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Insomnia Escape Room DC 2300 Wisconsin Ave NW, 200B, Washington, DC MoreLess Info
Become a group of agents hired to complete the mission at the secret Speakeasy bar, solve the puzzle and escape in 60 minutes
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial is dedicated to the famous Civil Rights activist that delivered the 'I Have a Dream' speech in Washington, D.C. The location features a statue of King and an inscription wall.
The Smithsonian Institution Building is the home of the Smithsonian Information Center and the organization's administrative headquarters. The location's permanent exhibits include the Smithson Crypt and The Smithsonian Institution: America's Treasure Chest.
At the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, guests are able to learn about the history of flight through a variety of exhibits. The location's collections celebrate flight in popular culture and the site also hosts events and temporary exhibitions.
At the John f. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, guests have the opportunity to watch ballet, classical museum, dance, and opera performances. The location also offers guided tours of its facilities.
As the site where Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, Ford's Theatre offers group tours where visitors can learn about the history behind the event. The theater also hosts Civil War musicals and other historical interpretations.
The National Mall, the American national park, contains the National Museum of American History, the National Air and Space Museum, and several other national museums. The greater National Mall area contains landmarks like the United States Botanic Garden and the Capitol Reflecting Pool.
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Directly south of the White House, At 15th St. and Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20013 MoreLess Info
One of the most historic and instantly recognizable monuments in the world, the Washington Monument is a 555 foot obelisk. Visitors can take an elevator to the pinnacle for panoramic views of the city.
A Tuesday morning tradition during the summer months, the U.S. Marines Sunset Parade features the music of The United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps. Attendees who wish to witness the performance may sit on lawn chairs and blankets in the nearby lawns.
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10th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC 20560 MoreLess Info
A world-renowned, one of a kind natural history museum, the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History features a wide variety of exhibits and displays ranging from prehistory to the present. It offers a wide variety of special events.