Find Tourist Places in District of Columbia
There are over 100 tourist attractions in District of Columbia. Top cities in District of Columbia with popular tourist destinations are Washington and NW Washington. The major types of tourist attractions listed here are museums and landmarks. Then there is also nature attractions listed in District of Columbia. You may find a list of all categories of District of Columbia attractions on this page. Click on a category to find all attractions of District of Columbia of that type.Although the state is more popularly known as Washington, its official name is actually the District of Columbia and it has been USA’s capital district since 1790. As the capital, Washington’s biggest industry is in professional and business services. Several law firms, non-profit organizations and professional associations have made sure to put up their headquarters in the state so they are close to the federal government. DC’s tourism industry is the second largest with an estimated 18.9 million visitors coming in every year. The state boasts of several historic sites and museums including Lincoln Memorial, the United States Capitol and National Mall. The Smithsonian Institution, which is partially funded by the US government, maintains and operates 19 museums and the National Zoo in the District of Columbia and these are all open to the public free of charge. The National Gallery of Art, along with several other private art museums, are also worth visiting.
Top 10 Tourist Attractions in District of Columbia
Visit the top tourist attractions in District of Columbia. Click on a tourist attraction bellow to find the detailed information.
- Lincoln Memorial, Washington
- Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington
- Washington Monument, Washington
- National Gallery of Art, Washington
- The White House, Washington
- Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington
- National Zoological Park, Washington
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington
- National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington
- Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM), Washington
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There are 2 cities in District of Columbia with tourist attractions. Browse through the cities in the following section to explore District of Columbia tourist attractions.
Find in District of Columbia
We have listed tourist places of District of Columbia in the following categories. Please click on one of them to find all District of Columbia attractions of that type.
- Amusement Parks (1)
- Nature Attractions (42)
- Parks (40)
- Lakes (3)
- Waterfalls (1)
- Museums (65)
- Arts Museums (27)
- History Museums (33)
- Natural History Museums (3)
- Science Museums (3)
- Zoo (1)
- Landmarks (23)