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Waldorf, MD & Washington, DC Attractions

Situated just 20 miles from downtown Washington, D.C., Waldorf, Maryland offers many exciting activities and attractions. From unique cultural attractions and sports complexes to historic landmarks and museums, Waldorf is a prime destination for leisure travel in Southern Maryland. For more information, visit www.meetcharlescounty.com.

American Indians Cultural Center

Learn about the Piscataway Indians at this unique cultural center that features a museum, a full-scale reproduction longhouse and a trading post, and offers a variety of special events throughout the year. www.piscatawayindians.org

Thomas Stone National Historic Site

Once home to Thomas Stone, an original signer of the Declaration of Independence, this historic house and grounds offer 322 acres of parkland, outbuildings and a family cemetery. The Visitor Center features historic exhibits, an orientation film and a gift shop. Admission is free. www.nps.gov/thst

Budds Creek Motocross Park

This unique, natural terrain motocross racetrack hosts national and international racing events throughout the year, such as the AMA Nationals and the Motocross des Nations. The Park also features private track rentals for BMX and motocross events. www.buddscreek.com

The ShowPlace Arena and Equestrian Center

This unique event center and equestrian complex hosts a range of trade shows, concerts, equestrian events, sporting tournaments and gatherings. It features an indoor arena, show rings, food concessions, horse stables, and catering facilities. www.showplacearena.com

White Plain Regional Park

White Plains Regional Park offers fun recreational opportunities. The beautiful park features an 18-hole public golf course, lighted tennis courts, a playground, a dog park, and soccer, softball, baseball, and football fields. Open daily, 8am-dusk. www.charlescounty.org/pf/parks_rec/parks/index.jsp

Fed Ex Field

Home to the NFL's Washington Redskins, FedEx Field features more than 91,000 seats, club level and luxury box seating, a club level sports bar and a Hooters restaurant. Check out the AAA Ultimate Fan Zone where fans can enjoy pre-game food and entertainment, cheerleader appearances, XBOX games, and prizes. The stadium also hosts concerts and special events. www.redskins.com/fedexfield/

Smithsonian Institution

This research institute and museum complex is made up of 19 museums in Washington D.C., incluidng the National Zoo, and nine unique research centers in the U.S. and abroad. The Smithsonian boasts more than 136 million items in its collections and works alongside 156 affiliate museums, making it the world's largest museum. Visit the National Museum of Natural History and the American Art Museum. www.si.edu

Verizon Center

This 20,000-seat sports arena is home to the NBA's Washington Wizards basketball team, the NHL's Washington Capitals hockey team, the WNBA Washington Mystics and the Georgetown University men's basketball team. The Verizon Center also hosts a diversity of concerts, boxing and wrestling matches, events, and special performances. www.verizoncenter.com

Nationals Park

Home to the Washington Nationals professional baseball team, Nationals Park is a 41,000-seat ballpark with spectacular views of the U.S. Capitol Building and the Washington Monument. The park features a grove of cherry trees and many local food purveyors, such as Flying Dog Brewery, Ben's Chili Bowl and the Red Porch restaurant. www.mlb.mlb.com/was/ballpark

Union Station

Opened in 1907, Union Station is one of the country's largest and busiest train stations and a working terminal for Amtrak, commuter trains and the Washington Metro system. More than 30 million visitors pass through the grand station each year and visitors will find restaurants, shopping, tour operators, art installations and an outdoor market at this historic landmark in Washington, DC. www.unionstationdc.com

White House

Built between 1792-1800, the iconic White House features six stories with famous areas like the oval office, the west wing and the executive residence making up most of the complex. Visitors are welcome to tour the White House, however visitors must contact their members of Congress or the Senate at least one month in advance to arrange for a tour. International visitors can contact their embassies for information about tours. www.whitehouse.gov

National Mall

The National Mall is a two-mile long stretch of park that runs through the center of Washington D.C. - from the Capitol Building to the Potomac River. The park is home to the most famous landmarks, historic buildings and museums in the country. Tour National Mall attractions like the Smithsonian museums, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. www.nps.gov/mall/index.htm

Capitol Building

Home to the United States Senate and House of Representatives, this historic building is the center of American legislative activity and features stunning architecture, a visitor center, historical exhibits and original artwork. Visitors can enjoy a free tour the Capitol Building from the visitor center with advanced reservations. www.visitthecapitol.gov

NSWC Dahlgren Division

The Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division, Dahlgren Laboratory, named for Rear Admiral John A. Dahlgren, is a premier research and development center that serves as a specialty site for weapon system integration. NSWCDD consists of The NSWC Dahlgren Lab (NSWCDL) in Dahlgren, Virginia and the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dam Neck (NSWCDN) in Virginia Beach, Virginia. NSWCDD employs approximately 2400 scientists & engineers. For more information, please visit http://www.navsea.navy.mil/Home/WarfareCenters/NSWCDahlgren.aspx

Joint Base Andrews Naval Air Facility

Established in 1942, Andrews Air Force Base became the Joint Base Andrews Naval Air Facility in 2009, when Andrews was combined with the Naval Air Facility Washington to become one large, unified facility. Home to the 11th Wing unit of the Air Force, Joint Base Andrews Naval Air Facility offers training, equipment and combat force deployment services, as well as services vital to U.S. national security. www.andrews.af.mil

Maryland Veterans Memorial Museum

The Maryland Memorial Museum honors all U.S. Military Veterans. Visit the Museum to see unique exhibits, research America's war history, and attend exciting events. Those who fought on the battlefields and served in support of them should be remembered and honored so that future generations never forget the sacrifices these men and women have made. www.mdvets.cc
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