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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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McKinney, Texas, United States
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110 reviews 110 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

One can't visit Washington DC without (at least) going to the Washington Monument! It is in the heart of the National Mall, and you can see it from many areas of the city. The size and simplicity of the structure inspires awe, and you stand there thinking "How did they DO this?" We did not think enough ahead to order... More

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New York City, New York
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247 reviews 247 reviews
95 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

You can view the Washington monument from all angles of the city. It stands proud in the center of DC and is one of the finest attractions.

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East Yorkshire
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259 reviews 259 reviews
190 attraction reviews
221 helpful votes 221 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This had not long reopened prior to our trip and was on our bucket list to do in DC. The one thing I would strongly suggest is to pre book your tickets. You can queue up on the day but many people were queuing for two hours before the box office opened and by 9:30 on the day we where... More

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Blackburn, Lancashire
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5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

The memorial is free to visit but as we wanted to be sure of getting a guaranteed time slot, we booked online in advance and the tickets were shipped to us in the UK very quickly. We were glad to have done so as the tickets go very quickly each day. The view from the top is excellent and really... More

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Muscat, Oman
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10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Located in Washington DC centrally located overlooking the White House and Capitol Hill is a must visit for any tourist. To visit inside the monument a booking is a must as there are limited number of people allowed at a time. This is an obelisk built to commemorate George Washington. The monument is built with marble, granite and is the... More

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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This is a must do attraction in DC. The Monument has reopened after extensive renovation following an earthquake several years ago. I recommend you visit recreation.gov to book tickets in advance. However, you can also line up at the ticket booth and get timed tickets for some point during the day. I recommend getting to the ticket booth at 8... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I prebooked our tickets before leaving the UK. You only pay for postage as the tickets are free. No need to arrive early as the queue is managed really well. The views from the top are amazing and the history is interesting. If you get the chance do it.

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Kansas City
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

If you want to take the elevator to the top, there are tickets available online, but they book up a few weeks out. There are also tickets available each day, but you need to arrive at 7:30-8:00am to get them and an assigned return time. We opted not to do this. There are no plaques or anything outside that tells... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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New Delhi, 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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