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Your City Guide to Washington, D.C.

Refer to this guide to the best dining, lodging and attractions in Washington D.C.

08/19/2014

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Best Science Exhibits in Washington, D.C.

Whether you are an adult who still loves to explore the ever-evolving world of science, or you want your children to experience more than their smart phones, there are plenty of exhibits to choose from. Here are a few of the best science exhibits in D.C.

08/11/2014

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Silver Line Will Finally Link Smithsonian’s Two Space Museums

When Metro’s new Silver Line opens later this month, it will provide the first public transportation link between the National Air and Space Museum’s locations in D.C. and northern Virginia.

07/08/2014

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D.C. Is Home To Four Of The World’s 20 Most Visited Museums

The treasures stored inside D.C.’s impressive collection of museums — dinosaur bones, spaceships, iconic movie and television props and artistic masterpieces — apparently have a lot of international appeal.

06/11/2014

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Best Museums for Dates in Washington, D.C.

From science museums to spy museums, you can spend months trying to visit them all. But not all are good date locations. These museums make for creative and fun dates.

05/26/2014

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New U.S. Astronaut Candidates Visit D.C.’s Air and Space Museum

The nation’s newest astronaut candidates are making a visit to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.

01/30/2014

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Air, Space Artifacts Make Way to New Home in Va.

Many historic aircraft and space artifacts — including a Navy dive bomber from World War II and spacesuits from the Apollo era — are slowly moving to a state-of-the-art Smithsonian hangar in northern Virginia.

01/23/2014

In this handout released by NASA, angular and smooth surface of rocks are seen in an image taken by the panoramic camera on the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit on Jan. 6, 2003. (credit: NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory/ Cornell University via Getty Images)

Mars Rover Photographs Featured at Smithsonian

Ten years after NASA landed two rovers on Mars on a 90-day mission, one rover is still exploring, and the project has generated hundreds of thousands of images from the Martian surface.

01/07/2014

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Visitors Flock To DC Sites Again After Shutdown

Visitors lined up waiting for Washington’s museums to finally reopen Thursday after a 16-day government shutdown that has cost each site money in lost gift store sales, theater tickets and concessions.

10/17/2013

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Preparing for Shutdown, Government Plans Furloughs

Supervisors at government agencies began meetings Thursday to decide which employees would continue to report to work and which would be considered nonessential and told to stay home under contingency plans ordered by the Office of Management and Budget.

09/27/2013

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