We all like watching hair-raising horror movies. But who would miss a chance to experience the place where the climax scene of the famed movie 'The Exorcist' was shot? Tourists flock here in Georgetown to see the Exorcist Stairs. Many other movies and television series have also been filmed here. The steep steps and the somewhat ancient and dark ruined structure adds to the effect.
Arlington JFK Eternal Flame is a tribute to the late President John F. Kennedy. Mrs. Kennedy requested for the flame to be put up and the lighting of the flame was witnessed by millions of people. In honor of the President, a postage stamp with the image of the Eternal Flame was also issued. Throughout the year the torch burns, inspiring and keeping the memory of the beloved President alive. Located within the Arlington National Cemetery, millions of tourists flock here to pay their respect.
The 44 foot (13.4 meters) neoclassical sculpture on the United States Capitol ground honors the country's naval soldiers who laid down their lives during the American Civil War. The sculpture's creator Franklin Simmons built the Peace Monument out of white marble. At the peak of the monument stand two robed female figures- Grief and History. Another female figure below Grief and History is Victory. Below her are the infant Mars and Neptune, the gods of war and sea respectively. The statue is a part of the Civil War Monuments in Washington, DC., and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Prince George's County is home to NASA's space research lab, the Goddard Space Flight Center and the Andrews Air Force Base. This county that takes its name after Prince George of Denmark has loads to offer. The visitor's bureau is a good place to call before you start with the discovery of this region. It is a non-profit organization and is affiliated to several important associations. Get handy information on several attractions like museums, parks, historic sites, golf courses, amusement parks, theatres, cinema, transportation, tours, hospitals, lodging, educational institutions, meeting facilities, sports events, cultural shows, art events and so on. You can sign up for a membership for added benefits. Check the website for further information.
Unveiled in the year 2000, National Japanese American Memorial situated in National Mall was built to commemorate the spirit and contribution of Japanese-Americans during World War II. A Nina Akamu masterpiece, this bronze statue is also known as the Golden Cranes. Depicting two Japanese Cranes trapped in barbed wire, National Japanese American Memorial offers plenty for everyone to admire.
Stealing the show at America's popular theme park, Six Flags America, is the historic wooden roller coaster known as The Wild One. Opened in 1917, it was previously located at the Paragon Park amusement park in Massachusetts which closed down in 1984. Standing at 96 feet (29 meters) and buzzing at a top speed of 53 miles per hour (85 kilometers per hour), the ride offers an exhilarating experience for riders, big or small. A 450-degree spiral helix and intermittent ups and downs add to the overall thrill. Regular restoration and up-keep has allowed this unique wooden architecture to stand the test of time, a must-see for all.
The District of Columbia War Memorial was built in 1931 to honor the 26,000 residents of Washington, D.C., who served the country in World War I. The structure is erected on a 4-foot-high (1.21 meter) circular marble platform and has the names of 499 Washington residents who died in service during World War I inscribed on it. The marble structure measures 47 feet (14.32 meter) in height and 44 feet (13.41) in diameter and was designed by war veteran and architect Frederick H. Brooke. Another interesting fact is that the funds to construct the memorial were provided by the citizens of the District themselves. In 2014, the District of Columbia War Memorial got listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
In league with the Arlington Hotel industry, ACVS promotes living in Arlington as the best bet while in and around Washington. All kinds of information on what to see and do, where to drink and dine and of course where to board is provided by them. If you're organizing a meeting, ask for assistance. When in doubt in Arlington, you know whom to call.