Place to visit in Washington dc – Washington, D.C. – A Visitor's City
The Smithsonian has sixteen different museums. Most of them are clustered around the Mall. Stop first at the Visitors' Center and get information to pick your favorites.
The Natural History Museum - Home to dinosaur skeletons, animal displays and a fabulous collection of jewels, including the Hope Diamond and a 21-carat ruby. Very popular with families.
The Museum of American History - An eclectic collection of objects from America's past. Just of a few things you can see are the original Star Spangled Banner, Julia Child's kitchen, dresses worn by First Ladies, and Dorothy's ruby slippers from the Wizard of Oz.
The Air and Space Museum - When you walk in you see the first plane to break the sound barrier and space capsules, all hanging from the ceiling. Check out the moon rock, visit the planetarium, or follow the adventures of the Wright Brothers.