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Try out our favorite museums and activities in this sightseer’s city.
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National Arboretum

National Arboretum

Numerous gardens and collections on the 446-acre campus.

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38.916742
-76.964933
National Arboretum
3501 New York Ave. N.E.
Washington, D.C.
20002
202-245-2726
National Building Museum

National Building Museum

A beautiful space with innovative, cool exhibitions.

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38.897736
-77.018064
National Building Museum
401 N.W. F St.
Washington, D.C.
20001
202-272-2448
National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery

View the official collection of presidential portraits.

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38.89854805660927
-77.0227861404419
National Portrait Gallery
N.W. Eighth and F Streets
Washington, D.C.
20001
202-633-8300
Newseum

Newseum

You can review five centuries of news history.

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38.89173428161375
-77.01272249221802
Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.
Washington, D.C.
20001
888-639-7386
Phillips Collection

Phillips Collection

A collection of French Impressionist to Modernist works.

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38.911318
-77.046833
Phillips Collection
1600 N.W. 21st St.
Near 21st and Q Streets
Washington, D.C.
20009
202-387-2151
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

The largest collection of historic air and spacecraft.

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38.887558851385265
-77.01993227005005
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Sixth and Independence Avenue S.W.
Washington, D.C.
20560
202-633-2214
Smithsonian National Zoological Park

Smithsonian National Zoological Park

Explore the furry and scaly wildlife.

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38.930254
-77.055466
Smithsonian National Zoological Park
3001 Connecticut Ave. N.W.
Washington, D.C.
20008
202-633-2614
Smithsonian's National Museum of American History

Smithsonian's National Museum of American History

This museum holds a vast array of items from U.S. history.

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38.892419028744726
-77.03194856643677
Smithsonian's National Museum of American History
1400 Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, D.C.
20560
202-633-1000
U.S. Capitol

U.S. Capitol

Learn about Congress through films, exhibits and tours.

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38.89136685360256
-77.00540542602539
U.S. Capitol
Washington, D.C.
20515
202-226-8000
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

A humbling reminder of a dark time in history.

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38.88670703347741
-77.03261375427246
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place S.W.
Washington, D.C.
20024
202-488-0400

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