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Washington Monument

2 15th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007 (National Mall)
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Ranked #37 of 255 Attractions in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Activities: City walk sightseeing, Group tours/walking tour
Description: 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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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Staying at the JW Marriott we had the privilege of having a room with a view of the Washington Monument. Visit this monument and Lincoln Memorial at night! They are stunning when lit up in the dark. (You need all the daylight hours to tour other sites that have closing times). This is close to the White House, so check... More

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Tickets are available every day at 8:30 for that days tours, be in line before 8:30, we got there at 8:35 on a very chilly 40 degree with gusty winds-thinking with the weather not a lot of people would be in line-wrong. By the time we got to the ticket counter at 8:50 only 4 times were available for tours.... More

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Rahway, New Jersey
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I have come to DC on many occasions and I was always to late to get tickets for this monument. So I made this my very first stop of the day and I was able to choose my tickets. I wanted to visit the Holocaust Museum first so I choose an afternoon visit. So I could have a snack before... More

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Sevenoaks, Kent
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52 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Got our tickets from the lodge at about 9.00 and got the choice of which time we wanted to go up the monument. I think it pays to get there early as when we returned for our 11.00 visit all the tickets for that day had gone. Brilliant views across Washington from the top and some great photo opportunities. The... More

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Quezon City, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We saw this from afar and didn't venture inside due to a tight schedule. I would have liked to explore the best of DC but I'll definitely return here.

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Lakeland, Florida, United States
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24 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

you might have to wait a while to get up there but it is worth the wait such a wonderful view and so much history. thankfully repaired after the quake would have been a terrible loss.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

A great monument! A must see. A great place to just relax. There is plenty of space due to the size of the reflection pool. Standing next to it is a sight to see how tall it really is.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We visited this monument both at night and during the day. At night the area is very safe and well lit. I did not see one homeless person or any one begging for money near any if the monuments. During the day we obtained tickets to ride up to the top of the monument. The tickets are free. You can... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

We arrived a little early and they were getting people in ahead of schedule. It was a short wait and we were up on top with wonderful views. The rangers answered questions and gave lots of great information. You can stay as long as you like and check out everything or head back down and out.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

My most recent visit to the D.C. area included a late-night tour through the various monuments. The Washington Monument is spectacular at night, with the flags surrounding it lit, as well as the monument itself. I'm glad that they've completed the repairs/renovations now, and you can actually go inside again.

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