Your Destination Guide to Washington DC

Destination Guide DC - Your Destination Guide to Washington, DC

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The seat of the world's greatest democracy reflects that greatness in the architecture and distinction of its many government buildings, moving memorials, and awesome monuments. But there are also great and historic neighborhoods to explore, the to-die-for blooming cherry trees of the Tidal Basin, and an impressive array of parks and gardens, including the newly renovated Conservatory of the Botanic Garden on the majestic National Mall. This section provides an introduction to some of the District's finest.

Washington DC Attractions

Historic Buildings
  • Historic Buildings
  • When Robert E. Lee left the Union army to lead the Confederate army, his sumptuous estate was converted into a cemetery – Arlington National Cemetery, and he was never able to return. His home, still on the grounds of the cemetery, has been maintained as a monument in honor to him and his family.
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Monuments and Memorials
  • Museums
  • As the nation's capital, Washington DC is the home to many important and prestigious museums chronicling the nation's history, but it also features museums of world-class caliber in arts and...
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Parks and Gardens
  • Sights
  • Because of its position as a capital city, many of DC's most interesting places are prefaced with the word "national" -- the National Mall, the National Archives, the National Zoological Park...but there are many, many other impressive and meaningful places to visit as well.
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Three Houses of Government


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