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U.S. Botanic Garden

in Botanical Gardens

The U.S. Botanic Garden is committed to creating and offering extraordinary exhibits that delight, educate and inspire the public to become more active stewards of the plants that support life on earth. Each year, the U.S. Botanic Garden and Smithsonian Gardens partner to display hundreds of orchids from their permanent collections. Held at the National Museum of Natural History this year, the exhibit is focused on the intersection of science and beauty.

100 Maryland Ave. SW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20024
United States

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River Farm

in Botanical Gardens

A short drive along the scenic George Washington Parkway from Alexandria, Virginia, River Farm is acclaimed for its spell-binding vistas stretching down to the Potomac River, along with its creative children’s gardens, beautiful four-acre meadow, and colorful flower displays. It is a favorite site for weddings, family picnics, bird-watchers, and painters.

7931 East Boulevard Dr.
Alexandria, Virginia 22308
United States

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Library of Congress

in Historic

The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections. Three buildings with scheduled tours of the impressive Jefferson Building. See the Gutenberg Bible. Capitol South. Metro (blue/orange lines)

101 Independence Ave SE
Washington, District Of Columbia 20540
United States

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The Udvar-Hazy Center

in Museum

This a must see attraction outside of Washington near Dullas Airport in Virginia. It's larger than large - it's enormous! The Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia is the companion facility to the Museum on the National Mall in Washington, DC> Two huge hangars display thousands of aviation and space artifacts, including Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, a Concorde, and the space shuttle Discovery. Tours given daily.

14390 Air and Space Museum Prky
Chantilly, Virginia 20151
United States

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Supreme Court of the United States

in Historic

Walk the halls of our highest court and attend lectures every hour on the half hour. Mon.=Fri. 9:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. when court is not in session. The ground floor is devoted to offices and public services, including the offices of the Clerk of the Court, the Counselor to the Chief Justice, police headquarters, the Public Information Office and Press Room, the Curator’s Office and the Personnel Office. On this floor visitors can view one of the two marble spiral staircases.

1st and Marlyand Ave. NE
Washington, District Of Columbia 20543
United States

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National Geographic Museum

in Museum

Located at National Geographic's DC headquarters, past and current expeditions, adventures and scientific research come to life. Enjoy a wide variety of changing and permanent displays reflecting the richness and diversity of the world. The museum is great for all ages and features a wide range of changing exhibitions, from interactive experiences to stunning photography exhibitions featuring the work of National Geographic explorers, photographers, and scientists.

1145 17th St. NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20036
United States

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National Air and Space Museum

in Museum, Historic

The winner and still champion! That's right- DC (not Paris or Rome) is home to the "World's Most Visited Museum." You'll see why when you spend the day watching the history of aviation unfold starting with the Wright Brothers' 1903 Flyer and Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis through the advances into space and the Apollo 11 lunar command module (just to name a few). Also worthy of note is the Lockheed Einstein IMAX Theater (admission). Free. Limited street parking.

6th St. and Independence Ave. SW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20560
United States

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Newseum

in Museum, Historic

The move from Virginia to DC is complete and the new $450 million, seven-level Newseum is a must-see. The world's most interactive museum offers somethign for everyone including; 15 theaters, 14 major galleries, two state-of-the-art broadcast studios and a 4-D time-travel experience. Admissions: $20/adults (13-64), $18/seniors (65 and up), and $13/youth (7-12), children under age 7/free.

555 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20001
United States

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International Spy Museum

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The nation's first public institution dedicated solely to espionage, shedding light on an all-but-invisible profession. Museum maintains the largest collection of international espionage artifacts ever placed on display. Visitors are invited to test their espionage skills throughout the museum. Parking: street meters, parking lots. Transit Info: Gallery Place Metro (yellow/red/green lines)

800 F St. NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20004
United States

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HIRSHORN MUSEUM & SCULPTURE GARDEN

in Botanical Gardens

From the striking cylindrical building and collection of 19th and 20th-century paintings and sculpture to the adjoining outdoor garden, the Hirshorn is a must see! Daily 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Free. Limited street parking. L’Efant Plaza (yellow line). Located at 6th and Independence Ave. SW Washington, DC. Call 202-633-4674.At the Hirshhorn we believe that modern and contemporary art demands a more active viewer. We never stop creating new informal programs to fit a wide range of audience needs.

700 Independence Ave. SW.
Washington, District Of Columbia 20560
United States

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