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See the Real D.C. During the Shutdown



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    OK, OK, OK. So we all keep talking about the fact that, if the government shuts down, the Smithsonians will be closed. But aside from the fact that this might put a cramp in our constant checking of the National Zoo's Flickr page, how's it really going to affect the average Washingtonian's weekend?

    Smithsonians are fun and all, but they're mainly for getting dragged through by visiting relatives.

    That said, Cultural Tourism DC has offered a list of fun things to /see/visit while the government is shut down (other than worry/be grumpy): 

    African American Civil War Memorial
    African Continuum Theatre Company
    Arena Stage
    Art Museum of the Americas
    Barracks Row Main Street
    Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
    Bike and Roll
    Chinatown Community Cultural Center
    Congressional Cemetery Association
    Corcoran Gallery of Art
    DAR Museum
    DC Metro Food Tours
    Dumbarton House Museum
    The Flea Market at Eastern Market
    Folger Shakespeare Library
    Goethe Institut Washington
    Hemphill Fine Art
    Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
    Honfleur Art Gallery
    IDB Cultural Center
    International Spy Museum
    Italian Cultural Institute
    Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington, DC 
    John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
    Joy of Motion Dance Center
    Katzen Arts Center at American University
    Koshland Science Museum
    Kreeger Museum
    The L. Ron Hubbard House in Washington, DC
    Madame Tussauds Washington, DC
    National Building Museum
    National Museum of Women in the Arts
    The Phillips Collection
    President Lincoln's Cottage
    The Studio Theatre
    The Textile Museum
    Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
    Twins Jazz Club
    Washington Photo Safari
    Washington Walks
    Woodrow Wilson House

    Now get out there, have fun, and if you're a government worker, go have a free burger.

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