Zoo and Theme Parks in Washington DC

Open 364 days a year, the Smithsonian’s National Zoo is one of Washington D.C.’s, and the Smithsonian’s, most popular tourist destinations, with more than 2 million visitors from all over the world each year. The Zoo instills a lifelong commitment to conservation through engaging experiences with animals and the people working to save them.
The area housing The Carousel features a newly-built playground, toddler play area and picnic tables for families looking to relax and soak up some sun at the harbor. The Carousel is located on National Plaza at the north end of National Harbor along the waterfront.
Six Flags America is DC's Thrill Capital featuring more than 100 exciting rides, games, shows and attractions including Hurricane Harbor water park.

Six Flags America

Six Flags America in Washington DC

Take a look at all the amazing things to do while at Six Flags America — from pulse-pounding roller coasters to gentler options for tots.

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The Carousel at National Harbor

The Carousel at National Harbor in Washington DC

The Carousel at National Harbor is a 36-foot Americana-themed carousel featuring a herd of whimsical creatures with the Potomac River as the backdrop.
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The National Zoo

The National Zoo in Washington DC

At the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute, we save species. We provide engaging experiences with animals and create and share knowledge to save wildlife and habitats.
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