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Washington Monument

Directly south of the White House, At 15th St. and Constitution Ave. NW, Washington DC, DC 20013 (National Mall)
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Ranked #43 of 252 Attractions in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Observation Decks/ Towers
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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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

It's beautiful, and the landscaping all around it and really all over the national mall is well done and nice

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Itanagar, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The central point of the Mall of the Washington DC. This is an enchanting place to be in and from here one can see the Capitol Hill on the east, Jefforson Memorial on the south, Lincoln Memorial in the west and the White House to its north. I was lucky to be living a few hundred meters from the monument... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

One of the main symbol DC ! If you got lost try to find where this Monument is & then everything will be easy :) Don't forget to go up & see the Capital from the "sky" !

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

It is a great monument but you see it everywhere you go around Washington DC and as a result it becomes average. Plenty of beautiful photos with it, for example with the reflecting pool by Lincoln's Memorial.

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Saint Marys, Georgia, United States
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Washington DC is the most educational city I have been to. This was the best vacation I ever had in my opinion. So much to see, so much to learn, a lot of emotions overcome you if you have personal moments there. The monument is beautiful. The city is FABULOUS!!!!!!!

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London, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
42 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We didn't book tickets to go up the Monument, as we came to DC last minute on a day trip, but it was still great to just see from the outside. Giant and awe-inspiring, it was very American! With flags absolutely everywhere. Good to see while you're walking past. Although there were ropes and fences everywhere, to make it as... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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107 reviews 107 reviews
37 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

I visited the Monument late last Friday night. I was only in DC for the evening and it was within walking distance of my hotel. I was amazed at how breathtaking the Monument actually is. We didn't have time to visit during the day and take the tour inside. However, just being able to view it and take photos from... More

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Indianapolis, IN
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We loved seeing the monument and views from the grounds. We didn't go up in the monument but still loved it. It is a must see.

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Peterborough, Canada
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We booked online for a timed admission to the Monument.....highly recommend you do that. The tours were on time and we could spend as much time up top as we wished to. The views are spectacular offering great photo ops of many of DC's prime attractions. Cannot imaging why anyone would not be impressed with a trip to the top... More

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Jasper, Texas
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

The Washington Monument was awesome..So BIG! I felt awed by the grounds and all the sights available to the public for free. The only real complaint I have is there was construction everywhere and since I might never get a chance to visit again it really screwed up my pictures. My husband and I really enjoyed the whole D.C. experience... More

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