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Washington DC on a budget

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Washington DC on a budget
DC is a great city to visit for those who are budget-minded.Here is a list of free things to do.
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Smithsonian Institution Building
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Smithsonian Institution Building

The world's largest museum and research complex is actually comprised of 15 specialty museums, and other affiliates, with subjects that vary from African Art to the postal service, sculpture to space exploration.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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National Mall
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National Mall

Open area of gardens, fountains, trees and monuments stretching nearly two miles between the Capitol and the Lincoln Memorial.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Old Post Office Pavilion
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Old Post Office Pavilion

Historic 1899 building where visitors can go up to the clock tower for dramatic views of D.C.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Union Station
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Union Station

Union Station D.C. Is a superbly restored, historic, mixed-use, intermodal transportation and shopping center located just blocks from the U.S. Capitol Building. This historic hub of culture services more than 90,000 people a day as a major transportation center, retail destination, and tourist resource.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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National Zoological Park
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National Zoological Park

A park-like zoo containing 4,000 animals and 500 different species.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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