Arts, Culture & Entertainment
Since opening in October 2007, the Madame Tussaud Museum in Washington DC, has allowed visitors to get up close and personal with A-list celebrities, sports legends, political heavyweights, and historical icons, and also relive historical times and iconic moments.
Since opening in 2008, the Newseum continues to offer visitors attractive, interactive, and innovative ways to experience five centuries of news history in its seven-tier gallery, which also has theaters, retail spaces, and visitor services.
In addition to providing visitors information, the Washington Welcome Center offers a variety of DC souvenir gifts, T-shirts, and memorabilia for sale.
Located in Chinatown, the Rocket Bar offers a wide selection of beer, wines, and cocktail drinks, American cuisine, and several gaming options such as a pool table, darts, and a shuffleboard among others.
With an edgy, hip, rock ‘n’ roll theme, Tattoo Bar offers a place to enjoy both the simplicity of a bar and the splendors of a nightclub. With the flexibility of music genres, Tattoo has established itself as a true pioneer of the “Party Rock” theme in the DC nightlife scene.
Built in 1980, the Western Plaza was subsequently renamed Freedom Plaza in 1988, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. who had developed his "I have a dream speech" within close proximity to this space. Freedom Plaza remains a popular space for political protests and civic events in Washington DC.For information regarding Freedom Plaza you will need to contact the National Park Service. Please click on link for additional information: http://www.nps.gov/nama/planyourvisit/permits.htm.
Since opening in 1992, the Theatre Lab has acquired renown as the larges and most comprehensive school for the dramatic arts offering a wide range of theatre training classes and programs to people of all ages, particularly the traditionally underserved population.
The Carnegie Library is an important national landmark, and vital component of Mount Vernon Square history for the past 200 years. It is now the official home of the Historical Society of Washington, the Kiplinger library, and also serves as a space for special events.
The Walter E. Washington Convention Center, a 2.3 million-square-foot conventions and meetings facility, is equipped to handle events of all sizes, from small groups and break-out meetings to events for 500 to 42,000 attendees. One of the most energy-efficient buildings for its size, the Convention Center includes a range of mixed-use exhibit spaces, 198,000 square feet of flexible meeting space with a total of 77 break-out rooms and the largest ballroom in the region.
Destination DC serves as the lead organization to successfully manage and market Washington, DC as a premier global convention, tourism and special events destination, with a special emphasis on the arts, cultural and historical communities.