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The Top Must-See Attractions in Washington, D.C.  

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What are the top things to do and see during a visit to Washington, DC? This list ranks the best attractions in Washington DC, the capital of the United States. From the White House to the Newseum, there are many great things to see and experience in America's capital city named after its first president, George Washington. During the workweek, the population of Washington, DC can exceed one million with commuters from nearby Virginia and Maryland. As the capital of the United States, DC is under exclusive jurisdiction which does not make it part of any U.S. state. The city attracts many visitors and tourists visiting national monuments and museums, many of which are located in and around the National Mall, a national park in Washington DC. The Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial and several Smithsonian museums are just a few of the many attractions located in the National Mall. The national park is also the site of many famous protests and rallies, including Martin Luther King Jr's "I Have a Dream" speech, and presidential inaugurations.

As the cultural beacon for America, there's no doubt that visitors will feel the capital's grand presence in its overtly ceremonial design. Tourists visiting Washington DC will most certainly visit the nation's capitol building at one of the world's most famous addresses, the White House at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. 

What are the top things to do in Washington DC? This list ranks the top points of attractions in America's capital city. 
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Lincoln Memorial is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Washington, D.C.
West Potomac Park, Washington, D.C.
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Vietnam Veterans Memoria... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Washington, D.C.
National Mall and Memorial Parks, Washington, D.C.
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National Museum of Ameri... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Washington, D.C.
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Smithsonian is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C., USA
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National Mall is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Washington, D.C.
Independence Avenue
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National Air and Space M... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Washington, D.C.
Southwest, Washington, D.C.
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United States Capitol is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C., USA
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Thomas Jefferson Memoria... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C., USA
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Washington Monument is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Washington, D.C.
National Mall and Memorial Parks, Washington, D.C.
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National World War II Me... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Washington, D.C.
National Mall and Memorial Parks, Washington, D.C.
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National Museum of Natur... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C., USA
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United States Holocaust ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Washington, D.C.
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Martin Luther King, Jr. ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C., USA
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White House is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C., USA
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Korean War Veterans Memo... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Washington, D.C.
National Mall and Memorial Parks, Washington, D.C.
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National Gallery of Art ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Washington, D.C.
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Ford's Theatre is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Washington, D.C.
Richmond, Virginia, USA
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Smithsonian American Art... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Washington, D.C.
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International Spy Museum... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C., USA
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Newseum is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C., USA
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Washington National Cath... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C., USA
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Smithsonian National Zoo... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Washington, D.C.
Rock Creek Park, Washington, D.C.
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United States National A... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C., USA
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National Museum of the A... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Washington, D.C.
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Basilica of the National... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Washington, D.C.