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    • 9.4
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      2 Lincoln Memorial Circle NW (btwn Constitution & Independence Ave SW), Washington
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      • Kathleen

        Kathleen • June 16, 2013Go around to the back side of the monument - it's usually empty ! Perfect place to sit on the grass and relax.

    • 9.2
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      2 15th St NW (btwn Constitution Ave NW & Independence Ave SW), Washington
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      • Alina H.

        Alina H. • July 6, 2015Nice, you can go up to the top but you have to go really early, try the shared bikes service!!

    • 9.3
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      1750 Independence Ave SW (at 17th St SW), Washington
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      • Erik C.

        Erik C. • July 30, 2012Such a beautiful dedication. the plaques of all the states surrounding the pond which was so serene and then waterfall with the stars that represent our fallen Heros so picturesque and also humbling

    • 9.1
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      1850 W Basin Drive SW (at Independence Ave SW), Washington
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      • Black Family Reunions

        Black Family Reunions • March 27, 2016This is an incredible monument to visit as a family. It helps to make the legacy of MLK more real for the younger children in your family.

    • 9.1
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      16 E Basin Dr SW (at Ohio Dr SW), Washington
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      • Jana

        Jana • September 7, 2021Take a walk around the tidal basin to this beautiful place. There is parking along the Potomac.

    • 9.0
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      5 Henry Bacon Dr NW (at Constitution Ave NW), Washington
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      • jeyo

        jeyo • December 14, 2015This is a quiet space of reflection. You can feel the weight of history here, and even still see its impact with flowers laid about the monument.

    • 9.0
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      400 W Basin Drive SW (at Ohio Dr SW), Washington
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      • Dustin P.

        Dustin P. • October 21, 2009The best memorial in DC, different quotes and sculptures are all around. Even on the steps! You could spend hours looking around this one monument.

    • 8.9
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      10 Daniel French Dr SW (at Independence Ave SW), Washington
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      • Nico P.

        Nico P. • February 12, 2019This is a great memorial. It's definitely worth a visit (especially if you enjoy history) though it is pretty solemn.

    • 8.8
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      1964 Independence Ave SW (in West Potomac Park), Washington
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      • Kye S.

        Kye S. • January 30, 2010Incredibly impressive. What makes it even more special, the vets who are there, love to talk about their experience. To hear history first hand like that is incredible.

    • 8.7
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      Analostan Island, Washington
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      • Rich P.

        Rich P. • April 26, 2015Hidden gem. Great spot for a few running laps or even just a walk. Great statue of Teddy!

    • 8.6
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      1st St NW, Washington
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      • CJ W.

        CJ W. • December 27, 2011Some of the best, most overlooked statues in DC. Check the detail on the horse-drawn artillery statues on the south end.

    • 8.3
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      516 10th St. NW (btw E & F St. NW), Washington
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      • Aaron S.

        Aaron S. • May 13, 2015This was fantastic! Not much to see in the house. Originals are in Chicago. Nice feature on Abe's hat, flag, his coat.

    • 8.2
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      7th & H St NW, Washington
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      • Boxfire Press

        Boxfire Press • June 15, 2011Chinatown's Friendship Archway was a gift from DC's sister city, Beijing, and it's one of the largest single-span Chinese gates in the world. Don't forget to snap a pic.

    • 8.2
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      Washington
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      • Claire E.

        Claire E. • July 19, 2015Built in 1993 to honor the women's contributions to the Vietnam war it is the only war memorial dedicated specifically to women

    • 8.1
      Landmark
      50 Constitution Ave NE, Washington
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    • 8.7
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      1 DuPont Cir NW (at Connecticut Ave NW), Washington
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      • Dwayne K.

        Dwayne K. • April 15, 2013Often a hot spot for getting lost; grab a map, sit back, and enjoy!

    • 8.7
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      901 G St NW, Washington
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      • Esty S.

        Esty S. • August 20, 2010Amazing library! With a little book shop. Really nice layout. If I lived in DC I would spend a lot of time here.

    • 8.7
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      1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW (btwn 15th St NW & 17th St NW), Washington
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      • The Ritz-Carlton

        The Ritz-Carlton • September 5, 2013Don’t miss the White House beehive and the First Lady’s vegetable garden from the gate on the South Lawn. The bees pollinate White House plants and make honey for the first family and their guests.

    • 8.6
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      3600 Prospect St NW, Washington
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      • Markus T.

        Markus T. • January 18, 2016A cool little landmark in Georgetown. Right next to the university, and close to the bridge.

    • 8.0
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      17th St. NW & State Pl. NW (in President's Park, just south of th EEOB), Washington
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      • C-SPAN

        C-SPAN • August 30, 2011Designed by Cass Gilbert and sculpted by Daniel Chester French this 78 ft. memorial for the Army’s First Division took 5 years to build. More info C-SPAN American History TV video.

    • 7.9
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      27-49 Louisiana Ave NW (btw D St & New Jersey Ave NW), Washington
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      • Skye M.

        Skye M. • March 27, 2011Best in early spring when the trees are in bloom.

    • 7.9
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      Ellipse Rd NW (at E St NW), Washington
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      • Andrew G.

        Andrew G. • December 1, 2013Perfect spot for a picture of the White House

    • 7.9
      Landmark
      Columbia Island, Washington
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      • DC Preservation League

        DC Preservation League • August 5, 2011National memorial to the 36th president. Authorized by ongress in 1973 and built in 1974-77. Architectural work of Mead Palmer and Mills & Petticord. Sculptural work of Harold Vogel.

    • 7.8
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      Constitution Ave NW (at Constitution Gardens Pond), Washington
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      • Ian B.

        Ian B. • June 21, 2015A lesser known spot on the Mall, but one of my favorites. Check out the engraved stones and see the oddly unimpressive occupations that a lot of the signers had.

    • 7.7
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      400 Block of E St NW (E Street NW between 4th & 5th St NW), Washington
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      • Timothy C.

        Timothy C. • May 15, 2013Two name locator books are by state while two are by last name alphabetically. This will help you locate the officer you are looking for a lot quicker.

    • 7.7
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      Alexander Hamilton Pl NW (at E Executive Ave NW), Washington
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      • Josh E.

        Josh E. • September 30, 2014The view is much closer from the back (aka the northern side) but access is typically restricted back there during the day. They open it up at night sometimes so take advantage when they do.

    • 8.1
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      8th St. SE (at I St. SE), Washington
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      • DC Preservation League

        DC Preservation League • August 9, 2011Two major components (old Marine Barracks and Band Hall) of a unified composition of military buildings built in 1902-06, using the designs of architects Hornblower & Marshall and George Hadfield.

    • 8.0
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      Logan Circle NW (Rhode Island Ave & 13th St. NW), Washington
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      • John M.

        John M. • January 16, 2019Drop by during the daylight hours to see it best

    • 7.6
      Landmark
      400 Independence Ave SW (at 4th St SW), Washington
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      • Dani C.

        Dani C. • September 20, 2020Beautiful memorial! Your supposed to start by the statue of him as a boy and work your way to the other end. Frankly either way is fine. Just see it all.

    • 7.6
      Landmark
      East Basin Dr SW (in West Potomac Park), Washington
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      • - B.

        - B. • April 3, 2011Pretty & rarely-visited site. Great when forsythia & magnolias are in bloom.

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