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Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 22202

More than four million people visit the cemetery annually, many coming to pay final respects at graveside services, of which nearly 100 are conducted each week, Monday through Friday. A first stop on a trip to the cemetery should include the Visitors Center, located by the cemetery entrance, where maps, guidebooks, exhibits, information services (to include grave locations), a bookstore and restrooms can be found.

Bureau of Engraving

Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 22202

The mission of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) is to develop and produce United States currency notes, trusted worldwide. As its primary function, the BEP prints billions of dollars - referred to as Federal Reserve Notes - each year for delivery to the Federal Reserve System. The Federal Reserve operates as the nation's central bank and serves to ensure that adequate amounts of currency and coin are in circulation.

Holocaust Museum

100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, Washington, DC 20024

The Museum’s Permanent Exhibition The Holocaust spans three floors of the Museum building. It presents a narrative history using more than 900 artifacts, 70 video monitors, and four theaters that include historic film footage and eyewitness testimonies.The exhibition is divided into three parts: “Nazi Assault,” “Final Solution,” and “Last Chapter.”The narrative begins with images of death and destruction as witnessed by American soldiers during the liberation of Nazi concentration camps in 1945.

Iwo Jima Memorial

Marshall Drive, Arlington, VA 22201

The Iwo Jima Memorial, also known as the U. S. Marine Corps War Memorial, honors the Marines who have died defending the United States since 1775. The Iwo Jima Memorial is located near Arlington National Cemetery, in Arlington, Virginia, just across the Potomac River from Washington, DC.

Kennedy Center

2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20566

Since opening in 1971, the Kennedy Center has continued its efforts to fulfill his vision—presenting the greatest performers and performances from across America and around the world, nurturing new works and young artists, and serving the nation as a leader in arts education.

Verizon Center

Washington, DC

The Verizon Center is home to the Washington Wizards, Capitals, and the Georgetown University Basketball Team.

Masonic Temples

Alexandria, VA

The Masonic Temple is located in Alexandri

Newseum

2700 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC 20001

The Newseum — a 250,000-square-foot museum of news — offers visitors an experience that blends five centuries of news history with up-to-the-second technology and hands-on exhibits.

Pentagon-Pentagon City

Arlington, VA 22202

The Pentagon is the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense, located in Arlington County, Virginia. As a symbol of the U.S. military, "the Pentagon" is often used metonymically to refer to the Department of Defense rather than the building itself.

RFK Stadium

2400 E Capitol Street, Washington, DC 20003

Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, better known as RFK Stadium or RFK, is a multi-purpose stadium, in Washington, D.C., United States, and the current home of Major League Soccer's D.C. United. The stadium was opened in October 1961 as the District of Columbia stadium (D.C. Stadium for short).

Smithsonian Museums

2400 E Capitol Street, Washington, DC 20003

Among the vast collections are irreplaceable national icons, examples of everyday life and scientific material vital to the study of the world's scientific and cultural heritageThe objects in Smithsonian collections range from insects and meteorites to locomotives and spacecraft.The scope is staggering and only a small portion of the Smithsonian's collections (less than 2 percent) is on display in the museums at any given time.Many collections are acquired and solely used for research purposes.

Vietnam Memorial

2400 E Capitol Street, Washington, DC 20003

Deliberately setting aside the controversies of the war, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial honors the men and women who served when their Nation called upon them. The designer, Maya Lin, felt that “the politics had eclipsed the veterans, their service and their lives.” She kept the design elegantly simple to “allow everyone to respond and remember.”

Washington Monument

2400 E Capitol Street, Washington, DC 20003

The Washington Monument is the most prominent structure in Washington, D.C. and one of the city's early attractions. It was built in honor of George Washington, who led the country to independence and then became its first President. The Monument is shaped like an Egyptian obelisk, stands 555’ 5 1/8” tall, and offers views in excess of thirty miles. It was finished on December 6, 1884.

World War II Memorial

2400 E Capitol Street, Washington, DC 20003

The World War II Memorial commemorates the sacrifice and celebrates the victory of "the greatest generation." Friedrich St.Florian’s winning design balances classical and modernist styles of architecture, harmonizes with its natural and cultural surroundings, and connects the legacy of the American Revolution and the American Civil War with a great crusade to rid the world of fascism.