8 Crazy Things You Can Only Find in the District

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One of the best things about the greater DMV is discovering those one-of-a-kind destinations; the must-do activities that set our town apart from other towns. We hunted around for some of the coolest – and rarest – things you can do in the 25 square miles that make up our Nation’s Capital. Giant chair? Check. Statues of old famous people? Check. Tired Kiddos – definite check! So read on Mamas and Papas for some of the slightly zany things you can find only in D.C.

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  1. Debate the theory of relativity with Albert Einstein and his penny-ful statue at Constitution and 21st Street NW. Bonus: This is one statue that kids are allowed to climb all over.

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2. Shout hello, hello, hello at the Canadian Embassy’s Echo Chamber on Pennsylvania Avenue.

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3. Grab some fresh fish for dinner at The Wharf, the oldest outdoor fish market in the U.S. Nomnomnom!

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4. Check out where President and Mrs. Lincoln would escape DC’s oppressive summers at Lincoln’s Summer Cottage. Hint – it’s only 10 minutes from the White House.

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5. Tire the kiddos out by making them bound up the Exorcist Stairs on the edge of Georgetown.

oPhoto: Justine J. via Yelp

6. Take a pic in a GIANT Adirondack Chair at Duke Ellington School for the Arts – it’s the largest one in the world! Really!

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7. Ever wanted to ride horses through D.C.? Visit the Rock Creek Park Horse Center and pretend you’re in the wild wild west. Because sometimes the beltway feels that way!

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8. Feeling nostalgic? Lounge under your state tree at the Grove of Great American Trees at the National Arboretum.

What other ultra-unique things would you add to this list? Tell us in the comments below.

–Hilary Riedemann