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Watergate Complex

Neighbourhood: Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
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Address: 2600 Virginia Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-1905
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The office building where the Watergate scandal led to the downfall of...

The office building where the Watergate scandal led to the downfall of President Nixon.

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This is a cluster of buildings with historic ties to the Watergate scandal. Buildings are not very attractive and contain shops, apartments and offices. Good for a drive by.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Toledo, Ohio
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Toledo, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a cluster of buildings with historic ties to the Watergate scandal. Buildings are not very attractive and contain shops, apartments and offices. Good for a drive by.

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Fairfield, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

If you are over 40, you likely recognize the significance of the Watergate in political terms. If you are under 40, you likely can recall recent scandals or controversies ending with "gate" (eg, Bridgegate, Nannygate, Travelgate, Troopergate, Deflategate), all deriving their ending from the intrigue, conspiracy, and controversy surrounding the Watergate hotel, office, and shopping complex located in the Foggy... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Located in foggy bottom near Kennedy center it offers visitors many choices. And diversions with shops restaurants. Hotels and a top notch health club. This is located across the street from a friend of ours and has afforded us many hours of diversions. A good spot to go before or after coverts at Kennedy center and ample parking. Which is... More 

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Riverside, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

There's really not much to see. A marker. You don't get a sense of any history without additional research on your own.

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Yuma, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

Don't go out of your way to see it, but if you walk to the Kennedy Center, its directly north, so you might as well check it out.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

Oh my goodness. Go to the Kennedy Center and definitely walk along the river front path (taking due care about the homicidal bicyclists who are in a tearing hurry and are vastly more important than you) but there is literally nothing to see or do here unless you like crumbling concrete or lousy property managers who seem intent on running... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

Located next to the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, it is another attraction to visit when you're in the area. I'm surprised to learn that TripAdvisor had included it (#205) in the "To Do List" in Washington, DC. They're just buildings for housing, offices and retail stores. NOTE: It became infamous in the 1970's when some President Nixon men... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015

If you haven't heard about the Watergate, then this place is probably not for you. Its whole significance lies in the events that took place surrounding the break-in at the Democratic National Committee and the Nixon's WH involvement and subsequent attempt to cover it up. But the building itself is actually quite ugly, representative of a time when architecture took... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

Historical location and interesting visit for someone in the hospitality industry like myself whom is a history buff. While growing up in the Washington, DC area I attempted to be an extra while they were filming All The Presidents Men and the story of the Watergate break in by the "plumbers" and the story of Deep Throat.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

I'm not sure this actually qualifies as an attraction. It's an ugly, run-down condo complex (currently under some renovations). Best thing about this area is the Georgetown Waterfront across the street.

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