Operating many museums and galleries on the National Mall, in addition to the National Zoo and more, many Smithsonian Institute facilities are must see attractions in Washington DC. Open free to the public, these collections are some of the best the country has to offer!
No visit to DC is complete without a stop in one of the many museums, or art galleries. The Smithsonian Institution oversees many of the most popular, including a number located on the National Mall. There are many others are run by the government, city, or independently.