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Bike or walk from Lincoln, vietnam memorial, white house, washington monument, many museums, capitol, back the other side on independence Avenue to Holocaust Museum and Jefferson.
Reasonable walk from 115 Duddington; also must check out the other Smithsonian Museums all around the National Mall
One of the best museums in the city for learning about American culture and history.
“Dinosaurs, Oceans, Geology, Asteroids, and a Butterfly room! I highly recommend going through the "mine" room and finding the room where the gem stones fluoresce with a black light. Also don't miss the butterfly exhibit. It is worth the wait and the cost of a ticket. The butterflies will land on you and make you happy!”
“The Air & Space Museum is another favorite museum! I would recommend viewing one of the short films in the IMAX Planetarium. All of them are fantastic!”
“You need to be in the right frame of mind to visit this sobering museum that focuses on the atrocities of the Holocaust during World War II. Upon entering the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, you'll be given an identification card with the name and personal information of an actual person who experienced the Holocaust; as you move through the exhibits – Hitler's rise to power, anti-Semitic propaganda, the horrors of the Final Solution – you'll be given updates on your person's well-being. Past travelers felt moved by this powerful museum but cautioned that its graphic collection is not ideal for younger children.”
“This memorial is often overlooked, but it offers a beautiful view across the basin. My tip: pack a picnic and rent some bikes and enjoy the views!”
“The National Gallery of Art, and its attached Sculpture Garden, is a national art museum in Washington, D.C., located on the National Mall, between 3rd and 9th Streets, at Constitution Avenue NW. Wikipedia”