The Best Places to Visit in Washington, D.C.

The Best Places to Visit in Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C. is more than the legislative heart of the United States. It is also the site of so much history, knowledge and architectural splendor. Visiting Washington, D.C. can be a great chance to learn, but also an opportunity to absorb the many landmarks that represent a distillation of the American spirit and culture.

Great Falls Park

Run by the National Parks Service, Great Falls Park is an intimate peek into the landscape of the earlier days in the United States. The park is the site of the country's first system of locks, which lifted boats to various elevations along the river. The Potomac River is impressively wild in the park, with the Great Falls providing a scenic and rugged landscape.

Great Falls Park
George Washington Memorial Parkway
McLean, VA 22101
(703) 285-2965


National Museum of Natural History

One of the gems of the Smithsonian museums, the National Museum of Natural History has dinosaur skeletons, millions of natural specimens and the Hope Diamond. Halls dedicated to the ocean, insects, dinosaurs, geology, mammals and more make the Smithsonian an all-day trip.

National Museum of Natural History
10th St. and Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20560
(202) 633-1000

U.S. Holocaust Memorial

The Holocaust Memorial in Washington, D.C. is meant to serve as a living memorial to the tragedy of the Holocaust and a place of reflection for the future. Visiting the memorial can be a heart-wrenching experience, but also a valuable one. With exhibits replicating a Holocaust train car, photography collections and traveling exhibitions, the Holocaust Memorial is both educational and engaging.

U.S. Holocaust Memorial
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW
Washington, D.C. 20024
(202) 488-0406


Article Written By Louie Doverspike

Based in Seattle, Louie Doverspike has been a professional writer since 2004. His work has appeared in various publications, including "AntiqueWeek" magazine, the "Prague Post" and "Seattle Represent!" Doverspike holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Hamilton College.

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