Best Rainy Day Activities In Washington, D.C.

Best Rainy Day Activities In Washington, D.C.

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Rain won't dampen a trip to Washington, D.C.. You'll find plenty of things to do indoors at these places on a rainy day.

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    Find more than 116,000 painting, drawings, photographs, sculture and decorative art pieces at National Gallery of Art. Check nga.gov for current exhibitions. -- Green Guide Editor -- Michelin Travel & Lifestyle via Foursquare
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    One of the best kept secrets in the nations capitol, showing first-run independent and foreign films, along with midnight screenings of the Rocky Horror Picture Show there's always something to watch! -- BROADS via Foursquare
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    A powerful experience. Look for some of the LGBT-related history artifacts throughout the permanent exhibit. Did you know that gay prisoners were not among those liberated by the allies? -- Washington Blade via Foursquare
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    Showcases some of the coolest modern art designs in the world.Collection highlights tours are held daily at 12:30pm and 2:00pm (except on the second Tuesday of each month and on federal holidays). -- ThePurplePassport.com via Foursquare
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    When on a guided tour of a history museum, at every civilization, ask whether the men of that era ever had an overpowering urge to dress as a woman and be caressed by a big, strong man. -- The Onion via Foursquare
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    The adjacent Sculpture Garden is one of our favorite spots in the city. With its mix of modern and surrealist pieces, an outdoor café, a skating rink in the winter, and fairy lights at night... -- ThePurplePassport.com via Foursquare
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    Don’t miss the outdoor butterfly garden where visitors can interact with these little critters in four distinct habitats. Be sure to bring your camera − this is a great spot for photo opportunities. -- ThePurplePassport.com via Foursquare
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    Shawn and Marlon Waynes...hilarious! -- Rosalyn Dumbravo via Foursquare
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    Tours start at the Capitol Visitor Center and begin with a 13-minute film, followed by viewings of the Crypt of the Capitol, the Rotunda, & National Statuary Hall. They usually last an hour. -- ThePurplePassport.com via Foursquare
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    Empty seats will be allocated to people holding standing room tickets at the last minute and if there is still no seat for you when intermission, you'll get a refund. -- pipitu via Foursquare
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    The Smithsonian Institution was founded for the "increase and diffusion" of knowledge from a bequest to the United States by the British scientist James Smithson, who had never visited the US himself. -- HISTORY via Foursquare
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    Perhaps the most conquerable of all the Smithsonians, this small but delightful museum of American arts and decorative crafts is a sea of calm. -- The Wall Street Journal via Foursquare
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