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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 #60 of 241 attractions in Washington DC
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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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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

It isn't open to go in just yet but the locals tell me its finally restored since the earthquake. If they open it I would most certainly go in for a peak!

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Springdale, Arkansas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Due to the earthquake that cracked the monument, it was closed for repairs and we couldn't go inside. It's still an amazing monument to look at and you can see it from all over DC.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

This was a great experience and very educative. Thoroughly enjoyed the museums and places of interest. The tour was great and the commentators knowledgeable and entertaining. Their Staff Carmena Diggs was very helpful and helped us get on the bus to union station when we lost our ticket on the day. Truly grateful cos its well worth the money paid.

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Omaha
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Though the Monument is still closed because of urgent repairs after the earthquake, it is massive, larger than photos would suggest. We found the Mall grounds to be shabby. The grass is worn away and weedy. Sidewalks, when they exist, are woefully narrow. The appearance of the whole place suggests inferior maintenance and urgently needs upgrades as befits the nation's... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

As the tallest Building in DC , it is really fascinating , and since it came from Egypt , where I come from , it really make me proud some how :) , when I went there I didn't know you could take an elevator to the top, unfortunately it wasn't working but will be back in business next month.

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New York City, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
37 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Currently it is being maintained but I have seen it before and its just like Place de la concorde in Paris and like tower of Karnak. However Washington Monument is much bigger. I you are in DC and have plenty of time you can visit it otherwise I recommend you visit other memorials.

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Burke, Virginia, United States
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9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

It takes some planning to visit this monument. But it's well-worth getting their earlier, getting a ticket, seeing something else nearby and then going to the top in the elevator (walking up/down the stairs is no longer permitted without a special pass for groups, I believe). The view from the top gives you a panorama of the entire DC metro... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Closed for some years due to earth quake. Rumour has it I that it will be ready in 2014. Meanwhile you can't get near it. Dispute to the fencing that creates a 100m exclusion zone.

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USA
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565 reviews 565 reviews
137 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

You can see the Washington monument from all over Washington DC. It's beautiful landmark to take pictures of!

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Moorhead
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Very beautiful I loved it !! So far up very pretty !! Very beautiful artwork . Very historical . I wish I could go back !!!!!!!

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