Washington, D.C. has more to offer than just politics-as-usual. It's been a national cultural center for as long as it's been the capital. Take a look at the many museums and attractions of Washington, D.C.
You could spend a whole trip seeing the architecture and landmarks in Washington, D.C. See a more distant view of the Washington Monument in the next photo.
Lively and bustling with activity, the National Mall in Washington, D.C., is flanked by museums and has the Washington Monument at its center.
On one end of the National Mall lies the U.S. Capitol building. See another view of the Capitol next.
The U.S. Capitol features guided tours, special events, and an art and history museum. The next photo shows the Capitol at night.
With its historical monuments and year-round calendar of events, Washington, D.C. attracts 20 million people annually.
The White House lies near the midpoint of the National Mall. Construction first began on the building in 1792, though it has been damaged and rebuilt since.
Towards the west side of the National Mall is the Lincoln Memorial, designed by architect Henry Bacon. See the Supreme Court building next.
The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest court in the country. The next photo shows the Federal Reserve.
The U.S. Federal Reserve building in Washington, D.C. holds the main offices of the Federal Reserve System. The next photo shows the IRS building.
The Internal Revenue Service building lies on Constitution Avenue in Washington, D.C. The next photos show famous museums and other D.C. destinations.
Washington, D.C. is the place to go for arts and culture. Great examples include the National Gallery of Art, shown here, and the the Kennedy Center, which you can see in the next photo.
The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts National Memorial is the largest cultural facility of its kind.
The National Museum of the American Indian brings native American history and culture to life. Next up is the Holocaust Museum.
The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum displays artifacts, art and evidence of the Holocaust. See a more cheerful scene in the next photo.
The Fourth of July Festivities in Washington, D.C. include an elaborate parade, festivals and many kid-friendly events.
The United States Botanic Garden lies on the west side of the U.S. Capitol. It's almost as old as the city itself.
Arlington National Cemetery is one of two national cemeteries administered by the United States Army. More than four million people visit each year.
Pandas, tigers, eagles, and much more await at The National Zoo in Washington, D.C. See a seasonal attraction in the next photo.