With a treasure trove of historical artifacts and sites located practically everywhere you turn, many adults love Washington, D.C. and can spend hours at a single museum gobbling up the history. But, let's face it. Kids just want to have fun. 10Best has found the top places where kids will stare in wonder, find joy in neat surroundings and – dare we say – learn something too.
We start our list at the National Zoological Park because you get to see an amazing array of mammals, reptiles and amphibians yet the visit is all free of charge. Have your children participate in hands on activities at the National Building Museum including building arches and working on different tool kits to solve projects. One museum that is a must for every kid is the National Air and Space Museum which hosts the 1903 Wright Flyer and Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis plane.
If your child needs to be able to run freely and burn a little energy, the green on the National Mall is the place to go. On a sunny, warm day, a number of folks will picnic or play soccer or football games there.
Whatever your child's interests, you are sure to find an attraction in the nation's capital to please them.