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Looking For Suggestions: Things To Do In Washington D.C.?


16th Century Monkbot at the Smithsonian

Y’all, on Sunday morning I’m flying out to this nation’s dandy old capital prior to my speaking engagement on August 2. I will be presenting at the lengthily named Office of Special Education Programming Mega Leadership Conference 2011.


But I’ll have some time to myself and I’d like to go…do some stuff. And now my powers of vocabulary are exhausted and I need a five minute break.

So, that stuff. Things to do in Washington DC. I actually haven’t been there in 13 years, and for those of you who have followed the Tourette’s story, that is where things first started to get seriously screwy with my brain. But I’m planning on not having insane flashbacks.

So if I don’t, I’m going to be out seeing the sights. I’m going to go to the Library of Congress, of course. Yes, nerd. And a friend is obsessed with some 15″ robot at the Smithsonian that I need to go get a picture of.

For those of you familiar with the area, what are the Must Sees? Anything you have seen and loved that doesn’t fall under the normal DC touristy stuff?


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  • Jodi Kaplan July 29, 2011, 7:28 am

    Air and Space Museum! And, I haven’t been, but I understand they have a new extension further out in the burbs (with more spaceships, airplanes, and the Enterprise shuttle). The Library of Congress is marvelous.

    And, while I was trying to remember what was fun in Georgetown, I found the Dumbarton Oaks Library and Research Center, which looks interesting: http://www.doaks.org/

  • Steve M July 29, 2011, 8:46 am

    In addition to the Smithsonian museums on the National Mall, a trip to the Museum of American Art is fun and interesting. Also, if you can cross the Potomac River into Virginia, you might enjoy a visit to Old Town Alexandria.