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Washington DC is known for its museums but the capitol of the USA is also a great destination for sports tourism.

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Washington Redskins

Football is something that a lot of people are simply crazy about, especially when the end of the season sets in. In Washington DC and the surrounding area they are extra crazy about the Washington Redskins, originally known as the Boston Braves. The Redskins are so loved that they are the most valuable sports team […]

National Air and Space Museum (NASM)

An estimated nine million people visit the National Air and Space Museum (NASM) on the National Mall in our nation’s capital. The Museum houses the largest collection of air and spacecraft in the world, and serves as a research and education Center for Earth and Planetary Studies in the fields of aviation, planetary science, geophysics, […]

National Museum of Natural History

The National Museum of Natural History, located on 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, was designed by architects Hornblower and Marshall. Opening in 1910, it was the first to be built on the north side of the National Mall in DC. The main building contains over 1.5 million square feet of exhibition space, where there […]

Library of Congress

Located at 101 Independence Avenue S.E., the Library of Congress serves as the nation’s largest repository of reference and research material for members of Congress and their staff, as well as for an estimated two million visitors each year. The idea for a Congressional library of law, politics, history, and geography began with James Madison […]

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Located at 8th and F Streets NW in the heart of downtown Washington D.C., the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) shares the Reynolds Center with the National Portrait Gallery. John Varden’s European art collection, and gifts from individuals and art organizations provided the basis of the first federal art collection in 1829. As the collection […]

Renwick Gallery

The Renwick Gallery, at 1661 Pennsylvania Avenue and 17th Street across the street from the White House, operates as an extension of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, although they are not located near each other. The building, the original home of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, was completed in 1861 at the direction of William […]

National Zoo: Entertainment and Education

The National Zoo, located at 3001 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., in Washington, DC encompasses over 160 acres in Rock Creek National Park. The National Zoo was designated a Department of Living Animals on the National Mall until 1889 when an Act of Congress appropriated funds to purchase the land that is its present location. The Zoo […]

National Gallery of Art

The National Gallery of Art on the National Mall between 3rd and 7th Streets on Constitution Avenue, N.W., was established in 1937. The chosen location of the Gallery happens to be the site of the old Sixth Street Railway Station where President Garfield was shot. Andrew Mellon contributed funds and the majority of the art […]

National Postal Museum

The National Postal Museum is located at 2 Massachusetts Avenue, N.E., on the lower level of the old Post Office building, which served the District from 1914 to 1986. Established through a joint agreement in 1990 between the Smithsonian Institute and the U.S. Postal Service, the Museum officially opened on July 30, 1993. The National […]

National Portrait Gallery

Andrew Jackson laid the cornerstone for the National Portrait Gallery in 1836 to begin construction of the 3rd public building in Washington DC. Completed in 1868, the building first housed the U.S. Patent Office, and later served as a barracks and hospital during the Civil War, a ballroom for Lincoln’s inaugural, and was, at one […]

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