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Washington Monument

Address: 2 15th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007 (National Mall)
Phone Number: 202-426-6841
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Ranked #38 of 461 things to do in Washington DC
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Type: Monuments & statues, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Prominent 555-foot-high classical obelisk where visitors are whisked...
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Type: Monuments & statues, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Group tours/walking tour
Owner 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
37 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Of course the Washington monument is a must see. I didn't get to go to the top as mentioned in other reviews due to an ice storm.But there are lots of picture perfect moments to capture

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Nice quick tour with one of a kind views. You ride an elevator to about 500' and there are two windows on each side. Way worth the effort if you are in DC

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New York City, New York
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Want to get a tickets to the Washington Monument without waiting forever in line? It's simple - just visit in February with temps in the teens! We were in DC during a bitter cold snap for a college visit. With the temperature at 14, we headed over to the ticket booth for same day tickets (opens at 8:30am). We arrived... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Go to the little gift shop and ask for tickets to ride the elevator to the top From here you can see DC! The elevator will stop on the way back down briefly and let you see art inside as well. It was fun to see this with some teens who had made snow angels and art. They looked for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Got tickets for a 2 o'clock ride up to the top. The views where stunning and it was a clear day so could see for miles. The rangers where really nice and helpful. The ranger stopped the lift a couple of times on the way down so we could see the plaques inside. It was one of the highlights of... More 

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Tralee, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Iconic structure that one has to visit Very nice staff Well designed and great 360 views from the top I would advise you to book tickets beforehand as they will be gone early They are hoping to allow people to walk down the steps inside soon and so see the original stone plaques Highly recommended

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Falls Church, Virginia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The Washington Monument is one of the most iconic memorials in all of DC. If you have never went up into the monument and looked out you don't know what you are missing. The view is stunning. We went on a very cold, but clear day in February 2015 (We have set records for cold this month, so very very... More 

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Georgetown, Guyana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Just couldn't stop looking at it and seeing it in the reflecting pool is one of life's cool things. The visit up to the viewing deck is really interesting because you learn a lot about it, but go on a clear day and you can see so much. Just a great attraction. Went there first thing in the morning at... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

There are free tickets to go up the monument but if you turn up on the day you will only get what is available . We booked online and it $2 to secure the time we wanted but you need to book at least a week ahead to have choice for more than parties of 2 . Tip here to... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is one place Everyone should take advanagted to go visit. The best time to go is in April to August, Perhap's September too.

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