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National Zoological Park

Skirted by the surging waters of Rock Creek, the National Zoological Park is a forerunner for the title of America's finest wildlife facilities. It was created by Congress in 1889, making it one of the oldest zoos in the country. The zoo was designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, who also designed the grounds of the U.S. Capitol and New York's Central Park. The zoo is famous for its giant pandas from China but you will find all sorts of creatures, both familiar and exotic. The zoo's Asia Trail gets you acquainted with fishing cats, clouded leopards and other Asian animals. Also, the zoo is home to the Elephant Trails, Lemur Island, Cheetah Conservation and Great Cats, where you can witness mighty lions and tigers in action. Birds and reptiles from across the world also call the Smithsonian National Zoological Park their home.

Korean War Veterans Memorial

One of Washington's newest memorials, the Korean War Veterans Memorial pays tribute to the many who fought in the Korean War. Located near the Lincoln Memorial, this monument features statues of 19 soldiers carefully making their way through unknown terrain. Photographic images on a 164-foot granite wall pays tribute to the thousands of others who contributed to the war; nurses, mechanics, crew chiefs and support personnel. Inscribed on the wall are the words: "Freedom Is Not Free."

Great Falls Park

Great Falls Park, straddling both banks of the Potomac River, offers stunning views. The more attractive side of the park lies in Virginia. Rushing whitewater pours through steep, jagged crevices into a narrow gorge. Photographers, hikers, and nature-lovers find much to enjoy here. The park offers many trails, and the towpath of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal parallels the river. Fishing is allowed, but only with a valid permit. Kayaking, canoeing and rafting is recommended for advanced outdoors-men only. The Maryland side also features Great Falls Tavern with displays of canal history. One-hour round trip barge excursions are offered on a restored stretch of the canal from April to November.

Washington National Cathedral Gardens and Close

Heralded as "a garden for the ages," the Washington National Cathedral Gardens and Close were born out of a collaboration between architect Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. and Florence Brown Bratenahl, wife of the dean of the Washington National Cathedral. Together, Bratenahl and Olmsted filled the cathedral's gardens with native plants, plants that figure in Christian legends, and historically-interesting plants - such as the boxwood cuts that were taken from George Washington's Hayfield Manor. The gardens were added to and expanded in the 1920s and 1930s. Visitors today can enjoy this beautiful pocket of nature while they wander the Bishop's Gardens and admire the old growth forest of Olmsted Forest on the Close.

Water Park at Bohrer Park

For a fun-filled day, head over to the Water Park at Bohrer Park. The water park, which is located inside the 57-acre Bohrer Park, is meant to be enjoyed by kids and adults alike. The zero-depth entryway into the pool makes the water accessible to all, which is just one of the great things about this water park. Your kids will love pretending they are on a tropical island when they hang out in the main pool, which boasts palm trees, toys to play with and - best of all - water slides. Kids 48 inches (121.92 centimeters) and over can zip down the double water slide while shorter water park enthusiasts can splash around in the children's splash pool, which was designed with kids 54-inches (137.16 centimeters) and shorter in mind. Families will delight in the shaded picnic areas, and are encouraged to explore the rest of the park when they are done enjoying the water park.

Ocean Dunes Water Park

For families hoping to cool off in the water without spending the whole day in traffic on the way to the beach, head on over to Ocean Dunes Water Park. Kids and adults alike will enjoy splashing around in the pools, or cooling off with a run under the "waterfall." The park also offers activities like swimming lessons, and has other exciting facilities, like their mini golf course and their batting cages. For some fun in the summer sun, take the whole family to Ocean Dunes Water Park for a smile-filled day.

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