Getting inside is hard, but walking around outside of it is a colorful experience. On any given day, you’re likely to see protestors, Americans paying their respects, and even motorcades among the hustle and bustle of activity. You can actually get inside by submitting a request to your local senator in advance. The inside is a lot smaller than you’d think, but you’re also only allowed in a few certain areas of the building. Visitors, for example, don’t even get to go into the wing of the White House that contains the Oval Office, so that whole half of the building is off-limits. It’s still very cool to see, especially when you think about the fact that people actually live here.