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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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Tallest Building in DC

This iconic building is beautiful and you can spend a couple of hours in the surrounding area. No building in DC is allowed to be taller than the Washington Monument.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This iconic building is beautiful and you can spend a couple of hours in the surrounding area. No building in DC is allowed to be taller than the Washington Monument.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Impressive how this has stood the test of time and the earthquake from a years ago. Standing by its side makes you realize the impressive size of this monument.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Trying to get tickets into the monument is almost impossible. We arrived multiple days and tickets were gone. Booking tickets online they are gone six months in advance! So if you know that you're going that far in advance I urge you to get tickets ASAP!!! It's a great monument. It's also uphill to the monument so be sure you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Excellent place to get some decent photos of Washington DC. Amazing site full of history. Easy access to the Big Bus Co stop so you could do the tour at the same time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

standing there beneath the monument you look off towards the Lincoln Memorial across the grassy knoll. Beautiful views from there of several other areas of the National Mall. Great place for a picnic. July is very HOT so bring water.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

If you are coming to Washington, then you must see the Washington monument.Like every memorial here, it is a fascinating place. You should also try to see it during the light of day and at night time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We just walked around it. Tickets to go up sell out really fast and we were never able to make it. But the whole site is just amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This monument is a beautiful sight. It was somewhat sobering the day I visited as they flags were all at half staff. The central location to the monuments makes this a must see if you are visiting. Beautiful simply beautiful!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Nice Place to see History, show kids the city, clean, lots of great areas for picnic, photo shoots..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Great to finally see the Washington Monument. The trip was definitely worth it. It is also located to the other memorials ( Korean War Memorial, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial And Reflecting Pool, Vietnam War Memorial, Wold War II Memorial)

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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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