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  • By the late nineteenth century, the problem of overcrowded tenements of major American cities had reached crisis proportions. Substandard "rookeries" of windowless compartments crammed with multiple families were prone to collapse and fire, and the lack of proper sanitation spread disease. Urban planning, government leaders thought, was the answer to this

  • If you're thinking about visiting Washington, DC you should know that Washington's most-visited tourist destinations are quite deserving of their popularity. 5. National World War II Memorial The newest war memorial on the National Mall, the National World War II Memorial boasts some five million yearly visitors. Dedicated to all Americans who served

  • (A Non-Exhaustive) List of Free Things in DC 1. The Smithsonian Institution and associated museums The Smithsonian Institution is the largest complex of museums in the world. Between the Capitol and Washington Monument are more than a dozen museums and galleries, including Smithsonians, that charge no entry fee: The newest Smithsonian! The National Museum of African

  • Washington is full of fun activities for families. Check out these five great options: 1. The National Mall We recommend any trip to Washington include a tour of the National Mall. Some of the nation's most iconic architecture is on the Mall, including the Capitol Building, White House, Washington Monument, and the

  • It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a traveler in search of food must be in want of a bit of authenticity. Authentically Washingtonian dining options can be found across the District and across all budgets. A few most worth checking out: 1. Old Ebbitt Grill Old Ebbitt Grill, at 675 15th Street

  • Want to be an instant insider in the District? Check out these five fantastic hidden gems and you'll be able to impress anyone with your knowledge! 1. The Einstein Memorial - An instant favorite for young and old, the Einstein Memorial on the grounds of the National Academy of Sciences is

  • Helen Keller was the first deaf-blind person ever to earn a bachelor's degree. Her story is one of challenge and triumph—and a little bit of our nation's capital. Helen Keller was born June 27, 1880, in Tuscumbia, Alabama. It might have been meningitis or scarlet fever that left her deaf and blind. Whatever

  • Want to see what you're "supposed to see" in DC? Grand Atlas can show you: On the Essential DC Tour, you'll get right up close to what makes Washington so famous. And Grand Atlas will make you feel like a VIP! Here are a few things you will see, but of

  • “‘What’s the good of Mercator’s North Poles and Equators, Tropics, Zones, and Meridian Lines?’ So the Bellman would cry: and the crew would reply ‘They are merely conventional signs!’” — Lewis Carroll - The Hunting of the Snark The Earth spins on an axis. This means that the equator, halfway between the poles, divides

  • There's a Laprus on the National Mall. It's at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial. Of all the presidential memorials in Washington, Roosevelt's is the newest, dedicated in 1997. It is in prime cherry blossom territory come springtime and is a major tourist draw all year. It's also large. Over seven acres of

  • Below is a map of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., developed by Grand Atlas Tours to maximize Pokémon locations in a 10km path.

  • The Vatican City is the smallest sovereign state in the world, and the heart of the Roman Catholic Church. At a mere 0.17 square miles (0.44 square km) and completely surrounded by the city of Rome, it's tiny. Really tiny. Let's compare it to the National Mall in Washington, D.C. From east