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1. DC Office of Planning

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DC Office of Planning
Surroundings
5
Location
5
Possibility of Parking
5
Wifi
5
Services nearby
5

Address: 1100 4th St SW, Washington, DC 20024

Telephone: (202) 442-7600

Guy: District government office


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2. SCOTUS

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SCOTUS
Surroundings
5
Location
5
Possibility of Parking
5
Wifi
5
Services nearby
5

Address: 1 First St NE, Washington, DC 20543

Guy: Federal courthouse


Review: "One of my favorite sites to visit in DC."

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Mike Ro5: One of my favorite sites to visit in DC. It is less crowded than many sites, but the architecture and tour is outstanding.

Alaliiah: Supreme Court kinda cringe

3. United States Botanic Garden

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United States Botanic Garden
Surroundings
4.9
Location
4.8
Possibility of Parking
4.8
Wifi
4.8
Services nearby
4.8

Address: 100 Maryland Ave SW, Washington, DC 20001

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM Thu

Telephone: (202) 225-8333

Guy: Botanical garden


Review: "Either way, make sure you swing by on your next visit to DC!"

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ThePinkfreak805: A really beautiful and enjoyable place! They’ve got some really awesome plant species here! The tropical room is especially great! Not only is it beautiful, but with the humidity you’ll really feel like you’re in the rainforest! Also very cool to see the endangered plants you aren’t likely to see anywhere else.

Sara García: If I could, I would never leave this place. From the moment you approach the building, your can see and, more importantly, smell the wonderful collection of plants everywhere. My all-time favorite part of the grounds, the section I visit every time I'm in DC. is the nook in Zone 5 with the carnivorous plants- something you definitely don't see every day! Find a bench to rest in your favorite zone, track down every single species of plant, learn about different gardening techniques, or hang out in the canopy walk of the rain forest to catch some awesome views of the city. Either way, make sure you swing by on your next visit to DC!

Alex Navarro: Always lovely. The inside and outside gardens are full of flowers. Great place to take kids. They even have a children’s garden where kids can plant something and water it. So cute! You can spend a lot of time here if you like, but you can also easily see everything in about an hour.

Richa Rashmi: This is such a delightful retreat for an afternoon lunch or just a date in the different ecotones of the world. You could walk into a completely tropical climate full of tropical trees that have terrace views, or walk into a desert of cactus. There’s a section on medicinal plants followed by rare and endangered species which is mind blowing. I absolutely loved my shortest trip to Hawaii and then to a garden of orchids and roses. Be sure to checkout the inner and outer gardens. There are interesting wall murals of tea from China and other such use. But the most amazing part was the TOILET. Yes, you heard it right. It’s full of ornamental plants that smells amazing and the sound of water and birds will make you feel you’re in the cleanest part of the world, unlike what public restrooms are known for.

Colten Adams: The BEST indoor botanic garden conservatory I've ever been to. The ceilings are incredibly high and there are catwalks to walk high above the plants. It is very hot and humid inside so I'd recommend dressing light. If you enjoy plants I would highly recommend these botanic gardens. The exterior gardens are not the best I've seen, but the indoor ones definitely are.

Jeremy Andra: The botanical gardens are a beautiful hideaway from the normal everyday views of the world. An amazing display of some of the wonderful offerings this world has to offer in the way of beautiful plants and miscellaneous greenery. We were shocked to find there is no charge to see any of this and would highly suggest you stop in and check it out.

abdiel blas: I have had a great experience here. The gardens are very well kept. Nice place to get fresh air or as a romantic date. I will say they may need a little bit of better signage to let you know exactly where you're at. I found it a little difficult to read the map with the numbers. Other than that I highly recommend Botanic Gardens!!!

Ryan Brunk: Good staff outdoor gardens were very nice. I was a little underwhelmed with the size of the greenhouses but they were extremely well cared for. The whole facility indoor and out showed the care of its staff. Most impressive collection is orchids but pay attention as they are spread all over the facility. Don't forget to look up as well as down.

Hyo Jin Moon: Beautiful garden that is open to the public for free. There are spots where you can sit and enjoy the weather and also the indoor green house that has so much to see (and learn. Lots of educational components). I highly recommend visiting here with kids of all ages.

Ben Matthews: If you’ve spent the day walking up the mall and around the museums, then this is a fantastic place to unwind. The glasshouse is beautiful in its own right, and features plants from many different climates. And the outdoor gardens are equally lovely. Definitely worth a stop if you’re near the Capital Building.

4. United States Capitol

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United States Capitol
Surroundings
5
Location
5
Possibility of Parking
5
Wifi
5
Services nearby
5

Address: First St SE, Washington, DC 20004

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 8:30AM Thu

Telephone: (202) 226-8000

Guy: Federal government office


Review: "Every landmark in DC is spectacular. We dint do the tour this time so ..."

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Zay McCullough, MSW, LCSW-A: This was the last major attraction I saw during my one week trip here from 12/28/21 to 1/4/2022. You can see the Capital Building from several blocks away. I actually remembered I needed to stop by because I saw it after exiting the Children’s Museum. It was a little after 5pm when we made it there. We say the reflecting pool, which is wider but shorter than the reflecting pool between the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument. Unlike the latter, the Capitol’s reflecting pool isn’t easily accessible to stuck your feet it. The view, however, was still nice. This was my first time being in DC since I was in elementary school. It was extremely awesome to see the Capitol building. It was ironic that I had just watched Olympus Has Fallen on TV in my hotel just a day prior. Unfortunately, the perimeter of the building is gated off due to the events that transpired a year ago. I’m saddened to see that public access still isn’t available. Of course COVID is an added barrier to tours. Going inside is something that I wanted to do. I did not go to the visitors center that is close by as my son was ready to go back to the hotel, lol. There was a large Christmas tree in the lawn area between the capital building and the reflecting pool. Many people were taking pictures and appeared to be having a good time. I was grateful for the experience because I talked to my son (8) about what goes on in the building, the legislative bodies, and etc. I’m sure he’s forgotten everything we talked about but he can say he seen it in person whenever he does learn about it in school.

Ganindu Madhawa: A place where one can probe into the political history of USA.It is an iconic place and you need to reserve tickets beforehand visiting the place. You will be provided with a guide who give descriptive analysis of the architecture of the place and historical events. 😊

Yusra Nabeel: Such a great experience visiting one of the US symbols. Great place with beautiful reflection in pool.

Ali Shajarizadeh: This beautiful building is a must-see for everyone who visit Washington DC. The building has a long history. The place is where many important decisions were and are made that affects the world.

Nas Sol: The in-depth history of this iconic building is grander than I expected! A true beautiful from the exterior to the interior. I got a sense of appreciation after leaving from here. It can get very packed though so it's recommended you start your day early to beat the crowd. A must see when you're in DC!

Stephen Butler: My first time taking the tour. Our Representative arranged a VIP tour. It was very small and personal. There’s no cost, but if your going to take a tour book it in advance. It takes about 3 hours or so. It was worth the time. Please hit “Like” if this was helpful. Thanks.

Ben Henderson: Really enjoyed the tour inside the Capitol building. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and funny. Really interesting history and beautiful inside. Liked the fact you can then walk through a tunnel to cross over to the library of Congress which again was beautiful.

Keith Roussel: Visiting the Capitol building is fantastic experience. I visited with my family and it was a great opportunity to see some of our nation's history as well as the seat of power of the legislative branch. We booked a tour in advance from out state senator Ted Cruz. Our tour began at his office in the neighboring senate building. From there we took the underground trolly to the capitol building. Our tour guide took us through the various parts of the capitol biding explaining the building, decoration and history. After the tour we were able to view the senate and house of representative chamber. Each was unique. The House had a live reenactment of typical chamber proceedings which was nice, but once the reenactment was finished, we had to leave. The senate on the other hand had no reenactment, but we would stay as long as we like. I sat therefore a while attempting to etch the experience in my memory, which I personally valued more.

blade Galletta: This is a must visit in Washington D.C. The capital building is absolutely gorgeous. In the spring time there are many flowers and trees surrounding it to make it even better. The fountain in the front is very unique and perfect for pictures with the building. They have gates up with guards so you can't get really close. I think they do tours but you would have to research that on the website.

Isabelle Tran: Beautiful architecture from the outside. Recommended to book in advance for a tour. The park outside is a beautiful place to relax after a long day of touring, including some cherry blossom trees.

5. National Mall

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National Mall
Surroundings
4.7
Location
4.7
Possibility of Parking
4.8
Wifi
4.7
Services nearby
4.7

Address: Washington, DC

Schedule: Open 24 hours

Telephone: (202) 426-6841

Guy: National park


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LISA HANEY: It's a beautiful place with numerous monuments and museums based on the History of America. Very interesting and informative. Can easily spend a day here by just strolling through the entire area visiting all the memorials. There's a lot of walking involved. It would be a pleasant experience. If you decide to visit the museums, it may take more than a day. So plan accordingly.

Saiprabhu B: It's a beautiful place dotted with numerous monuments and museums throwing light on the History of America. Very interesting and informative. Can easily spend a day here by just strolling through the entire area visiting all the memorials. There's a lot of walking involved, but if weather holds good (not so hot/cold), it would be a pleasant experience. It was slightly drizzling when we were there and so we loved all the walking and could go on and on without getting tired. If you decide to visit the museums, it may take more than a day. So plan accordingly.

Warman Hall: It is simply amazing to be in one spot where you can take a Sunday stroll around a beautiful lake and blooming orchard of trees while seeing some of the most important and stunning monuments in the world! I only wish I had more time on my visit to simply walk around and take in the sights. I got to visit mid-morning on a Thursday in early March so the crowds were not bad at all.

Dr. Michael Shur: National mall is one of the most interesting and enjoyable places to visit in DC and, actually, in the entire country. Museums second to none, great memorials, and lots of tourists. The only blemish, truly embarrassing for our nation, is the toilet facility next to the Lincoln Memorial. Many establishments in Washington, DC, have serious problems with plumbing and sanitation. But this one is even worse than average. My wife and I visited the women an men facility, respectively. The lady’s room had a long queue (that took about 45 minutes) to reach one of three available stalls. The door of one of them was broken. The filth of the place according to my wife’s report could only be matched by the men’ facility with broken facets and suspicious liquid on the floor difficult to avoid. Not even restrooms in Central Park in NYC come close. And you are really well advised to avoid those at all costs if at all possible. --

Gee Queue: They do a pretty good job of maintaining the grounds despite the best efforts of the populace to screw them up. The scale of some of the monuments is difficult to comprehend until you are there in person. I recommend a night tour. They are much more stunning when lit up.

Leilani-Z: Full day of exercise and definitely could spend more days here. We parked at a nearby parking garage, and by the time we got back to the car at the end of the day, we had logged 9 miles. Beautiful and clean, so much to see and learn about. We went to almost all of the monuments and two of the museums. The ice cream / food trucks are great, but the music they play should be banned 🙈

Nikkicole8890: My boyfriend took me here for my first time in DC and I loved it! It was so beautiful and I really enjoyed walking around and seeing all of the monuments and statues! I would love to go back again one day!

Ashok Patel: National Mall is not a “Shopping Mall”. It is a National Park containing iconic monuments and memorials of some of the greatest people and events who shaped America as a nation. This is called the front yard of America and a symbol of democratic values. This is a green lush park between United States Capitol building to Potomac River. Every citizen of US should visit and explore these incredible memorials like Lincoln Memorial, MLK Jr Memorial, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, Washington Monument, World War 2 Memorial and the list goes on and on. Park rangers offer variety of programs and activities free of charge, otherwise you can explore and enjoy the park in your way and pace. It’s lawns and pathways are mostly crowded by school children, joggers and visitors and tourists from all over the world. This is where the history is made and witnessed. The American forefathers and heroes are honored here who paid ultimate sacrifice for the country. This is the national stage where people gather and movements take place and their voices heard. Everyone should wander here in the tree-lined pathways and take in the scenery and history of America. There is lot of walking involved. This is open 24 hours and you can visit during anytime and enjoy the different beauty at different times.

Joe Hughes: This was our first time in Washington DC. First 3 days it was very hot and humid but over all we had a great vacation. The National Mall was interesting having everything pretty close together in walking distance. It was even more beautiful at night. We are glad that we went.

scott bowman: The museums are always great to visit. Masks are required in all museums, and there are bag checks at all of them, too. There are not many water fountains and no water bottle filling stations in the museums we visited. Hand sanitizing stations are available. There are plenty of food vendors/ food trucks around the Mall. This Is Not A Shopping Mall. This is the strip from the Capitol Building to the Lincoln Memorial, called The Mall.

6. Library of Congress

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Library of Congress
Surroundings
4.7
Location
4.6
Possibility of Parking
4.6
Wifi
4.6
Services nearby
4.6

Address: 101 Independence Ave SE, Washington, DC 20540

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 8:30AM Thu

Telephone: (202) 707-5000

Guy: Law library


Review: "If you're in DC I highly recommend attempting to visit"

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Mireille G: Favorite place I visited in D.C.. Words cannot begin to describe how gorgeous this building is inside and out. Every single detail so carefully thought out from the architecture to the art. Definitely go visit if you can, there’s so much to see. Also try and get a library card if you can it’s totally free and a fun souvenir to keep. It’s a legit library card and you can use it to enter the main reading room but you usually need to make an appointment weeks in advance to get in room but the card is a nice memory to keep.

Nicole Pascotescu: Beautiful. Photos will never do it justice, you need to see it in person! It’s literally breathtaking. It’s amazing to just stand in the middle of it and look up in awe. I went on a school trip from DC and it was a great learning experience. But really I’ve never seen such beautiful architecture and design.

Sonya Williams (Wildflowers and Hooyahs): What an incredible experience! It took us about twenty mins to get library cards but it was worth it! We also felt the amount of people there on a Tuesday was weird but it’s popular for a reason. Will def return. The staff were so nice and knowledgeable.

VikinGA: Gorgeous! The national library of the United States and the largest library in the world! Its collections include more than 30 million catalogued books and other print materials in 470 languages. It holds the largest rare book collection in North America, including the rough draft of the Declaration of Independence and one of the Gutenberg Bibles!!!

Ashok Patel: Library of Congress, a national symbol of knowledge is the largest and oldest library of United States established in 1800. This is the research library for Congress and open for public for research only and the books or materials can not be checked out. The library is housed in three buildings on Capitol Hill. The research material is from all over the world in more than 450 languages. The library has more than 160 million items and everyday 10,000 new items are being added. We booked the timed tickets online to visit the library. I couldn’t get the timed tickets 5 days before but some limited tickets are released everyday morning at 9.00 am. Exactly at 9.00 AM I tried and I got the desired time slot. There is no entry fee. As a book lover, it was my dream to visit this unbelievable and incredible heritage library. Anyone can have access to the library if you have Reader Identification Card. The building architecture and the sculptures inside and outside are absolutely stunning. It is very theatrical, heavily ornamented and the decorative paintings and beautiful sculptures place this building among greatest art and architecture in America. The exhibition of photography and about Rosa Parks was very impressive. The mosaics, the frescos and the stained glass work is amazing. Thomas Jefferson’s personal library and the main reading room is great attraction. Unfortunately, we could see the main reading room from high above with limited sight through the thick glass. I wanted to see those millions of books on the shelves as I dreamed off, but what I saw was mostly exhibitions in a museum kind of setting. However, this is a must see attraction.

Richa Rashmi: What an amazing Greek architecture! This place is a jungle of Corinthian columns, a sea of books and a sky of murals. It’s absolutely stunning. Be sure to checkout Jefferson’s own donation of myriad books along with an exhibition of Rosa Park’s works. Also, entry is by appointment only. There’s a book shop that hosts souvenirs ranging from books to crockeries.

Juhi Pac: Beautiful historic building with gorgeous architecture. There are two and a half floors of museum-exhibits of some of the maps and records that the library keeps. Absolutely worth it for the free price and close proximity to South Capitol metro station

Rany SADER: By far, one of the best experiences ever if you are into culture. A fan of books, I loved the place, the heritage, the building and the whole experience. Don’t think twice if you like a Library. One of the best I ever visited.

Jon Scott: This is a must visit while in DC. The architecture and history was worth every minute. Take time to ask a Docent about specifics of the area you are in. Jim (docent) was so knowledgeable and spent ten minutes explaining the sculpture and paintings. The photographic exhibit was a bonus and Tomas Jefferson’s library exhibit was as well.

Alexandra B: A library dedicated to knowledge and education in every way possible. One of my favorite places in DC. Every inch of this building is a tribute to history, the pursuit of knowledge, and the contributions of those who came before us. Note you have to reserve a timed entry pass online in order to visit the library.

7. Washington Monument

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Washington Monument
Surroundings
4.6
Location
4.7
Possibility of Parking
4.6
Wifi
4.6
Services nearby
4.6

Address: 2 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20024

Schedule: Open ⋅ Closes 10PM

Telephone: (202) 426-6841

Guy: Monument


Review: "Don't miss a thing plan 3 to 5 days."

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Erika Gardner: This monument is impressive and amazing to visit the grounds are really clean, a lot security around. Great place to walk around, ride a bike, relax, take pictures and/or have lunch from the food trucks. The structure is magnificent piece of Art, the monument is more beautiful in person, I definitely recommend it to anyone. The Washington Monument is an obelisk within the National Mall in Washington, D.C., built to commemorate George Washington, once commander-in-chief of the Continental Army (1775–1784) in the American Revolutionary War and the first President of the United States (1789–1797).

Amol More: This Monument is way bigger in actual than expected. Amazing place to visit in DC and mark it in your wish list. I visited during Cherry Blossom 🌸 festival and enjoyed kite festival as well. Couldn’t go at the top as it needs to have tickets in advanced. This is located in between Capitol and Lincoln Memorial. Flags around the monument make it more beautiful. Just visit, enjoy and make memories.

Ryan: The day we went was a bit of a bad day, but I assume the view would be amazing on a better day. I’m glad they reopened the elevator to the top, because they have an interesting little museum up there too. It surprised me when I approached it in-person, it’s much bigger when you’re up close. I had previously only seen it from afar or online.

John Myers: Dude, so good! Been a long time since I went to the top. Well worth it. Kind of exciting. Get tix at recreation.gov. look at least a few days ahead. Right now only 6 tickets at a time. Great place to make memories.

Daniel Steiminger: Enjoy the view, enjoy the elevator ride down, and good luck in getting your tickets. Wait early in the morning at the Washington Monument Lodge and cross your fingers and your toes you get there early enough to get tickets. I recommend 6:30 am if you are getting same day tickets.

Kristen Alger: You need to get tickets online. When I went to DC they were not giving tickets out. You had to get them online and they were NOT available for that day. Meaning...if you want to go, get your tickets online and in advance. Since this is new (Covid), I went through security alone, went up the elevator with 5 people and we were the only ones at the top! Great views! Plan ahead and ENJOY!

Jeff O: Get your tickets ahead of time before your visit. It's really amazing in person prepare yourself. Going up to the top you'll get some truly amazing pictures.

Dragan Ange: Take the elevator up there to enjoy the beautiful view. There is some info about the Washington Monument: Built in the shape of an Egyptian obelisk, evoking the timelessness of ancient civilizations, the Washington Monument embodies the awe, respect, and gratitude the nation felt for its most essential Founding Father. When completed, the Washington Monument was the tallest building in the world at 555 feet, 5-1/8 inches. Construction of the Washington Monument began in 1848 with enslaved Africans as laborers, according to several sources. Construction stopped in 1854 due to lack of funds, and then resumed from 1877 until its completion in 1888.

Mendy Henderson: If you are flying in from I know the south. You can sit on the left side of the plane and see everything. Like the Lincoln Memorial. Washington Memorial. The white house and so much more. I really enjoyed myself here.

Ashok Patel: This 555 ft marble monument was built to honor the first President of USA, George Washington. The political and military leadership of George Washington was indispensable. This is built in the shape of Egyptian obelisk. This was the tallest building in the world when it was completed. It is still world’s tallest stone structure. You need a timed ticket of an elevator for the observation deck at 500 ft to get a bird’s eye view of the capital. You have to go through the security screening. The Washington Monument is located near the west end of the National Mall, with spectacular views of the National Mall and other important memorials. This Monument has been the witness to the history that shaped our nation. Must visit if you are in Washington DC and if you can manage to get the ticket.

8. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Surroundings
4.7
Location
4.7
Possibility of Parking
4.8
Wifi
4.7
Services nearby
4.7

Address: 100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl SW, Washington, DC 20024

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM Thu

Telephone: (202) 488-0400

Guy: Museum


Review: "This is a must stop in DC. Powerful, somber. Tragic."

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The Maldonado’s: The Holocaust is one of those historic atrocities that we shouldn’t forget. This memorial is well thought out, planned and kept. Come with time to spare because there is lots to see, learn and explore. Find the password before you hop in the elevator and start your journey as a Jew prisoner.

Karol Dabrowski: As I'm Polish this was must to see museum. I was very pleased with the layout and information. You don't feel good once leaving this place but that's what you should feel... Holocaust is a fact that should make us thinking!

Tiffany Brandell: The most gut-wrenching experience, but the displays are full of such an incredible amount of history. You don't have a choice but to learn something, and we all should learn something from this place. Highly recommend visiting at least once, and you should definitely try to reserve tickets ahead of your visit.

Heidi Benson: This was my dream: to pay my respects "in person" to millions of people who might have made our world better. I will always question WHY? did this happen? HOW? The museum is informative and laid out in a sensitive fashion. I keep reading books in an attempt to understand, but I'm not sure I ever will. Thank you, Washington D.C., for making this available to the world, and at no cost. It's a beautiful tribute to beautiful lives so needlessly lost.

Roberto J. Fajardo: This is a must stop in DC. Powerful, somber. Tragic. But we must remind ourselves every now and then do that we use our voices and actions to stop evil before it gains power. It only cost $1 to get in. Excellent organization. Permanent exhibit is informative and has a lot of "artefacts" to support the message.

Robert Wagner: A story that must be told. Devastatingly real. MAYBE A TICKET HACK: I could not get daily tickets that became available at 7 AM. The program kept telling me that they were not available for the day. I noticed the program kept mentioning somthing about purchasing tickets previously. So I went in a purchased them in advanced for a dollar a piece then I went back to the tickets that were available for the day at 7 AM and the program let me buy the tickets for that day. I guess since I had already purchased tickets previously the program had me in the system. I hope this helps anyone trying to get tickets at 7 AM.

kevin haughey: Everyone should experience this, understand what happened, how it happened, and never forget. Blindly following a government or charismatic leader can be tragic. Not speaking up when it begins can be deadly.

Sahil Singh: I had to travel all the way to USA (from India) to realize how easy it is to divide people. How false propaganda turns people into monsters in the name of psuedo nationalism. To realize how unfortunate my people back home are to still have the seeds of division still deeply rooted. How sad it is to see a society divided on religious and communal lines. It's important to remember the past so that we may not repeat the mistakes. This is the aim of this memorial is to tell aloud the atrocities that were mete to these people. The people who perished (millions died), and the ones who were damaged beyond repair. This is a reminder of the time men like you and me turned against his own brethren. Reminder of a man who in the name of taking the country forward pushed the world back to a primitive time, when barbarism was common, and cruelty was the way of life. We want a better society, but at what cost? I see xenophobic leaders gaining popularity around the world, and it fills my heart with despair. A note on permanent exhibition. The museum has 2 parts - the permanent exhibition, and rest of the museum. The former requires tickets. The tickets are limited and get over soon. You can either book in advance or can get same day tickets. For same day tickets you'll either have to visit their website at 6 in the morning, or be at the museum at 9.45 am. For booking online, their website redirects to a third party website. I started trying to book right at 6, but the website started showing tickets as available more towards 6.10. The tickets if collected at the museum are free, if booking online, you'll have to pay 1$ per head. There are certain people who are exempt from needing to buy tickets - veterans, etc. Also, when in permanent exhibit keep in mind that it spans across 3 floors, I did the mistake that I spent most of the time on the first level itself, and didn't get time for other levels, as museum's closing time approached. There's a lot of stuff to read, so it's easy to lose track of time. In the very first level, there is a 14 minute video shown, which I liked. You may want to see that. Hope your heart feels something when you leave this place, and you move, even if only the slightest bit, away from the notions that divide people.

Anthony Scott: An amazing museum to see, and very eye opening. So many facts, and so many things I have never seen or heard before. You can enter for free, but just get there early enough to get tickets to see the whole exhibit. The museum allows military, police, and fireman in anytime to attend the entire museum, even if all the tickets were given out. A definite must see while in DC.

Curtis Tucker: Beautiful museum. Just felt a little rushed because it was very busy. Wish I could of spent more time viewing each and every part of the self guided tour without feeling like I was "hogging it" from people behind me. But I loved it otherwise. It was a heartbreaking and enjoyable educational experience at the same time.

9. The President's Park

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The President's Park
Surroundings
4.6
Location
4.5
Possibility of Parking
4.5
Wifi
4.5
Services nearby
4.5

Address: 1450 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 7:30AM Thu

Telephone: (202) 208-1631

Guy: Park


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Mac: ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!!! Very cool being right up against the White House too and seeing all the Secret Service teams as well. EXTREMELY VERY VERY LONG LINE so when it opens back up get there super super early

Rena Correia: We happened to be walking by when the new Justice of the Supreme Court (Judge Ketanje Brown-Jackson) was being introduced to the nation and got to take a few pictures!! The grounds were all cordoned off today as it's right behind the White House gardens. Another beautiful park to enjoy!

Cece Peterson: Being from California and moving to the east coast this was such a beautiful thing to see .. lots of traffic.. over priced water and food.. make sure u bring your own waters it was very hot out the day we went lots and lots of police.. and we got to see the president drive by us at least we thought it was him they shut down the roads and ju6 a few minutes before that we saw the president helicopter fly in over us so that's why we think we saw him drive by us and plus the vehicle he was or whomever it was had the president flags on the front it was such a lucky opportunity to just be able to walk around and see this amazing place

v3j: Always great sightseeing. Be aware of your surroundings: folks on electric scooters and bikes take needless risks and it'll be you that will be injured! A lot of food trucks too.

Jason Clise: I have never made it to this part of DC so this was an awesomely clear day to be outside. There was a great deal of security which was comforting after seeing some of the unique protesters we ran in to. The White House is so majestic and a bit overwhelming. I just love the architecture in DC. Too bad Trump was out of town. I will certainly visit again.

Matthew Prado: It's decent as you can see many items and rooms with importance to the president, but there's nothing of importance in terms of major events for the United States.

Cheryl Anderson: The Lincoln Memorial took my breath away! It was such an amazing feeling/sight being in the park. I have to go back. I still didn't see everything I wanted to see! Omg, it was awesome!

Flavio Polverini: Great area to visit.

KC Mitch: Very nice setup with the tree on the lawn. Lots of security so you feel safe. They need to cut the trees so u can see more of Donald’s house.

Chaz Stickels: It was cool. The national Christmas tree is worth seeing if you're nearby. There are a bunch of model trains around it as well, which are fun. It's probably better people watching that being impressed by a tree but that's good too.

10. National Museum of the American Indian

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National Museum of the American Indian
Surroundings
4.4
Location
4.5
Possibility of Parking
4.4
Wifi
4.4
Services nearby
4.4

Address: 4th St SW, Washington, DC 20560

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM Thu

Telephone: (202) 633-1000

Guy: History museum


Review: "The discussion of the treaties between the United States and the ..."

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Matt Teaford: If you want to immerse yourself in a section of history that our textbooks often missed, you have to go here! So much history, anthropology, and an incredible art exhibit. You'll learn lots about the diverse tribes of our nation, their origin stories, and the traditions that makes each tribe unique. I particularly liked the nuanced viewpoints on historic treaties from both the European and Native American perspectives. This is a smaller museum compared to many around it, so great if you need to stop by one and have limited time.

Ian Bozung: Fantastic museum. Location is close in proximity to the Capitol, Supreme Court, etc (if you're in that area). Has a big and memorable atrium. Otherwise, the exhibits are fantastic-- they are very detailed and they go into depth about Native American treaties, traditions, history, etc. There are lots of artifacts to view and has lots of thorough information. Absolutely fantastic museum, free as all Smithsonians are, and would highly recommend!

Diane Leiter: I didn't get to go inside because I got there too early on Sunday morning, but I wanted to share some photos and comments about the outside of the building. Beautiful piece of architecture that makes you think of Gaudi and his organic designs that appeared to come from and include nature. The Veterans Memorial was a really pretty surprised. It's worth the trip just walk around that. And I can't wait to see it when the fountains are on and everything is in bloom.

Cat Lady: The museum and its contents were well worth seeing. There are four floors of exhibits, a cafe (see my other review), a gift shop, and various education rooms. The accessibility leaves a bit to be desired. First, although there are some benches throughout the museum, there are not enough! I can’t say this enough, for anyone who has limited mobility, we need benches to be able to enjoy the exhibits. Also, the website does say there are complimentary wheelchairs on the first come first serve basis. I finally broke down and bought a scooter so I did not need that, but this museum is very large and if you struggle with mobility you will need it. That being said, the museum is so large it easily accommodated my scooter. I had no problem getting around and I was able to easily see the exhibits. The gift shop was ok. There was a lot of jewelry in it and a good selection of gifts. I thought it was very pricey and there was not a great selection of books. Finally, be prepared there is no parking at the museum. We lucked out and found street parking right out front. Also, when you enter you will need to go through a metal detector and they will search your bags. I have metal implants in my back so they had to use the wand to check me. They were all very nice. This museum is worth the trip!

Credible Critic: A very large museum, telling stories about the the indigenous people of North America. Its four floors with the open atrium at the center provides a grandeur for the museum, matching the beauty of the building from the outside. The exhibits tell the stories of many lives in the tribes, and what is the meaning of being Indians over many years in America.

Alexander Johnston: Great exhibits about the history and culture of the Indigenous peoples of North America, with a primary focus on their history from the 1600s to present day. Gift shop has plenty of accessories, clothing, literature and cultural items for purchase. Went on a Sunday, afternoon; not too crowded.

Amy Tucker: We thoroughly enjoyed every bit of this museum. Immediately when we walked in we were welcomed by a person at the information counter. He told us all about the exciting special exhibit we were going to get to view and where to look out for special details throughout. Around every corner was another fascinating, breath taking, confounding display. Do not miss this museum if you make it to DC. See our video of the museum on YouTube LINKINBIO

Bill Clugston: Great museum on the history of Native Americans in North and South America. One exhibition discusses the treaties between the European colonists and the Native Americans. In the early days of newly founded United States the treaty agreements worked surprisingly well, but with the rise of "Manifest Destiny" relationships soured. Don't miss the delightful museum shop!

Vivian Pitts: A must see! Fun for children of all ages. Elevators available, so it was handicap accessible. We saw art and heard stories from various tribes. We went as a group and the kids loved it!

TimYeh: A must visit place! It is extremely sad to learn about the Act of Removal, trails of Tears and many other injustices that happened to the Americans!! At the end it teaches us a lot..!! The gift shop is full of art and wisdom..bought a book!! We have to learn so much from them! Disney has to be mindful of the words "savages" I found it very offensive while watching Pocahontas

11. United States Conference of Mayors

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United States Conference of Mayors
Surroundings
5
Location
5
Possibility of Parking
5
Wifi
5
Services nearby
5

Address: 1620 I St NW, Washington, DC 20006

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 9AM Thu

Telephone: (202) 293-7330

Guy: Association or organization


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Robert barto: Ive worked with the U.S Conference of Mayors for over 17 years . they have been instrumental in guiding Both Mayors and Communities throughout the USA in all forms o positive collaboration to make our country the greatest in the nation! Hats off Tom and staff!

12. National Archives Research Center

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National Archives Research Center
Surroundings
4.5
Location
4.4
Possibility of Parking
4.4
Wifi
4.4
Services nearby
4.4

Address: 700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20408

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 8:45AM Thu

Telephone: (866) 272-6272

Guy: Government office


Review: "Worth at least one visit to celebrate US history."

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Stacy A: Worth at least one visit to celebrate US history. See the Declaration of Independence, constitution, and bill of rights. Room is dark and cold to help with preservation. No photos allowed at all. Entry was simple enough once I found it and staff was quiet but helpful.

Shine Thomas: Washington DC is a land of museums. You have a lot of places to visit in DC which has a huge number of historical archives. This was one such place with a lot of artifact's to see. One would need around half a day to cover this place, that too if you do it in a hurry. The place has so many sculptures and paintings, including Ginevra de benci the only paining of Leonardo da Vinci in the United States of America.

Rodrigo Gonzalez: An impressive building which was made to preserve the national documents. In the exhibition, you can see The Constitution, The Declaration of Independence, and the Bill of Rights. Congratulations to the staff and curators for such an impressive place. I recommend it.

Dez Davis: Beautiful building and so many things to look at. However, the security personnel are extremely rude and yell constantly. Also, it is a complete free for all to try and see the documents. Everybody crowds around the documents and stands there forever, not allowing anyone else to see the documents. Need to execute a better option of allowing everyone to see the documents fairly.

courtney edwards: The worst place I’ve visited in DC. The staff was rude and pushy with the exception of the employees working in the cafe. I highly recommend visiting the cafe. I was also locked in the building for 10+ and not permitted to leave due to an issue that was not disclosed to guests. I would go to anywhere in DC again except for the National Archives.

Matthew Miller: In reality, you could make a very quick trip here and only see the most important things here--The Constitution, The Declaration of Independence, and the Bill of Rights. With a bit more time, there are other exhibits to see, especially if you are interested in the archiving process and what gets stored in the National Archives. For families with younger children the Boeing Learning Center is a nice place with activities and hands-on materials. The staff there are keen to explain things and are clearly devoted to their vocations.

John Neff: Security staff are a joke, while going through the security screening process two security staff screamed and yelled at my child. They soured what was an anticipated visit to see our nations founding documents into a terrible experience. The security staff needs to take a class on sensitivity training. What an embarrassment to our national treasures.

Wei Hsu: Amazing building and gorgeous architecture.

Nikoloz Gachechiladze: Considering that the place is free, it provides an amazing experience. You can see the originals of American Bill of Rights, Declaration of Independence and Constitution all within 15 minutes, if you have planned your route. There are other interesting exhibits, but these three are highlights and definitely worth a visit.

Abigail Carroll: What an amazing place. Though the entrance is a little confusing. It was surreal to actually see The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, and The Bill of Rights with my own eyes. I wish we'd had more time to explore. Loved the gift shop

13. U.S. Department of Transportation

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U.S. Department of Transportation
Surroundings
3.8
Location
3.9
Possibility of Parking
3.8
Wifi
3.8
Services nearby
3.8

Address: 1200 New Jersey Ave SE, Washington, DC 20590

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 8AM Thu

Telephone: (202) 366-4000

Guy: Department of Transportation


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Carol Macinnes: Very excited about the Tampa Heights project recently approved by USDOT. It is much needed for replacing water pipes, connecting communities divided by I275 through improved transit opportunities, inceasing the safety of intersections, creating bike lanes and Smart Streets. A wonderful investment that will help this area thrive again. Thank you all at USDOT and to the leadership of Secretary Buttigieg and his teams.

badu jabar: Roads policing laws outdated , today's laws can't dissuade anyone. Driving across America is chaotic, wreckless, agressive, dangerous, deadly & nothing is done. We're desensitized to deaths on the road. It's become a spectacle rather than a tragedy. Police cruisers make little difference. We can catch toll cheaters but we can't catch driving offenders. Technology could help, why not use it ? Better roads when unpoliced lead to more risk taking , more deaths.& poor quality of living. We fight for space rather than share it . People will do what they can get away with. DO SOMETHING

Darin James: Great to see USDOT, under the leadership of Secretary Buttigieg, effectively implementing the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

Laura Montes: Under Secretary Pete Buttigieg Transportation Department is now well known and has increased its profile.

Buffi Buckley: Secretary Pete Buttigieg and the entire department are getting things done for us. Infrastructure finally means something again.

Bobbie Jansen: I’m so glad there’s finally someone who understands that transportation is about people!

Emily Loats: I love Pete Buttigieg!! Best secretary of Transportation ever!!

Sydney Steinberg: Secretary Pete Buttigieg doing a great job.

Jenn Harder: Secretary Buttigieg is doing a fantastic job!

Akber Alwani: I sent complaint for the transport company and never receive the reply, the phone number they have never work, after 1 hr of being waited the line get disconnect automatically, so we have only this company who can help me for my dispute with moving company and likely they are currently helpless and hopeless.