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Washington, D.C.

Joan of Arc Equestrian Statue

The only female equestrian statue in Washington, D.C. is a 15th-century French heroine.
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

​The Woodlands at Phillips Mushroom Farms

Visit a fourth-generation farm and museum dedicated to everyone's favorite fungi.
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

Cats of Longwood Gardens

These lush botanical gardens employ the most purrfect pest control force.
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

Longwood Gardens

This palatial botanical garden is home to one of the largest pipe organs ever installed in a private residence, and a piece of Wood's cycad.
Arlington, Virginia

DEA Museum

An extensive, if one-sided, history of U.S. law enforcement's war on drugs.
Washington, D.C.

Fort Stevens

This American Civil War-era fort still stands near the border between Washington, D.C. and Maryland.
Washington, D.C.

Library Of Congress Gutenberg Bible

One of the three perfect vellum copies of this historic book known to exist is on display in a specially-designed case.
San Diego, California

'The Girl in Red Shoes'

A statue based on a tragic Japanese nursery rhyme, commemorating San Diego's sisterhood with Yokohama.
Washington, D.C.

Andrew Jackson Downing Urn

This large garden vase urn has nothing to do with the seventh U.S. President—it was designed by one landscape designer to honor another landscape designer's contributions to the National Mall.
Takoma Park, Maryland

Bird Calls Phone

An old pay phone rewired to play local bird calls and songs at the press of a button.
Washington, D.C.

'Ginevra de’ Benci' Portrait

The only Leonardo Da Vinci painting in the Western Hemisphere.
Sponsored by Washington.org
Washington, D.C.

Atlas Performing Arts Center

The revival of a classic Art Deco theater.
Sponsored by Washington.org
Fort Meade, Maryland

National Cryptologic Museum

A priceless collection of the Nation's cryptologic history.
Annapolis, Maryland

Murphy’s Row

A set of rowhouses built for laborers at a glass company are the last of their kind in Annapolis.
Washington, D.C.

Silver Lyan

Sip creative cocktails in the former vault of the Riggs Bank.
Venice, Florida

Belki's Cuban Deli

Fill your car with gas and your belly with mouthwatering Cuban cuisine at this takeaway inside a Citgo station.
Littlestown, Pennsylvania

Tire Sculptures of Breighner’s Tire Center

Intricate, eye-catching, award-winning rubber sculptures liven up this Pennsylvania town.
Fairfax, Virginia

National Firearms Museum

Collecting 700 years of mechanical death-dealing, the NRA's sprawling gun museum is a revealing testament to the American obsession with armament.
Washington, D.C.

Philo Farnsworth Statue

This statue of the "father of television" stands prominently in the United States Capitol.
Washington, D.C.

The Portrait Monument

Rumor has it the uncarved lump behind the three famous suffragists is reserved for the first woman president.
Washington, D.C.

District of Columbia Center Point

A little marble compass above George Washington's (empty) tomb in the Capitol marks where D.C.'s four quadrants intersect.
Washington, D.C.

Inside the Capitol Dome

The walls of the iconic dome are hollow and have a secret stairway.
Savannah, Georgia

1996 Olympic Yachting Cauldron

A monument to one of the few Olympic flames ever to be lit outside of the host city.
Washington, D.C.

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Press 1 for knock-knock jokes.