Wednesday, April 18, 2012
If you live near Altoona, State College, Clearfield or DuBois, Pennsylvania
There is a bus trip by Fullington Trailways on their tour bus going to the Smithsonian Institution Musuems in Washington on April 28th ( next Saturday ).
The bus trip is only $68.00 and the Museums have free admission.
Just call 814 765 7871 before Friday, April 20th to reserve a seat on the bus and to find out the time to meet the bus in your area ! Call toll free at 800 252 3893.
The bus stops at a nice restaurant for breakfast, the museums have restaurants, cafeterias and coffee shops where you can get a bite to eat and at 5:00 p.m. , the bus picks you up from the Museums and then goes to the Union Station in Washington for dinner. At Union Station you will find plenty of eateries and boutiques for every taste and pocketbook. It is like a mall with a historic atmosphere built over 100 years ago.
The Smithsonian is within walking distance to the Washington Monument and the Capital Building. If you would like to walk a little further , there is the Lincoln Memorial and White House to see at a closer view.
You can even dine at the American History Museum and have a view of the Washington Monument as shown on a photo below ! The food is delicious at the restaurants.
At the American History Museum you can see Abraham Lincoln's hat, Michael Jackson's hat, Dorothy's red shoes from the Wizard of Oz, Archie Bunker's chair , President Grant's carriage, the Star Spangled Banner , fashion and dinnerware from the White House from days gone by and a whole lot more.
At the Natural History Museum, you can see the Hope Diamond, Marie Antionette's jewelry, gold nuggets, huge gemstones, dinosaurs and fossils, etc.
There is an Air and Space Museum with aircraft from the Wright Brothers to the Moon Explorers and everything inbetween.
Also, there is an Art Museum, an Indian Museum, the Smithsonian Castle, and 13 more museums to visit.
You can see the Capital Building and also the Washington Monument from the Smithsonian Museums and both are within walking distance.
Photos below of items and artifacts in the Museums..
Dining in the American History Museum Cafeteria Restaurant. Good old American Food !
An educational and enjoyable trip for all ages !