National Mall

Drone Flying

Smithsonian To Fly Drones, Human Jetpack Near National Mall founder Jeff Bezos is getting some competition from the Smithsonian Institution in testing personal delivery drones for the future.


The Washington Monument reopened to the public May 12, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Washington Monument Reopens After Earthquake

The towering symbol that honors the nation’s first president reopened to the public Monday, nearly three years after an earthquake cracked and chipped the 130-year-old stone obelisk.


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House Approves Bill For US Women’s History Museum

Citing history textbooks, national parks and landmarks that mostly leave women out, lawmakers on Wednesday revived a long-stalled effort to create a National Women’s History Museum in the nation’s capital.


Aerial photo of the National Mall. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Jewell Joins National Mall Fundraising Effort

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is joining a fundraising effort to help restore the National Mall.


A view looking west down the National Mall from the top of the U.S. Capitol dome in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

D.C. Lacks Bus Parking Along National Mall, Study Shows

As tourism season reaches its peak in Washington, AAA has compiled data showing tour buses generate billions of dollars for the nation’s capital.


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Comic Book Cosplayers Gather on the Mall, Attempt To Break World Record

If you happen to see a thousand superheroes on the National Mall during your lunch break, don’t worry. You’re not crazy.


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Washington Monument to Reopen in May

The National Park Service is working to reopen the Washington Monument in May after a lengthy closure to repair damage from an earthquake in 2011.


Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1951. (Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Eisenhower Memorial Unchanged, Despite Objections

Architect Frank Gehry is maintaining key elements of his design for a memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower near the National Mall in a revised concept presented Thursday, despite criticism from a federal arts panel and outside groups.


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Parking Meters Coming To The National Mall

In just a matter of months, motorists in D.C. will have to pay to park along Constitution Avenue, the Tidal Basin and other areas near the National Mall.


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T. Rex Skeleton to Arrive at Smithsonian in April

A Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton bound for the Smithsonian Institution is set to arrive in Washington in April as a new home is built for the specimen on the National Mall.





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