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Washington Marriott at Metro Center
775 12th Street NW
Washington DC 20005
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A Downtown Washington, DC Hotel
This downtown hotel is in the vibrant Penn Quarter and Chinatown neighborhood. Home of the Capital One Arena and Warner Theater, our locale is in the heart of a bustling culture filled with entertainment, museums, theaters, hip restaurants, down-home dining, local flagships for high end shopping, sports fans, foodies and culture vultures.
-Pershing Park - Former traffic island transformed into a multi-level park. Open year-round.
-Freedom Plaza - Named in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Open year-round. Lafayette Square, A National Historic Landmark - -Located directly across Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House, this storied, seven-acre park features large statues set north of the White House. Open year-round.
-Lucky Strike Bowling - Boutique bowling, mouthwatering American cuisine, hand-craft cocktails and great music. Open year-round.
-The Ellipse - A beautiful 52-acre green space, perfect for viewing the White House. Open year-round.
-Franklin Square - This broad, tree-shaded park was site of the first wireless message and features of statue of Commodore John Barry. Open year-round.
Museums and Attractions
-Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum - Visit where the legendary caretaker lived and tended to wounded Civil War soldiers.
-International Spy Museum - A museum dedicated to the tradecraft, history and contemporary role of espionage.
-Madame Tussauds Washington, D.C. - Discover the ultimate fan experience when you see the incredible wax figures.
-Marian Koshland Science Museum - National Academy of Sciences - Unique science exhibits with interactive displays that illuminate the role of science in forming policies.
-National Museum of Women in the Arts - The only major museum in the world solely dedicated to recognizing creative contributions of women.
-National Building Museum - Devoted to interpreting the history and impact of the built environment. Stories of architecture, engineering, and design.
-Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery - Here you'll find paintings, photographs and sculptures of the people who have come to define America.
-Peterson House - Across the street from Ford's Theater and the location of President Lincoln's passing. Open for tours.
-Smithsonian American Art Museum - One of the largest and most expansive collections of American art in the world.
-Touchstone Gallery - Artist-owned art gallery exhibiting contemporary work of high quality, vision and innovation.
-U.S. Navy Memorial - Celebrates the camaraderie of service at sea. Zenith Gallery - Seeks out and features exceptional artists at the varying stages of their careers.
-City Center DC - Downtown's signature neighborhood where an unmatched mix of shops, restaurants, apartments, condominiums, office buildings and common area blend for a vibrant urban experience.
-Friendship Archway - Traditional Chinese gate in Chinatown.
-National Mall - National park in downtown D.C.
-The White House - Home of the President of the United States.
-United States Capitol - Home of the United States Congress.