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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 #30 of 242 Attractions 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

You can see this from across almost all of DC. And the view from the Memorial in the reflecting pool is something no one should miss. The ticketing could be done better though.

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Yakima, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

It was awesome, we went to the top and you could see the White House and all the surrounding area. Great place to take the kids.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I absolutely love this attraction and can only recommend it to everyone! Since it has reopened I tell everybody to go up and check it out. Get your ticket online in advance so you would not have to wait in line. Beautiful 360 views and lots of interesting historical information up in the top.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Take the time to get a ticket so you can go to the top of the monument via the elevator. The Nat'l Park Service guides are helpful and knowledgeable, and it's worth taking the time to go to the top and read about the monument and see the district from a great vantage point. The scaffolding is down, so now... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

i managed to fluke there being no queue late afternoon two weeks ago, but it is well worth waiting. Amazing views of the city , great service. Well worth the walk down and to explore ip even if you don't go up but if you are on limited time in the city, go up so you can at least say... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Me and my Brokem Noahs were on a trip to the DC, and were like lets go check out that monument of washington. I was like ya looks rad. So we walked through the cold and were pumped to get to the tall thing that doesn't move. We looked around and got some angel birds to take a picture of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The view from the top is amazing. Tours sell out quickly, for a small fee and a little pre-planning, you can reserve tickets online ahead of time and secure a spot on the tour. Definitely recommend!

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Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This incredible landmark was so great to see. It towers over all other DC landmarks and is just beautiful. Makes a great picture background.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Was not available to go up in because of repairments from an earthquake. Was neat to look up from the bottom. Be sure to walk down the right side on way to Lincoln Memorial to see the Vietnam Memorial.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I greatly enjoyed seeing the Washington Monument and reading all the historical speeches and articles within the monument. And the view was amazing.

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