!.

48. Archives-Navy Memorial Metro Station

701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C.
Estación de metro · Penn Quarter · 15 tips y reseñas
ANC Welcome Center is one of Washington DC Awesomeness!.

49. ANC Welcome Center

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Arlington National Cemetery (1 Memorial Dr), Arlington, VA
Centro de Información Turística · 32 tips y reseñas
Embassy of Canada is one of Washington DC Awesomeness!.

50. Embassy of Canada

501 Pennsylvania Ave NW (at 5th St NW), Washington, D.C.
Embajada/Consulado · Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown · 7 tips y reseñas
Albert Einstein Memorial is one of Washington DC Awesomeness!.

51. Albert Einstein Memorial

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2100 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, D.C.
Escultura al aire libre · Northwest Washington · 26 tips y reseñas
Ulysses S. Grant Memorial is one of Washington DC Awesomeness!.

52. Ulysses S. Grant Memorial

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1st St NW, Washington, D.C.
Monumento/Edificio histórico · Southwest Washington · 10 tips y reseñas
General William Tecumseh Sherman Monument is one of Washington DC Awesomeness!.

53. General William Tecumseh Sherman Monument

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15th St NW (at E St NW), Washington, D.C.
Monumento/Edificio histórico · Northwest Washington · 3 tips y reseñas
Hart Senate Building is one of Washington DC Awesomeness!.

54. Hart Senate Building

150 Constitution Ave NE (btwn 1st & 2nd St NE), Washington, D.C.
Edificio del Capitolio · Northeast Washington · 21 tips y reseñas
Cannon House Office Building is one of Washington DC Awesomeness!.

55. Cannon House Office Building

27 Independence Ave SE (at 1st St SE), Washington, D.C.
Edificio gubernamental · Southeast Washington · 19 tips y reseñas
Andrew Jackson Statue is one of Washington DC Awesomeness!.

56. Andrew Jackson Statue

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Lafayette Sq, Washington, D.C.
Escultura al aire libre · Northwest Washington · 3 tips y reseñas
Longworth House Office Building is one of Washington DC Awesomeness!.

57. Longworth House Office Building

1 US Capitol (at South Capitol St), Washington, D.C.
Edificio gubernamental · Southeast Washington · 27 tips y reseñas
United States Air Force Memorial is one of Washington DC Awesomeness!.

58. United States Air Force Memorial

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1 Air Force Memorial Dr (Columbia Pike), Arlington, VA
Monumento/Edificio histórico · 26 tips y reseñas
Russell Senate Office Building is one of Washington DC Awesomeness!.

59. Russell Senate Office Building

50 Constitution Ave NE (at Delaware Ave NE), Washington, D.C.
Edificio del Capitolio · Northeast Washington · 19 tips y reseñas
Dirksen Senate Building is one of Washington DC Awesomeness!.

60. Dirksen Senate Building

100 Constitution Ave NE (at st St NE), Washington, D.C.
Edificio gubernamental · Northeast Washington · 26 tips y reseñas
United States Navy Memorial is one of Washington DC Awesomeness!.

61. United States Navy Memorial

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701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C.
Plaza · Penn Quarter · 23 tips y reseñas
Dupont Circle is one of Washington DC Awesomeness!.

62. Dupont Circle

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1 DuPont Cir NW (at Connecticut Ave NW), Washington, D.C.
Parque · Northwest Washington · 145 tips y reseñas
Eisenhower Executive Office Building is one of Washington DC Awesomeness!.

63. Eisenhower Executive Office Building

1650 Pennsylvania Ave NW (at 17th St NW), Washington, D.C.
Edificio gubernamental · Northwest Washington · 10 tips y reseñas
National Gallery of Art - Sculpture Garden is one of Washington DC Awesomeness!.

64. National Gallery of Art - Sculpture Garden

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Constitution Ave NW (at 7th St NW), Washington, D.C.
Jardín de esculturas · Northwest Washington · 96 tips y reseñas
Capitol Reflecting Pool is one of Washington DC Awesomeness!.

65. Capitol Reflecting Pool

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1st St NW (btwn Pennsylvania Ave NW & Maryland Ave SW), Washington, D.C.
Fuente · Northwest Washington · 42 tips y reseñas
Tidal Basin is one of Washington DC Awesomeness!.

66. Tidal Basin

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W Basin Dr SW (at Independence Ave SW), Washington, D.C.
Lago · Southwest Washington · 63 tips y reseñas
Edward Ted Kennedy Grave is one of Washington DC Awesomeness!.

67. Edward Ted Kennedy Grave

Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA
Cementerio · 2 tips y reseñas