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Washington DC

WASHINGTON, District of Columbia

Our nation's capital, Washington in the District of Columbia, is worth at least one visit. Whether your family's greatest interests are political, historical, scientific, artistic or social, D.C. can keep you interested and enlightened. Originally a swampy area some found a poor choice for the seat of government, Washington now opens its doors to all citizens. And those doors are remarkable. Consider your choices: the Houses of Congress, the White House, the Smithsonian Institution, the National Gallery of Art, the Wall of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Library of Congress, the National Museums of--you name it. Plan your time very carefully. The Smithsonian alone can take weeks! While much history is evident in Washington, history is being made all around you. The chance to witness Congress in session is a memory that will stick.

Washington D.C. Convention & Visitors Association

Washington, District of Columbia

(202) 789-1600

(800) 368-9000

National Parks Service

Washington, District of Columbia

(202) 208-6843

Smithsonian Institution

Washington, District of Columbia

(202) 357-2700

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