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Thursday, March 25, 2010; 3:43 PM

If you visit the Tidal Basin during the National Cherry Blossom Festival, it's sometimes hard to know exactly what you're looking at, other than lots of pink flowers. Joel Yarvis, Terry Brown, Rob DeFeo and Bill Line of the National Park Service take you on an unforgetable walking tour of the Tidal Basin. Stop at each point on the map and listen as they highlight a different aspect of the history of Washington's iconic natural wonder.

First, print out our PDF map of the Tidal Basin.

To put the tour on your iPod, follow these instructions:

1. Download CherryBlossomTour.Zip to your computer.

2. Unzip the file, using a program like Winzip or StuffIt Expander.

3. Drag the new folder of MP3s into your iTunes music library.

4. Create a playlist of the Cherry Blossom tracks, and transfer the files onto your MP3 player.


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