The 10 Best Things to Do in District Heights, United States

October 27, 2017 Osvaldo Hartline

District Heights is an incorporated city in Prince George's County, Maryland, located near Maryland Route 4. The population was 5,837 at the 2010 United States Census. For more information, see the separate articles on Forestville, Maryland and Suitland.
Restaurants in District Heights

1. ELD Touring Enterprises Day Tours

2107 Marbury Dr, District Heights, MD 20747-3324
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5 based on 61 reviews

ELD Touring Enterprises Day Tours

Private and semi-private sightseeing tours of Washington, DC and vicinity. Guaranteed small group sizes (6 passengers maximum). Semi-private tours depart from 11th and E Street NW, with reservations.

Reviewed By Rachel B - Cancun, Mexico

Eddie was our guid. So accommodating. Very knowledgable. Highly recommend. The Pentagon memorial is something I never would have gone to see but Eddie had fascinating details that most people will miss. He dropped us off at our hotel after. Was so convenient.

2. FedExField

1600 Fedex Way, Landover, MD 20785-4534 +1 301-276-6000
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3.5 based on 275 reviews

FedExField

Reviewed By Christopher U - Scranton, PA

Recently attended the Redskins vs Raiders game. I didn't expect much going into this game, but as it turns out, the Red Zone Lot is great for tailgating, live band, corn hole tournament, food truck(s), etc. It was a really pleasant surprise. It also opens 1 hr earlier than any other lot.

The stadium itself wasn't bad either. Prices were high as they are in every NFL stadium, but the food options were pretty good and offered a decent variety (pizza, burgers, jerk chicken, etc.).

All in all, I enjoyed my trip to the stadium and wouldn't hesitate to return there for another game.

3. Watkins Regional Park

301 Watkins Park Dr, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774-1950 +1 301-218-6700
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4.5 based on 60 reviews

Watkins Regional Park

Reviewed By Bertram S - Wyoming, Michigan, United States

We came here to ride the carousel. It’s a 1905 Dentzel, and it truly contains some of the greatest treasures of the carousel world. The kangaroo has a mechanism that makes it simulate jumping. Only 3 of them were made, and this is the only one still on a carousel. The two buffalo are the only Dentzel buffalo still in existence. The leopard would be very rare as well. The two donkeys are very rare as well. At least 3 of the animals, including a lion kept in a glass case, were made by E Joy Morris, and there are some Daniel Muller horses on the platform too. This carousel has been beautifully restored, and is very well kept. We found it to be very enjoyable.

4. Lincoln Memorial

2 Lincoln Memorial Cir NW, Washington DC, DC 20037 (202) 426-6841
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4.5 based on 26 reviews

Lincoln Memorial

Reviewed By internationalmama - Wooster, Ohio

We took our friend from Zambia to DC, and she was so interested in seeing the Lincoln Memorial, as this President is known world-wide. I'd been there previously, but visiting again gave me a new appreciation for the simple beauty, something President Lincoln would have loved. It's a great place to bring families to talk about the price that was paid to keep this country unified.

5. Korean War Veterans Memorial

10 Daniel French Dr SW, Washington DC, DC 20002 +1 202-426-6841
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4.5 based on 9 reviews

Korean War Veterans Memorial

This memorial to Korean War veterans consists of the Pool of Remembrance and the triangular Field of Service depicting 19 soldiers on the field of combat.

Reviewed By LizNnawlins - New Orleans, Louisiana

We saw this during a night tour and there was no lighting near the statues. I have pictures from my oldest daughter's night tour a few years back that showed subtle light cast on the statues at night. There was trash among the statues too. I hope this is just out of the ordinary and that this memorial gets as much attention as any other. Don't let my review discourage you from seeing it, even with neglect it is a powerful tribute.

6. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

100 Raoul Wallenberg Plaza SW, Washington DC, DC 20024-2126 +1 202-488-0400
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4.5 based on 9 reviews

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity. Tickets are only needed from March 1 to August 31 to visit the Museum's Permanent Exhibition, which tells the history of the Holocaust from 1933 to 1945. Exhibitions Include: Permanent Exhibition: The Holocaust Spanning three floors, the self-guided Permanent Exhibition presents a narrative history of the Holocaust and features historical artifacts, photographs, and film footage. Personal objects and the concluding eyewitness testimonies highlight the stories of individuals. Recommended for ages 11 or older. The Portal: A Real-Time Conversation with People Forced to Flee Persecution The Shared Studios Portal allows you to have a face-to-face conversation with someone in another part of the world-as if you are standing in the same room. Through this installation, visitors will be able to converse in real time with displaced persons or refugees in Iraq, Jordan, and Germany Remember the Children: Daniel's Story Representing the experiences of many Jewish children during the Nazi era, "Daniel" narrates through his diary the history of the Holocaust in ways that children can understand. Recreated environments present life in a middle-class German home, in a Jewish ghetto in occupied Poland, and finally at the Auschwitz concentration camp. The exhibition is explicit without being graphic. Recommended for ages 8 or older. Some Were Neighbors: Collaboration & Complicity in the Holocaust Some Were Neighbors: Collaboration & Complicity in the Holocaust addresses one of the central questions about the Holocaust: How was it possible? The central role of Hitler and other Nazi Party leaders is indisputable. Less well understood is these perpetrators' dependence on countless others for the execution of Nazi racial policies. Within Nazi Germany and across German-dominated Europe, circles of collaboration and complicity rippled throughout governments and societies wherever victims of persecution and mass murder lived.

Reviewed By jamusaba - Florida

Graphic description and historical account of the racial atrocities committed by the Nazi’s during WW II. Starts with the history of the rise of the Nazi Party and Hitler in Germany and their sweeping expansion throughout continental Europe and their inhuman treatment of the Jewish peoples in concentration camps. The graphics pull no punches and it is impossible to leave this memorial/ museum unmoved.

7. Vietnam Veterans Memorial

5 Henry Bacon Dr NW, Washington DC, DC 20242 +1 202-426-6841
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4.5 based on 9 reviews

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Emotionally stirring memorial pays tribute to the men and women who served in one of America's most controversial wars.

Reviewed By hisons - California

This was my second visit here, but the first with our 13 and 10 year olds. My oldest daughter couldn't believe how many names (and lives lost) are on the memorial. It makes for a good discussion about war, and why or why not such a thing happens. Paying respects is important, and this is so beautifully done...names etched forever.

8. National Air and Space Museum

6th and Independence Ave., SW, Washington DC, DC 20560 +1 202-633-2214
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4.5 based on 19 reviews

National Air and Space Museum

The most popular of the Smithsonian museums features the Wright Brothers' 1903 Flyer and Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis.

Reviewed By Reasonable50 - Greenwich, Connecticut

This was a great choice for tired me. I was able to go to displays and then take 25 minutes for each IMAX or Planetarium show in between. I ended up seeing 4 very educational shows in all. Of course admission to the Museum is free.. the shows are not. They are worth it however and are discounted by $3 after the first. Great museum for adults and kids alike.

9. Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

10th Street and Constitution Ave, Washington DC, DC 20560 +1 202-633-1000
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4.5 based on 10 reviews

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Established in 1910 and located on the National Mall, this prestigious museum, part of the Smithsonian Institution, holds the world's most extensive collection of natural history specimens and human artifacts including the remains of dinosaurs and tools used by early man.

Reviewed By hisons - California

Our family enjoyed this museum...there was something for everyone! Whether you're into dinosaurs, Egyptian artifacts & mummies, ocean life, rocks & geology, animals, birds...so much to see!

10. Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

400 Michigan Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20017-1566 +1 202-526-8300
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5 based on 1 reviews

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

Reviewed By P F B - Edison, New Jersey

WOW. What a beautiful cathedral. This is overwhelming. The crypt level contains dozens of separate chapels to visit, as well as the Memorial Hall. The upper church level contains several more chapels as well as the main church area. There is a lot to explore. The architecture and color is breathtaking. Arrive at the right time and watch the colors of the stained glass windows like up the church as the sun hits. Breakfast in the cafeteria was very good and offered scrambled eggs, a choice of meat, potatoes, and a variety of breads and pastries.

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