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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 #56 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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New York City, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
36 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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Top Contributor
564 reviews 564 reviews
137 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

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

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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

They are still working on the monument but it is still a sight to view. We were there at peak cherry blossom season so the flags and the blossoms make for a beautiful site this is one of the views that you really cant miss as you see this from all stops in DC.

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gate city va
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Second time I have been in two years and continued construction around the Washington monument! Hopefully next time the scaffolds will be gone

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Lufkin, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

Couldn't go up it due to repairs from the earthquake, but still one of the most prominent ladmarks in DC. Words can't really express how HUGE the monument is unless you've seen it in person. I wish we'd been able to go inside, but oh, well.

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Perth, Australia
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

*I actually went in June 2012, they make you put a date* I really liked the Washington Monument, but it had been damaged so there were fences all around it, so I couldn't get that close. It was really nice in the day and the night. Great photo opportunity.

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Newberry, South Carolina
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Sorry Monument! I just hate it's under construction. Second time visiting and could not even walk up to the monument because there is a huge fence!

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