Highest-rated things to do in Washington, D.C., according to Tripadvisor

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October 10, 2021
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Highest-rated things to do in Washington, D.C., according to Tripadvisor

Every destination has reasons to visit, be it a nationally recognized landmark or a hometown favorite restaurant. Museums, parks, libraries, historic sites, performance venues—there’s always something to do, and no matter where you live or where you want to visit, you can find plenty to keep you busy. Stacker compiled a list of the highest-rated things to do in Washington, D.C. on Tripadvisor.

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#30. National Zoological Park

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (4487 reviews)
- Type of activity: Zoos
- Address: 3001 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-2537
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#29. National Museum of American History

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (4965 reviews)
- Type of activity: History Museums
- Address: 1400 Constitution Ave NW Between 12th and 14th Street, Washington DC, DC 20560
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#28. Smithsonian American Art Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1547 reviews)
- Type of activity: Art Museums, History Museums
- Address: 8th and F Streets, NW, Washington DC, DC 20013
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#27. White House

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (8119 reviews)
- Type of activity: Government Buildings
- Address: 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington DC, DC 20500
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#26. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (5714 reviews)
- Type of activity: Monuments & Statues
- Address: 1850 West Basin Drive SW Near West Basin Drive SW & Independence Ave. SW, Washington DC, DC 20024
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#25. Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (1896 reviews)
- Type of activity: Religious Sites, Churches & Cathedrals
- Address: 400 Michigan Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20017-1566
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#24. Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (1254 reviews)
- Type of activity: Historic Sites, Gardens
- Address: 4155 Linnean Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-3806
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#23. Tidal Basin

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1671 reviews)
- Type of activity: Bodies of Water
- Address: E Basin Drive NW Ohio Drive NW, Washington DC, DC 20003
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#22. Jefferson Memorial

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (6425 reviews)
- Type of activity: Monuments & Statues
- Address: 701 E Basin Dr SW At the south shore of the Tidal Basin, Washington DC, DC 20242
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#21. United States Botanic Garden

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (2781 reviews)
- Type of activity: Gardens
- Address: 100 Mayland Avenue SW At the east end of the Mall, Washington DC, DC 20001
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#20. Capitol Hill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (3442 reviews)
- Type of activity: Neighborhoods, Historic Walking Areas
- Address: First St and East Capitil St NE, Washington DC, DC 20004
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#19. Washington National Cathedral

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (3075 reviews)
- Type of activity: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites
- Address: 3101 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20016-5000
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#18. The National Archives Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (3490 reviews)
- Type of activity: Speciality Museums
- Address: 700 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20408-0001
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#17. National World War II Memorial

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (10088 reviews)
- Type of activity: Monuments & Statues
- Address: 1750 Independence Ave. SW Near 7th St. & Independence Ave. SW, Washington DC, DC 20024
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#16. Ford's Theatre

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (4286 reviews)
- Type of activity: Historic Sites, Theaters
- Address: 511 10th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1499
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#15. Georgetown

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (2975 reviews)
- Type of activity: Neighborhoods
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#14. Washington Monument

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (9321 reviews)
- Type of activity: Monuments & Statues
- Address: 2 15th St. NW Near 15th St. & Madison Dr. NW, Washington DC, DC 20560
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#13. Museum of the Bible

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1075 reviews)
- Type of activity: Speciality Museums
- Address: 400 4th St SW, Washington DC, DC 20024-2798
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#12. National Portrait Gallery

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (3511 reviews)
- Type of activity: Art Museums, History Museums
- Address: F Street NW Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, DC 20560
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#11. Korean War Veterans Memorial

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (10984 reviews)
- Type of activity: Monuments & Statues
- Address: 10 Daniel French Dr SW, Washington DC, DC 20002
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#10. National Mall

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (8279 reviews)
- Type of activity: Historic Walking Areas, Parks
- Address: Constitution Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20565
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#9. Vietnam Veterans Memorial

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (11867 reviews)
- Type of activity: Monuments & Statues
- Address: 5 Henry Bacon Dr NW, Washington DC, DC 20002
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#8. National Air and Space Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (23322 reviews)
- Type of activity: Speciality Museums
- Address: Independence Ave SW 600 Independence Ave SW, Washington DC, DC 20560
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#7. Library of Congress

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (9007 reviews)
- Type of activity: Libraries, Government Buildings
- Address: 101 Independence Ave SE, Washington DC, DC 20540
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#6. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (11167 reviews)
- Type of activity: History Museums
- Address: 100 Raoul Wallenberg Plaza SW, Washington DC, DC 20024-2126
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#5. National Gallery of Art

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (9207 reviews)
- Type of activity: Art Museums
- Address: Constitution Ave NW 6th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington DC, DC 20002
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#4. Lincoln Memorial

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (31634 reviews)
- Type of activity: Monuments & Statues
- Address: 2 Lincoln Memorial Cir NW, Washington DC, DC 20037
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#3. U.S. Capitol

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (6968 reviews)
- Type of activity: Government Buildings
- Address: East Capitol St NE & First St SE, Washington DC, DC 20004
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#2. National Museum of African American History and Culture

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (3499 reviews)
- Type of activity: History Museums
- Address: 1400 Constitution Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20560-0007
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#1. Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (12226 reviews)
- Type of activity: Natural History Museums
- Address: 10th Street and Constitution Ave, Washington DC, DC 20560
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