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I'm Terri and I love to travel with my kids. We have a goal of visiting all 50 states. Learn more...

DC – Library of Congress

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I’m going to go out on a limb and say that the Library of Congress might be the most underrated attraction in Washington, D.C. I looked up several top ten must-see lists for D.C. and didn’t find it on any of them. And you can’t blame most visitors for not putting it on their itinerary. Its stated mission is “to support the Congress in fulfilling its constitutional duties and to further the progress of knowledge and creativity for the benefit of the American people.” That doesn’t sound like a fascinating destination, and certainly not a place to take your kids, […]

Virginia – 9/11 Pentagon Memorial

Pentagon 9-11 Memorial

Washington, D.C. has a lot of memorials. Tourists with a limited amount of time need to pick and choose which ones they really want to see. I’m glad we decided to include the 9/11 Memorial at the Pentagon in our plans. One of the DC Area’s newer memorials, it was designed to provide a thought-provoking experience while reflecting on the events of Sept. 11, 2001. The memorial was designed by Julie Beckman and Keith Kaseman of the architectural firm of Kaseman Beckman Advanced Strategies and was opened to the public on Sept. 11, 2008.

Rather than a single large […]