Things to Do in DC
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The Smithsonian Museum: The
Smithsonian is actually a collection of different museums. Among the more
popular of the museums are the National Museum of American History, the
National Gallery of Art (East and West Wings), and the National Air and Space
Museum. The I-MAX movies at the Air and Space Museum are a must-see. There is
also a wonderful 3-D movie theatre at the National Museum of Natural History.
For both of these attractions, purchase your tickets when you arrive so that
you will know about the schedule of shows and can plan your visit. The newest
Smithsonian museum is the National Museum of the American Indian. Although not
part of the Smithsonian, the Newseum is among the newest Washington museums, and the International Spy Museum is also a popular choice.
Memorials: With good weather,
visits to the World War II Memorial, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, Franklin
D. Roosevelt Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and Arlington Cemetery are
recommended. Also weather-depending, visitors to DC in mid March may be able to get a sneak peek of the famous cherry blossoms along the Tidal Basin.
U.S. Holocaust Memorial: If you
are interested in visiting the U.S. Holocaust Memorial, timed entry passes are
necessary to visit the permanent exhibition and are available in advance from
tickets.com at (800) 400-9373 for a convenience fee of $1.75. Each
day, the Museum distributes on a first–come first–served basis a large but
limited number of timed entry passes for use that same day. Demand for these
same day passes often exceeds the supply so if this is on your list of things
to see, an advance ticket is strongly recommended. The Museum is located at 100
Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW, between 14th and 15th streets.
White House Tours: Tour requests
must be made through your Member of Congress.