As would be expected in the capital city of the United States of America, the Washington, D.C. area offers unmatched access to incredible museums, monuments, and sights. The U.S. Capital, the White House, the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, the Viet Nam Memorial, the Smithsonian Institute, the United States Holocaust Museum, and the incredible National Museum of African American History and Culture, are just a few of the must see attractions in the District of Columbia. Foreign teams report being welcomed by their national embassy, while domestic teams have been welcomed by their congressmen and senators. Many athletes and their families have taken the opportunity to visit Howard University, Georgetown University and the many other colleges in the area. Six Flags America - Upper Marlboro amusement park is only a few minutes from the track. Don't worry about traffic, the D.C. Metro subway system puts you steps away from everything. Historic Fort McHenry, birthplace of the Star Spangled Banner, and the Great Blacks in Wax Museum, can be found in nearly Baltimore. And if your schedule allows, hop on a fast Amtrak Metroliner train from historic Union Station for a day trip to Philadelphia or New York City. The International Youth Track and Field Championship is more than a stadium and track meet, it is a unique experience for all athletes and their families.