Find Your Adventure: Washington DC

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Photo Credit: NPS

Conducting exterior assessment of the Washington Monument.

By Alan Rider
October 29, 2016
Filed under Find Your Adventure, National Parks

 

For the past 10 months, we’ve brought you our ‘Find Your Adventure’ series celebrating the 100th birthday of the National Park Service. But what we didn’t realize until now was that we’ve been exclusively focusing on ”wild” national parks and the adventures to be had therein, while ignoring the Park Service’s more civilized side.

Well, allow us to rectify that oversight with a quick rundown of just a few of the nearly three dozen sites the National Park Service oversees in our nation’s capital:

Find_Your_Adventure_Logo-Generic3-02Ford’s Theatre

Preserves both the theater where Abraham Lincoln was mortally wounded and the Petersen House across the street where our 16th president actually died.

National Mall

Considered “America’s Front Yard,” this open space, which stretches from the steps of the Capitol building to the Lincoln Memorial and the Potomac River beyond, is a gathering place for locals and out-of-towners alike.

Washington Monument

Of all of Washington, D.C.’s must-see attractions, the view from the observation deck atop the 555-foot tall obelisk has to be near the top of the list.


 

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