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What Do You Think Thursday: Magnetism by Hand, Discharged Catfish, and Poor Willie Thompson

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This week, on “What Do You Think Thursday”, we present to you one of the greatest untold mysteries of Washington, DC.  What do you get when you put together a young boy, Foggy Bottom, hand magnetism, and a bunch of stomach-dwelling catfish? We honestly have no clue, and our heads are starting to hurt from…

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Sunrise

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This photo (courtesy of Davebdc on Flickr) is circulating around Twitter, and it took our breaths away!  The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is truly stunning in the sunrise, and this photo shows off some of its best features.  It’s not a coincidence that the Memorial is reflective and points toward the Lincoln Memorial.  Join us on…

WHAT DO YOU THINK THURSDAY: Feminism and Feet?

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Get excited, folks!  This is the inaugural column of our new weekly installment, “What Do You Think Thursday”! Ever heard of the Evening Star?  It was a local DC newspaper in publication for 128 years, and is a crucial historical resource for the DC Insider Tours team.  Over the weekend, we were reading through some…

Happy Birthday, Buzz Aldrin!

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You probably already know that today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (see yesterday’s post for our MLK Day Insider Tips)!  Did you know it’s also Buzz Aldrin’s birthday?  Part of the beauty of DC is that you get the opportunity to see first-hand the memorials and…

Our Insider Tip for MLK Day

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With Martin Luther King, Jr. Day just hours away, we thought we’d share a tip for commemorating Dr. King’s legacy during your trip to DC.  There are the obvious tourist sites, like the The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, and the Lincoln Memorial where Dr. King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech. But those…

A Brunch of Unfortunate Proportions

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This weekend we joined some friends for a birthday brunch at a new restaurant, Table DC, which was voted DC’s Best New Restaurant 2013.  We had read some mixed reviews for the the pretentiously-named Table, and weren’t sure what to expect.  By the end of the brunch, we had developed our own reviews, and couldn’t…

Story Time at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

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Looking for an activity to keep the kids busy and engaged during your DC visit?  Check out story time at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum!  Every week, the museum hosts a session with a story and a hands-on activity.  The best news?  It’s all free!  You can see the upcoming schedule here.

Winter Fun at the National Zoo

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The temperature might be dropping, but that doesn’t mean there’s no more outdoor fun to be had in DC! In fact, winter is one of the best times to visit the National Zoo.  Even on a chilly day, there is no better place to spend an afternoon with the family. For example, there was a…