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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 #49 of 249 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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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389 reviews 389 reviews
205 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

It's built to link the capital building reflection pool whitehouse the smithsonian it's all together in one nice big walk around loads things all in this area

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Northville, Michigan
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

When I learned that the Washington Monument was opening back up after completion of earthquake repairs on the day we were arriving in D.C. I went online immediately on the day reservations opened. My guest was a first-time visitor to the monument and we were both delighted to experience the tour. Well done with guides, the views are phenomenal, reserve... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The park rangers handled the tourists efficiently so everyone got to see the great views from the top. So glad it is back open.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Worth the drive into DC to see the iconic monument. Breathtaking backdrop to the reflecting pool. Snap some pics then turn around and see the Lincoln monument.

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Omaha, NE
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

You now enter from the underground portion, before the work it was just a door at the base an elevator whisks you to the top where you can look out these small windows and see all of DC.

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Wakefield, Rhode Island
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63 reviews 63 reviews
28 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I have been here before but was the first time taking my teen-aged grandchildren. We ordered tickets online to avoid having to go early in the morning and wait. It's simple and very inexpensive to order the tickets through the NPS website, so I definitely recommend that, as they are issued at specific times. We enjoyed going there, but in... More

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Glouster, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

If you want to go up in the monument, then check the website now for tickets. I checked 4 weeks in advance and could not get any tickets for the 3 days we were there. Apparently, they also give them out in the morning for that day as well, but we did not even try to get them. That being... More

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Definitely a tall monument, simple but has a visual presence that can’t be ignored- it’s a landmark that can be seen all over the city and from the major highways running through this area. There’s not much to do here other than take pictures and walk around the monument, if you don’t wait in the long line for a ticket... More

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Dallas, Texas
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The view from the top is simply fantastic. Even with a mediocre camera I was able to get great pictures of the White House, the Capitol, Lincoln Memorial and surrounding area. You can only go up/down via the elevator though so you don't get to see all of the memorial bricks on the inside except for a brief view out... More

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Midland City, United States
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Apparently the free tickets sell out very early every day as the ticket office opens & apparently 60% of them are secured over the internet. Ideally the tickets should probably be secured over the internet if you can or otherwise you will have to get in line at the ticket office/lodge located just East of the monument at about 7:00... More

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