Visiting the nation's capital

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Re: Visiting the nation's capital

Postby mindtakerr » Mon Jul 28, 2014 6:25 pm

We will only have a few days in the area (Thursday - Sunday). We have to leave Sunday morning to be back home to pick up my son from camp.

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Re: Visiting the nation's capital

Postby okeefe » Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:06 pm

The Bureau of Printing and Engraving is pretty great if it sounds at all interesting. Watch them print money! They've got one million dollars (in tens!) sitting in their lobby. Tickets are free, but you have to send someone over early to pick up tickets the morning of.

You should also check out National Air & Space Museum and the Spy Museum, as others have suggested.
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Re: Visiting the nation's capital

Postby goatunit » Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:37 am

What's a trip to DC without participating in a national political demonstration?

Here are a few going on while you're there.

Or you can use that list to avoid getting stuck behind one. ;)

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Re: Visiting the nation's capital

Postby D3M410 » Mon Aug 04, 2014 5:28 am

Woops! I totally missed this thread that I could have been super helpful in. Oh well, looks like people generally steered you right.
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Re: Visiting the nation's capital

Postby Argentum » Tue Aug 05, 2014 3:21 pm

bummer, I missed this thread. Lived in DC for 8 years and my wife is a project manager for the Smithsonian. I could have helped ya out.

Though I do think the Spy Museum is not all that great and its expensive to get into.

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Re: Visiting the nation's capital

Postby mindtakerr » Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:13 am

So, now that the trip is over, thanks for all your comments and suggestions.

We didn't have much time, and also, my wife has been nursing a broken bone in her leg for months, so we didn't get to do much.

Here's what we made it to, in order of visitation:
  1. Arlington National Cemetery
  2. Smithsonian Air & Space
  3. Smithsonian American History
  4. International Spy Museum
  5. Smithsonian Portrait Gallery

We had planned on Ford's Theater, but it was closed to entry by the time we would have gotten there (after watching Guardians of the Galaxy). I wanted to do some other things, but my wife's leg was really bothering her. Also, I didn't even get to log a single geocache on the entire trip.


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