There are plenty of things to do in Arlington, Virginia but if you are looking for an unusual museum to look at check out the Drug Enforcement Agency Museum and Visitor Center. This fairly new museum opened in 1999 and offers a large selection of artifacts and exhibits. Start out with Illegal Drugs in America: A Modern History. Learn about the history of drugs and the influences they have had in modern America. Chase back the origins of drug problems in modern America since the 19th century when Americans first discovered new wonder drugs like morphine, heroin, and cocaine, our society has confronted the problem of drug abuse and addiction. Then make your way to the present day drug problems in America and learn about the variety of techniques used to help control them. In the Good Drug Bad Behavior exhibit you can learn about the science of how these medicines can have therapeutic effects on the body when taken properly, but detrimental affects when misused. There is also a resource area where visitors can read more about issues surrounding prescription drug abuse and learn about prevention. There is also an exhibit called Target America which stands as a tribute to all the people America has lost to its tragic drug problems. The more interesting part of the museum is the DEA Museum Archive where you can tour the artifacts and collections the DEA has collected. The archive has more than 2000 objects from old patent medicine bottles to more modern drug concealment containers. There are also things like antique opium pipes and homemade booby traps found in marijuana fields. The archive also has 5000 images from the 1800s to the present. Not your average museum awaits you here.
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While you are in Arlington stop by the Washington and Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park, but since that is one big mouthful we will just call in W&OD. The W&OD gets its name from the old railroad that use to travel this way from 1859 to 1968. Today the paved trail of what use to be the railway in now the skinniest and longest trail in Virginia. This park is about 45 miles long but is remarkably only 100 feet wide. . Trail users today may enjoy 45 miles of asphalt trail and 32.5 miles of crushed stone and dirt bridle paths. Today many locals bike and walk this trail frequently and give way to hours of fun along the trail. Along the trail you can find plenty of information about the Railroad during the civil war and the old towns that use to survive along the Trail. Today you can still find hundreds of old houses that were built during the times when the railway was more than its current running trail. Come see the longest and narrowest park in Virginia.