Patriotic Places to Visit in the U.S.

By Lauren Viera - 2013-07-03T16:59:13Z

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National Mall

Washington, D.C.

The vast grassy expanse that connects the Capitol and the Lincoln Memorial is one of the most visited patriotic places in the country, attracting around 24 million visitors annually. It was designed in 1791 by Pierre L’Enfant for the future city of Washington, D.C., to form a so-called grand avenue between the Capitol and a planned statue of the city’s namesake.

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