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Washington Monument

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Neighborhood: National Mall
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Address: 2 15th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007
Phone Number: 202-426-6841
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Prominent 555-foot-high classical obelisk where visitors are whisked by...

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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It only takes 5 minutes to appreciate it!

It was chilly on a Wednesday afternoon. It was something to appreciate just once. My family wanted me to see it and take pictures.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Jocelyn B
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was chilly on a Wednesday afternoon. It was something to appreciate just once. My family wanted me to see it and take pictures.

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Thank Jocelyn B
london
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60 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

hard to go to DC and not see the monument. looks great from every angle. worth getting up close to see the scale

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Wormleysburg, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My daughter and I visited the monument as part of our DC trip. Advice: Get there early (before 10am), and instead of walking up to the monument, walk to the side and directly to the ticket office. Also understand that the time given on the ticket is typically the time you can start lining up, not the time you enter... More 

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Ottawa
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41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Okay I've watched enough episodes of Bones, Criminal Minds, and every other set-in-Washington show to see the monument/memorial/pool shots from just about every angle. So I have to say I was a bit let down when I finally saw this in person. Yes...it's tall. It's a nice monument in and of itself. But wow...it's sort of in the middle of... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've heard getting to the top is much tougher than it used to be. I imagine this is especially true after the renovations. When I last went to the top, it was during Winter and snow covered the ground. The views are easily the best in all of DC thanks to the building height restrictions. You can see for miles... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Took the 3:30 tour on a clear day. View from the observation deck was very interesting and panels above the windows explained what buildings you were seeing below, which was very helpful. The elevator trip down slowed twice so you could see the inside of the blocks. There are carvings from each state and other municipalities which are quite ornate... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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122 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Another must see in a city full of wonderful monuments. I just wish we had had a week instead of a day...

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fort lee , new jersey
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408 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the few places you can park & go up the stairs to the top. Noe the two colors of the outside stones, due to the lapse in time in construction during the civil War. Free admission. Nice to see from any angle.

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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went to the top last summer after construction was complete. Make sure you reserve your time slot and get tickets before going. Take time to look out each window at the top to get awesome perspectives of D.C.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We missed the crowds due to visiting in February. My tip pack something warm to wear. Layers and comfy shoes and walk walk walk. All within easy walking distance but you will need snacks and water. A great site to visit.

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