Washington D.C. Tourist Traps

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Washington D.C. Tourist Traps

  • "Not Worth It" Tours

    Washington D.C. Tourist Traps

    I remember when we were first assigned here years ago we went on a tour of what we called the Mint and it was not only very interesting/informative but really a lot of fun. You got a good idea of how our national currency was made. We were teenagers back then. A few years ago my nephews wanted to see this while they were visiting. First, there was...

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  • Local Scams

    Washington D.C. Tourist Traps

    These are all over place, and if you have ever ventured outside of your hometown in your life, you should know better than to ever shop at one. Why? Because your mom doesn't want a snow globe of the Capitol building. It's cheap and tasteless and, above all, a tourist trap. There are far nicer places to buy souvenirs for yourself, family, and...

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  • "So Worth It" Traps

    Washington D.C. Tourist Traps

    The National Aquarium is located downtown, between Pennsylvania and Constitution Avenues, right in the heart of all the tourist sights you will want to see in Washington. (literally catty corner from the Washington Memorial) I haven't been there in a while, but a friend with kids was telling me very recently that it was really bad. Nearest Metro-...

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  • Crowds

    Washington D.C. Tourist Traps

    Tickets are timed, and there is always a ridiculously long line, and to be truthful you can see the Washington Monument from just about any major road in D.C....not to mention if you fly in or out of the National Airport. No need to take the elevator up. Save your time and money for a more worthwhile activity. Visiting the Washington Monument is a...

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  • Disappointments

    Washington D.C. Tourist Traps

    Things have changed over the years. The tour of the White House really has become so limited that it really isn't worth it anymore. You will get to see much more in the %l [http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/inside-white-house/interactive-tour]virtual visit. **important update- As of March 9, 2013 ALL tours of the White House have been cancelled due...

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