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Washington D.C: Self-Guided Walking Tour with GPS & Audio

1. Washington D.C: Self-Guided Walking Tour with GPS & Audio

Spend the day exploring Washington D.C., listening to the history narrated by professional voice artists, and reading the information curated by creative writers. See the iconic monuments and buildings of this historic city on this self-guided tour. Begin next to Pershing Park, right across from the White House south lawn. From here, make your way to the White House itself, admire the seat of American power, and learn some facts about its construction.  From here, head south toward Constitution Gardens and pick up some insight into D.C.’s complicated history along the way. Through the gardens, find what was once the city’s most controversial monument: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Next, head to the Lincoln Memorial, and then the Korean War Veterans Memorial. Hear about the fraught political struggle which wracked the White House during this bloody conflict. Discover the aftermath of the War of 1812, and how D.C. grew into what it is today. The next monument will be the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, honoring the nation’s most revered civil rights leader. Then cross the Kutz Bridge and learn why the Potomac River is so significant to this city’s history. From this bridge, see the Thomas Jefferson Memorial. Then, reach the National Mall. Here’s you’ll get an up-close look at the Washington Monument and learn the history of George Washington’s connection to this important city. Along this route, pass many museums. This includes the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and the National Gallery of Art.  On the final leg of the tour, arrive at three of the most crucial buildings in the city: The Library of Congress, the Capitol Building, and the Supreme Court of the United States. The tour will conclude here, amid these three awe-inspiring structures.

Washington: National Mall Exploration Game

2. Washington: National Mall Exploration Game

Explore the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. with a city exploration game on your smartphone. Solve clues and puzzles that lead you to the next interesting location while learning about the history of Philip Reid. Stop and start as you please with plenty of time to see each attraction. Begin the game at Columbus Circle and embark on a 2-hour exploration of the U.S. Capitol. At each location, solve the puzzle or related clue on your phone and take on the role of a famous historian. Follow the paths of Philip Reid and discover this important U.S. monument. Tickle your brain as you see important sites such as the Supreme Court, Library of Congress, and other lesser-known places. Learn the fascinating story of the National Botanic Garden in the National Mall and enjoy a unique way to learn about the U.S. Move through the game at your own pace. Just pause and resume at any time from the location where you last stopped. Enjoy on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other.

3-Hour Washington, D.C Urban Adventure Scavenger Hunt

3. 3-Hour Washington, D.C Urban Adventure Scavenger Hunt

Turn Washington, D.C. into a giant board game with the Urban Adventure Quest interactive scavenger hunt! Combine the thrill of the race with a unique and exciting sightseeing tour of the city. Start the experience from the heart of the iconic National Mall, located between the White House and the Lincoln Memorial. Adventurers are free to set their own pace, progressing rapidly through the game or choosing to soak up the city's sights and culture, following a smart phone-guided tour among the notable museums and celebrated landmarks of the United States capital. Solve riddles, find clues, and complete challenges, all the while discovering a fascinating cosmopolitan city rich with political and cultural history. Points of interest on Your quest: National Mall Smithsonian Castle Sculpture Garden Indian Museum Rose Garden Heritage Trail Ford Theatre

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4.3 / 5

based on 12 reviews

Lots of Urban FUn

This adventure was a great way to interact creatively with friends and explore parts of DC we've never been to. We were able to get way with solving all 18 questions without using any hints - be careful with spelling, extra spaces, and abbreviations though. We wished the questions were a bit more challenging and had more riddles/solving complex problems (for an age reference, we are all in our mid-twenties). A group of 5 was great for this. Definitely recommend, and will be checking out in other cities!

All of my students were totally engaged

I did this scavenger quest with my advanced ESL class. Since everyone on the team could access the clues on their phone, everyone was totally engaged. The STUDENTS led themselves; the teacher (me) just supported and confirmed. We were guided to some fun, interactive sights on the National Mall, so we chose to hang out and enjoy a few of those.

Interesting and fun

Cool and educational at the same time, but be sure to do during the daylight so everything is open to solve the questions.

Fun for the family

The scavenger hunt was indeed fun. It could be better though. Ending could have been better. It was a bit anticlimactic.

Very well done. I liked it better than the many times more expensive bus tours.