Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial – Washington DC

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Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial – Washington DC

Located on the National Mall is the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial.  It was authorized by congress in 1996 for construction but the funds needed to be raised first.  The “Build the Dream” was tasked with raising $120 million which was required for the project.  The necessary funds were raised and the memorial opened to the public in August of 2011.

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DC Movie & TV Sites Tours – Washington, DC

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You know you’re a Washingtonian when your ultimate celeb sightings involve cast members from The West Wing, or if you quote Independence Day like frat boys quote Animal House (“We will not go quietly into the night!”).

While touring Washington DC with On Location Tours, you will take a unique and fun guided tour of our nation’s capital through the lens of your favorite movie and television shows, all while receiving behind-the-scenes information from our tour guides who are all local actors and actresses! The Washington DC TV and Movie Sites tour includes locations from TV shows and movies such as: Thank You For Smoking, Fahrenheit 9/11, The X Files, Minority Report, Wedding Crashers, Air Force One, 24, The American President, Bones, The West Wing, All the Presidents Men, Clear and Present Danger, In the Line of Fire, Election, Dave, JFK, A Few Good Men, The Exorcist and many more! If you’re looking for new and exciting things to do in D.C. or activities that are fun for the whole family, you can’t beat spending a Saturday afternoon with us!

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Rock Creek Park – Washington DC

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Are you tired of seeing the stunning buildings in our nation’s capital?  How about taking a break and going for a little nature along with a little culture?  You can do this at Rock Creek Park.  The nature center and the planetarium are located at 5200 Glover Rd. NW.  Right there in the heart of DC, available for you to take a break and just enjoy nature for a little while.

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National Museum of the American Indian – Washington, DC

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Part of the Smithsonian Institution the National Museum of the American Indian is the sixteen museum of the group.  It is dedicated to the literature, history, life, languages and arts of the Native Americans.  The Museum was established in 1989 by an act of Congress.  The purpose of the Museum is to protect and foster the Native American culture by reaffirming traditions and beliefs, encouraging contemporary artistic works and giving a voice to the Indians.

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National Museum of the American Indian – Washington, DC

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american-indian-museum-washington-dc.jpgNational Museum of the American Indian – Washington, DC

Part of the Smithsonian Institution the National Museum of the American Indian is the sixteen museum of the group.  It is dedicated to the literature, history, life, languages and arts of the Native Americans.  The Museum was established in 1989 by an act of Congress.  The purpose of the Museum is to protect and foster the Native American culture by reaffirming traditions and beliefs, encouraging contemporary artistic works and giving a voice to the Indians.

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John F. Kennedy Center – Washington, D.C.

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If you are looking for something free to do in the evening in D.C. then you should consider going to the Kennedy Center for their free 6 pm shows. The center opened its doors on September 8, 1971 on 17 acres overlooking the Potomac River and is a living memorial to President Kennedy. It presents more than 2,000 performances each year. The free performances are presented every day of the year on the Millennium Stage featuring international, national and local artists. There is a full day of free performances during the annual Open House Arts Festival which is held on the birthday of the Center in September. 

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National Theatre – Washington D.C.

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Enter the world of the theatre with the National Theatre which opened its doors in 1835.  Every President of the United States has attended performances at the theatre which has given the theatre the title: "Theatre of Presidents."

Growing with the capital from the muddy main street of a fledging capital to the ceremonial avenue of a great world power the theatre has been there, growing right with the District.

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White House Tours – Washington D.C.

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If you want to see the White House while you are on your Washington D.C. vacation you will need to make contact with your member of Congress (Senator or Representative).  That’s the only way to get a tour.  The tour will be comprised of 10 or more people, regardless of age or type of group.  The requests will be accepted up to six months in advance with the tours scheduled approximately one month before the requested date.  These tours are FREE.

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The United States National Arboretum – Washington, D.C.

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The United States National Arboretum - Washington, D.C..jpgThe United States National Arboretum – Washington, D.C.

The Arboretum was established in 1927 by an Act of Congress.  It was established to serve the public need for scientific research, education, and gardens that conserve and showcase plants to enhance the environment.  With 446 acres of land and 9.5 miles of roadways you are able to see this stunning example of nature in a most enjoyable manner.

At the National Arboretum there is continual research on the technologies to assist the floral and nursery industries in providing quality flowers and plants for sale.  There is testing and genetic improvement on the plants to improve their quality.  The Arboretum also works to develop new methods of pest and disease control.

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial – Washington, DC

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On the Western edge of the Tidal Basin close to the National Mall along the famous Cherry Tree Walk is the memorial honoring FDR and the era he represents.  The memorial follows 12 years of the history of America through a sequence of four outdoor rooms with each being devoted to one of FDR;s terms of office.

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