Washington, D.C. Journals

July 4th Holiday in Washington D.C.

A July 2008 trip to Washington, D.C. by Travel'in Gal

Smithsonian Institution: National Museum of the American Indian Photo, Washington, D.C., United States More Photos
Quote: What better place is there to spend the July 4th holiday then Washington D.C.

Washington D.C.

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National World War II Memorial Photo, Washington, D.C., United States
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It’s the July fourth weekend and my husband and I have decided to go to Washington D.C. It is one of my favorite cities. It is so full of history, free museums, and plenty of things to do. We have decided to go to the World War II Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial and the National Museum of the American Indian. Walking around D.C. was a little uncomfortable, since the temperature was in the 90’s and there were a million people there. We saved the museum for last because of the air conditioning and we were glad we did. D.C. was great and we will probably go back a few more times so we can take it in-in small doses, since there is so much to do there.

National World War II Memorial

Attraction | "World War II Memorial"

National World War II Memorial Photo, Washington, D.C., United States
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Walking along we came upon the World War II Memorial and I was amazed at its size,beauty and grace. There is a large reflection pool that seemed much larger than an Olympic sized swimming pool. At either end were platforms that looked out over the water. You had to climb the stairs to get up on the platform. There was a pair of doves above the platform. From the platform you got a birds eye view of the reflection pool. It made me think of how many tears the loved ones of the veterans that died must have cried when they got that dreadful news. The memorial was officially opened to the public in April 2004 and it is a must see while walking around the monuments of Washington D.C.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 29, 2008

National World War II Memorial
Constitution Avenue And 15th Street, Nw
Washington, DC 20024
(202) 426-6841

Korean War Veterans Memorial Photo, Washington, D.C., United States
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The Korean War Veterans Memorial is a very interesting monument and we enjoyed viewing it immensely. The memorial was dedicated on July 27, 1995 which is the 42nd anniversary of the armistice that ended the war. The statues were made of stainless steel and are wearing ponchos walking toward the American Flag.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 29, 2008

Korean War Veterans Memorial
French Drive SW
Washington, D.C., United States 20024

Smithsonian Institution: National Museum of the American Indian

Attraction | "National Museum of the American Indian"

Smithsonian Institution: National Museum of the American Indian Photo, Washington, D.C., United States
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The National Museum of the American Museum was an awesome museum. Wandering around the halls of this museum was not only an educational experience but it was also a visual feast. It is the only national museum dedicated to the Native people of the Americas, and it is also the eighteenth museum of the Smithsonian Institution.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 29, 2008

Smithsonian Institution: National Museum of the American Indian
Fourt Street and Independence Avenue on the National Mall
Washington, DC 20024
(202) 357-1300