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D.C. Walk Through U.S. History is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Washington, District of Columbia that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 4.2 mi Elevation gain 59 ft Route type Point to Point

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City walk

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The city is more varied than guidebooks let on, and a whole lot more fun-especially if, like most residents, you have a clear-cut agenda. Travel + Leisure has taken the liberty of dividing families into four special interest groups-political animals, diplomats and spies, history geeks, and artists and aesthetes-and mapped out lots of activities for each. You can even eat and sleep staying true to character. So skip the forced march, the civics-teacher gulag. Take your cue from your family's temperament, then take on the town-your way. Washington-site of two presidential assassinations and 217 years of congressional machinations-is your paradise. Your big challenge: resisting the urge to read every sign and see every exhibit.

The National Portrait Gallery http://www.npg.si.edu/ The National Museum of American History http://americanhistory.si.edu/ National Air & Space Museum http://www.nasm.si.edu/ National WWII Memorial http://www.nps.gov/nwwm/index.htm Korean War Veterans Memorial http://www.nps.gov/kowa/index.htm Lincoln Memorial http://www.nps.gov/linc/index.htm Vietnam Veterans Memorial http://www.nps.gov/vive/index.htm

The 19 museums in the Smithsonian system and the National Zoo offer free admission.

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Andrea Cagle
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I love this! It was a bucket list item for sure and finally in my thirties , I made it.

Dimone Long
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A few great locations to see; a few uneventful spots as well

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Joe Zwick
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Waypoints are off. Map needs an update.

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Jason Hatter
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City trails do not get any better than this! I went off route several times just to see more of the amazing memorials that were not along the prescribed path. I started trail running but as usual, I stopped in many places to show respect for the sites, to sit and reflect, and to take in all the beauty of this whole area. Not only would I do this trail again, but I run this trail every single time I can when I’m in the DC area. However, I do like the “National Mall” trail more than this one… It’s very similar but goes around to more of the sites that I love.

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Evelyn DelPilar
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Karen S.
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Great walk thru the mall.

June Orleander
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Great place to learn a lot of history. Very interesting.

Russell Farmer
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alot of protestors out here today

Laurah Brown
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So much to see!! Very moving!

Jeff Tomlin
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All good

Scott Densmore
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I went to college in DC (and lived in Northern Virginia for years) and have been to all of the important historical and educational sites, most many times, and it never gets old. One of my favorite activities while in school was to go for early morning jogs by the monuments and memorials on and around the National Mall...sometimes stretching it all the way to the Capitol and back. One time I even jogged by Bill Clinton (and his Secret Service agents) early in his administration (when they still let him run outside the White House complex)!

Bill Watson
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Stopped by the Capitol on our way back from Maine, went to Air & Space, Smithsonian, National Archives, and all along the mall, stopped by the Iwo Jima memorial, the Vietnam Memorial, the Capitol, the Supreme Court - all on a Sunday, great time to visit and take in America's Heritage. All need to see this!

Patricia Dolan
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Keshia King
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Beverly M.
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Jefrin Ramirez
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Kia Jack
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Haya Sullivan
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Alicia Wiker
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Julie Ann
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John S
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Michelle Abel
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Michael Baker
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Michael Baker
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Michael Baker
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Michael Baker
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Amy Malessa
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Zy C.
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Joe Colasanto
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Kristy A
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