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An energy businessman is donating a record $35 million to the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History to build a new dinosaur hall on the National Mall, the museum complex announced Thursday.
The nonprofit Trust for the National Mall is naming the winners of a design competition to overhaul three neglected sites on the expanse often called America's front yard.
Space shuttle Discovery is preparing to move into its new home at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum annex in northern Virginia.
Hundreds of people gathered in front of the Lincoln Memorial for a sunrise Easter service.
Experts are trying to determine whether the National Mall and the nation's monuments are sinking and whether the August earthquake made it worse.
The National Mall is not looking its best, ripped up due to construction work. Beyond the Mall, tourist spots like Union Station and the National Cathedral are also suffocated in scaffolding and orange mesh. It leaves a lot to be desired for tourists in town to see the cherry blossoms.
National parks in D.C., Maryland and Virginia generated more than $1.8 billion in revenue in 2010 from 58 million visitors and supported more than 22,000 related jobs.
Visitors can see the first work of 360-degree cinema in a continuous cylinder from sundown to midnight from March 22 through May 20.
Fifty years ago, the carousel on the Mall sat in Gwynn Oak Amusement Park just outside of Baltimore. Gwynn Oak opened in the 1890s and was "Whites-Only" for many years.
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