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Washington Monument

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Address: 2 15th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007
Phone Number: 202-426-6841
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Activities: City walk sightseeing, Group tours/walking tour
Description: Prominent 555-foot-high classical obelisk where visitors are whisked by...
Prominent 555-foot-high classical obelisk where visitors are whisked by elevator to an observation deck for spectacular views of America's capital.
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A Trip to The Top

We arrived at 8:30 on a Wednesday morning, and there was already a long, winding line to pick up tickets. We managed to get 4 tickets for a 6 PM time. If you want your choice of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Winter Garden, FL

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Winter Garden, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We arrived at 8:30 on a Wednesday morning, and there was already a long, winding line to pick up tickets. We managed to get 4 tickets for a 6 PM time. If you want your choice of times, you have to get there much earlier! If you know you're going to be in D.C. at least 6 months in advance,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Make sure you get there early they start handing out tix at 8:30 am. You are limited to 6 per person. The view is amazing. A must see!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Remember to get to the ticket office, at the base of the monument, early to clim your tickets on the day you want to go up. Or, contact your congressman or senator a month head if your trip, their staff can get you tickets. Otherwise, loiter around the benches at the entrance, school groups usually have more tickets than they... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I got to go to D.C. when I was 12. This was a great trip for a history buff! You cant go all the way up to the top of the monument but you can get pretty close. The gift shop was cute but the history tour was the best part!

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New Haven, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I went here with my wife and 3 and 5 year old children and my parents. The Washington Monument is a nice site and it gives something for my kids to identify with Washington DC and since they loved the CN Tower in Toronto and the Space Needle in Seattle, it seemed a natural attraction for my family. It was... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

It is free of charge to go up 555 ft. by elevator ,but you should be there early morning around 7:30 as there will be no ticket after 9:00AM.

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Rockford, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

The Washington Monument is the fantastic centerpiece to the entire Washington Mall. This is my second trip to DC and the first thing that I look for is the monument. It is beautiful! Man made to give thanks to one of the creators of the United States and it does a very good job. We took pictures that looked like... More 

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Hyattsville, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Because I live 15 minutes from Washington DC. I know for a fact the 4th of July is NOT the time to visit the Monument, however if you like intense heat, big crowds and un-ending excitement knowing you are in the Nation's Capitol on Independence Day. Give it a try, the fireworks alone is worth the trip, just know you... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

The Washington Monument is a place not to miss when visiting the National Mall. It was a popular site to add to your vision after reading the literature about it. The line to get up to the top is always long. If you could get up there, the view of Washington is great. Instead of standing in lines for hours,... More 

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Fayettville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We did not get advance tickets and did not want to stand in line but the view from outside is incredible. It's visible all over DC and is a must if you are visiting! Be prepared to walk if you are doing the Washington monument to the Lincoln Memorial

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Address: Address: 2 15th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007
Phone Number: 202-426-6841
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > National Mall

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