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Facts To Know Before You Visit Washington DC, USA

Washington, DC, the U.S. capital, is a compact city on the Potomac River, bordering the states of Maryland and Virginia. It’s defined by imposing neoclassical monuments and buildings – including the iconic ones that house the federal government’s 3 branches: the Capitol, White House and Supreme Court.

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Aerial View of US Capitol Building

US Capitol Building

Situated on Capitol hill, Capitol building is made of brick clad in marble this building. The building is the home of the United States Congress and the seat of the legislative branch  of the U. S federal government. Many events like Presidential inaugurations, Independence day, National Memorial Day Concert are carried out here.

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Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and Capitol Building
Across from the Washington Monument in Washington DC is the Lincoln Memorial, made in honor of Abraham Lincoln. You can see a huge statue of Abraham Lincoln in marble which symbolizes unity, strength, and wisdom.

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Washington Monument in Downtown Baltimore

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Washington Monument is the first ever major monument to honor George Washington. The 178 foot, 8 inch monument is a home to history of Mount Vernon and Washington Places neighborhood and of the life and accomplishments of General and President George Washington.

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White House
President of the United States has the White House as it's official residence and work place. The architecture of the building is inspired by the Roman or Italian architecture.

Smithsonian Institution Offices

Located in Capital gallery Smithsonian is a group of museums and research centers.

National Air and Space Museum

The museum has 23 galleries and is home to hundreds of aircraft, spacecraft, missiles, rockets, and other flight-related artifacts, as well as a planetarium and an IMAX theater.

National Gallery Of Art

Located on the National Mall, National Gallery Of Art is a house to paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture, medals, and decorative arts traces the development of Western Art and it also includes the only painting by Leonardo da Vinci.

National Zoological Park

In 163 acres is the oldest zoo of United States, the Smithsonian's National Zoo. The zoo has almost 1800 animals and 300 species. The National Zoo is pretty much famous for Giant pandas.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial located in downtown Washington. The memorial is to honor Martin Luther for the struggle for freedom, equality, and justice.