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Low Cost Weekend Ideas: Visit National Landmarks

Posted By Jim On 06/27/2008 @ 12:15 pm In Travel | No Comments

My wife and I, along with everyone living within a stone’s throw of Washington D.C., benefit from an abundance of national landmarks. Within Washington D.C. there are over eighty national landmarks [3], many of which are clustered around the Mall. In one trip, you could see dozens of our nation’s great treasures absolutely free (and if you do come to the Mall, practically every museum in the area is free too).

If you live elsewhere, don’t fret. There are over 2,460 landmarks in the United States. New York takes top honors with a 256 according to Wikipedia [4], with Delaware bringing up the rear with five. In Maryland, there are 71 [5] and we’ve only gone to one of them – the Bollman Truss Railroad Bridge (by accident too). You could go to one landmark each weekend and be busy until the end of next year!

Check out your state and find a piece of America’s history to explore this weekend!

(Photo by Dean.Franklin [6])


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[3] eighty national landmarks: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_National_Historic_Landmarks_in_the_District_of_Columbia

[4] Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_National_Historic_Landmarks_by_state

[5] 71: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_National_Historic_Landmarks_in_Maryland

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