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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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Fabulous Views!

I highly recommend visiting the Washington Monument. The views from the top are fabulous! And when you go down in the elevator they slow the elevator so you can see the various... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I highly recommend visiting the Washington Monument. The views from the top are fabulous! And when you go down in the elevator they slow the elevator so you can see the various state stones on the inside of the monument. I highly recommend doing this when you are in DC. I also highly suggest booking your tickets online in advance... More 

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Linz, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

get your tickets to get up at the kiosk next to the monument, they are free, but limited. the view is great

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Due to the humidity, our 25 year old "kids" wanted to tour the Monuments in the evening, when it was cooler, and the Smithsonian's during the days where there was air-con. Our hotel concierge recommended various Tours that we also checked out on Trip Advisor. The cost ranged from $40-70 pp. for night tours. Our kids decided to down-load monument... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Awsome monument. If you can get tickets take a ride to the top for amazing views. This monument is probably best viewed from the Lincoln Memorial. Here you can take amazing pictures, especially at night.

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Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

If you are in Washington, DC, seeing the monuments and memorials are a must do! Seeing them at dusk is especially moving. Wear good walking shoes!

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Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

If you have never been up to the top of the Washington Monument and it is a must do it is the most breathtaking view you can imagine. Once you've done it you won't ever forget it.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The size and the significance was amazing and the views all round were exquisite. We had an amazing day having taken the underground from Capitol Hill to Arlington Cemetery, toured the Cemetery and then walked back to the Washington Monument.

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Dumfries, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

After a quick elevator ride, you step out into the top of the monument. Through windows on each of all four walls you see for miles in every direction. Spectacular views, from planes landing at National Airport to the Capitol dome; it's like no other view anywhere.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Great to go see and take the elevator up to the top. It is hard to get tickets (we tried online about two weeks prior and nothing was available) so we had to go stand in line right when they opened and got tickets no problem that way. Just be there when they open and you should be good. Kids... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This 169 meter Monument was partially destroyed in a 5.8 magnitude earthquake in 2011 and reopened in 2014. It has 50 American flags around the base representing each state in America.

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