If you’re gearing up for the 2017 AUSA Annual Meeting & Expo and have some time for sightseeing in the nation’s capital, we’ve put together a list of 10 attractions to help you out.
Five Famous Attractions
National Mall: This is the place to go if you only have time for one excursion while exhibiting. You can see all the famous monuments and memorials all in one place. You can even catch a view of the White House near the Washington Monument. Don’t miss the Lincoln Memorial or the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.
Smithsonian Institution: This is the world’s largest museum and research complex. Whether you’re into art or outer space, you’ll find a museum that suits your tastes. If you only have time for one, the Museum of Natural History is a public favorite, with its mummies, dinosaur bones and the Hope Diamond.
National Zoo: A part of the Smithsonian, more than 1,800 animals call this home. For you it can mean an awesome day of fun. And better yet, it’s free.
U.S. Capitol: Reservations are required in advance if you’d like to take a free guided group tour of the capitol building. Tours begin at the Capitol Visitor Center, and once inside the U.S. Capitol, you’ll see the Crypt, the Rotunda, and National Statuary Hall.
Arlington National Cemetery: An eye-opening experience for every American. Don’t miss the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Five Lesser Known Attractions
C&O Canal National Historical Park: Enjoy the great outdoors. Plus explore one of America’s earliest canal systems; it’s 184.5 miles long!
Theodore Roosevelt Island: Love to hike or just take a walk? Check out this 91-acre wilderness preserve and memorial to our 26th
Ford’s Theatre: See a show or take a tour. This historic theater reopened in 1968 after being closed for over a century. It’s where President Lincoln was assassinated.
Fort Reno Park: Great for history buffs, this is the site of the only Civil War battle that took place in the capital city.
Washington National Cathedral: This spiritual home to several U.S. Presidents has lots of history. Whether or not you’re religious, it’s worth a visit for its stunning beauty and architecture.
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If you still need an exhibit for the AUSA or another upcoming show, we have many off-the-shelf and custom rental options that are ideal when you are pressed for time or have a tight budget. Call us today at 631-467-2034 to learn more.