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Attractions Near Washington D.C. Convention Center

National Gallery of Art:

Although there are dozens of art museums and galleries in the area surrounding the Washington D.C. Convention Center, the National Gallery of Art is perhaps the best known of them all. There are two large wings that contain thousands of paintings from classic European masters as well as the most famous Asian, African and modern day artists. Start at the popular West Wing where the most well known works are found and then travel through the East Wing full of modern art. Outside of the National Gallery is the sculpture garden where visitors can relax and even cool down in the refreshing fountain and small pool.

Washington Monument:

As one of the most iconic American structures, the Washington Monument is a must visit attraction in the capital city. The structure was built in the late nineteenth century and is a truly impressive stone obelisk. View it from the surrounding plaza in the National Mall or get tickets to enjoy the views from the top of the monument.

Ford's Theatre:

This attraction just a few steps from the Washington D.C. Convention Center is both historically and culturally significant. It is the exact location where Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth, making it one of the most important historical destinations in the city for history enthusiasts. Today the theater is still completely operational and boasts an impressive schedule of weekly performances on the stage. Visit during the day in order to tour the theater as well as the connected museum dedicated both the history of Ford's Theatre itself and to the life and accomplishments of Abraham Lincoln.

White House:

Many visitors to Washington D.C. make a trip to the White House their priority when visiting the capital city. For more than two hundred years it has served as the home of the United States Presidents. Viewing the White House from the outside is definitely worth the quick visit although more extensive tours can be arranged. In order to experience these guided tours visitors need to apply a few months in advance through their local congressional representatives.

Lincoln Memorial:

This impressive structure serves to honor and memorialize the life and works of Abraham Lincoln. The memorial is located in the National Mall and faces others historical landmarks like the Reflecting Pool and the Capitol Building. While it is impressive at any time of day it takes on an incredible presence when lit up at night.

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