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Washington, D.C.

The Preamble in License Plates

The preamble to the U.S. Constitution written entirely from vanity license plates hangs in the Smithsonian museum.
Washington, D.C.

D.C. War Memorial

An overlooked memorial honoring the local Washington residents who died in World War I.
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Georgetown Waterfront

The little-known, 300-year history of the area includes former lives as a bustling tobacco port, parking lot, and industrial dump.
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C&O Boat Elevator Ruins

This forgotten boat elevator was an engineering marvel in its heyday.
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Jefferson Pier Marker

A tiny monument to the unsuccessful attempt by Thomas Jefferson to place the prime meridian in Washington.
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Washington Coliseum

A historic arena where The Beatles played their first concert in the U.S.
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The K-9 of the Korean War Veterans Memorial

Those with a sharp eye can find the hidden image of a German Shepherd on the memorial's Mural Wall.
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Old Stone House

The oldest building in the District of Columbia was preserved because of a mistaken connection to George Washington.
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Chinatown Barnes Dance

The unique traffic pattern named for an influential urban planner is also known as the Pedestrian Scramble.
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U.S. Naval Observatory Master Clock

The most accurate timepiece in the world.
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Owney the Postal Dog

The traveling postal dog covered 48 states and more than 140,000 miles in his lifetime, and lives on as taxidermy patched up with a rabbits foot and a pigs ear.
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Theodore Roosevelt Island

The national park was once a plantation estate.
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Renwick Gallery

The first purpose-built art gallery in the United States is once again open as a center of craft arts.
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National Building Museum

Fittingly, America's museum of architecture is itself a magnificently designed old building.
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NIST Newton Apple Tree

A clone of a cloned tree that was so important it allegedly had its own guards.