We did the walking for you to find the best of The Mall in Washington, D.C. Here are our most treasured museums, attractions, memorials, restaurants, and things to do in America's Backyard.
Finding the Southern infusions on The Mall can be fun--they're around every corner.
- The original Greensboro, North Carolina, lunch counter used for a sit-in in 1960 at the National Museum of American History.
- A life-size North Atlantic right whale suspended from the ceiling in the new Sant Ocean Hall (opened last fall) at the Museum of Natural History. The whales breed off the coast of Georgia.
- A painted football presented to The University of Alabama coach Paul "Bear" Bryant at the Smithsonian Castle Commons.
- The Wright Flyer of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, in the Air and Space Museum.
photo: National Museum of the American Indian