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Friday, Apr 8, 2016 at 6:47 AM

Nat'l Park Week Offers Free Entry to 410 National Parks

Nat'l Park Week Offers Free Entry to 410 National Parks

National Park Week offers free entry to the nation's 410 national parks. Read »

Friday, Apr 8, 2016 at 7:40 AM

Richmond's Black History Museum to Reopen at New Spot

Richmond's Black History Museum to Reopen at New Spot

The Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia will open its doors to the public May 10 at the Leigh Street Armory. Read »

Thursday, Apr 7, 2016 at 8:40 AM

22 Secrets About Wizarding World of Harry Potter

22 Secrets About Wizarding World of Harry Potter

You can sit in the actual Hogwarts Express seat from the movie plus more little-known facts about Universal Studio Hollywood's new park. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 5:26 PM
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By Sophia Barnes

Top 10 Virginia Day Trips for Spring

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Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 5:26 PM
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By Brooke Evans, NBC Washington

Top 10 Maryland Day Trips for Spring

Temperatures are rising and flowers are blooming. Celebrate springtime at one of... View gallery »

Tuesday, Apr 5, 2016 at 7:14 AM

Muggles' Guide to Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Muggles' Guide to Wizarding World of Harry Potter

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood opens April 7, and we have a sneak peek at what to expect when the gates open. Read »

Monday, Apr 4, 2016 at 5:59 AM

National Parks in Md. Launch Geocaching Game

National Parks in Md. Launch Geocaching Game

The National Park Service and the Maryland Geocaching Society aim to introduce more people to the game of finding hidden objects using GPS devices. Read »

Friday, Apr 1, 2016 at 2:28 PM

Marine Corps Museum Reopens With 2 New Aircraft

Marine Corps Museum Reopens With 2 New Aircraft

The National Museum for the Marine Corps is reopening Friday, with a newly renovated space and several upcoming events. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 11:24 AM

Light City Brings Jaw-Dropping Displays to Baltimore

Light City Brings Jaw-Dropping Displays to Baltimore

Baltimore will shine bright this week during Light City, a large-scale celebration of lights and innovation featuring jaw-dropping displays and special events. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 4:31 PM
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By Anna Riley

PHOTOS: Light City's Jaw-Dropping Displays in Baltimore

Light City Baltimore brightens up the city this week with interactive and unique... View gallery »

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Sarah Pixley Sarah is a freelance photographer and the founder of True Icon Media. When she's not snapping photos of a ridiculous amount of objects, she spends her time enjoying the splendor of D.C. life. Send her tips and ideas: info (at) trueiconmedia (dot) com.
Carissa DiMargo Carissa DiMargo is an editor and writer for NBC Washington. Follow her on Twitter @dcscene.