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Trourist Attractions of DC

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts  or the John F. Kennedy Memorial Center for the Performing Arts, and commonly referred to as the Kennedy Center) is a performing arts center being situated on the Potomac River, nearby to the Watergate complex in Washington, D.C. The Center, which opened September 8, 1971. You will find the centre  producing and presenting dance, ballet, orchestral, chamber, jazz, popular, and folk music, along with the multi-media performances for all ages.

It is interesting to note that it is the busiest performing arts facility in the US along with   hosting nearly 2,000 performances for audiences totaling nearly two million; Center-related touring productions, television, and radio broadcasts welcome 20 million more.

Capitol Building

The US Capitol Building, you will find,  is one of the most important, laces here in the Washington DC home to the federal legislative bodies, the House & Senate, and one of the oldest structures in the capitol.

 You will find the Capital Building is an adept   work of art, in the neoclassical style, and adorned with numerous statues and murals. It is aslo interesting to note here through the oculus in the center of the rotunda ceiling,  The Apostheosis of George Washington, a painting by Constantino Brumidi, suspended 180 feet above the floor.

You can see around the walls, directly below the 36 windows encircling the rotunda, a series of 19 paintings of American history, made to appear from carved stone. 

Its relevance as both a historical building, and a beautiful building, the US Capitol will capture your attention for that matter.

Tours of the Capitol are free, and available Monday through Saturday from 8:50 am – 3:20 pm, except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, and Inauguration Day.

The point is that you should book your ticket well in advance, by making a reservation here.

If you spend the day at the Capitol, you can enjoy a variety of food at the visitor center, and buy a little something at the gift shop.

Getting to the Capitol is easy, whether by car, bus, or walking.

Top Places to See in Washington, D.C.

White House
 You will find the White House being the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the United States, located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C. It has been the residence of every U.S. president since John Adams in 1800.

 Tours are from 7:30 am – 11:30 am Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and 7:30 am – 1:30 pm Friday & Saturday.

 The Smithsonian National Air And Space Museum

If you are interested in  aeronautics and space exploration, then you cannot miss  the Smithsonian National Air And Space Museum.

You will find the museum’s primary building, in DC’s National Mall, displaying nearly 60 aircraft, 50 larger items from humanity’s travel and exploration in space, and over 2000 smaller items.  You can aslo see here the museum inhousing well known artifacts like the 1903 Wright Flyer, Charles Lindbergh’s Spirit Of Saint Lewis, and even SpaceShipOne!

You can aslo visit the Museum’s additional location- The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, being  situated next to the Washington Dulles International Airport, 30 miles from the main Air And Space Museum. You will find the Udvar-Hazy Center as having nearly 170 aircraft, and 150 space artifacts on display, comosing of the  Space Shuttle Discovery.  You can explore here the observation tower, and just get the fine view of the air traffic at the Dulles Airport.

Both Air & Space museums have free admission, and are open 10:00 am – 5:30 pm every day of the year, save for the 25th of December.

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