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Address: Constitution Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20565
Phone Number: 202-426-6841
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: Open area of gardens, fountains, trees and monuments stretching nearly two...
Open area of gardens, fountains, trees and monuments stretching nearly two miles between the Capitol and the Lincoln Memorial.
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Impressive even if it is a big dig at present!

Impressive and I have said very good but it is all being dug up for drainage at the moment so the nice grassy bit is now dry mud. I can imagine though that once its complete it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Impressive and I have said very good but it is all being dug up for drainage at the moment so the nice grassy bit is now dry mud. I can imagine though that once its complete it will look fantastic as if you look past the mud now then it's still impressive.

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Amherst, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

There always seems to be some construction going on around the mall, but that doesn't stop the crowds. Lots and lots of people, bikes, strollers, selfie sticks, etc. And when it's hot, the distance from end to end seems too far (especially for kids on foot)! There's precious little shade so come prepared for the sun and bring water. You... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately now under construction and will be for perhaps some time to come. I was fortunate to visit a few years back and see it in all its splendor. Now there is construction everywhere and our guide mentioned it could be years before it is finished. Still impressive and great to see - but just be aware of this ongoing... More 

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Toronto, Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This is more of a time sensitive review, The summer of 2015 is a write off as the mall's lawn is torn up and inaccessible to the public.

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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Absolute must when visiting the National Mall is a trip to the top of the Washington National Monument. To obtain tickets requires some forward planning as the chances of getting tickets on the day are slim. The views from the top over Washington are spectacular and worth the wait to get the lift up, only negative from our visit was... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The Mall always has lots of activity and runs between the two main avenues where you'll find the museums with the Capital at one end and the Washington monument at the other. A good portion of it is blocked off (center part) for repair/construction but the walkway on either side is open.

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South Berwick, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

A good portion of the mall is under construction. First timers may want to wait until it is more complete

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Butler, MO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The mall is a big mud pit. They are making improvements and I managed to catch it when it was under construction and restoration. Huge construction fences block it off and there is big equipment everywhere with mud even running out flooding streets when it rains. There is no grass. It was very disappointing. But the anchor items around it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Experiencing the National Mall for two George Washington University commencements, and numerous other times over the past 5 years has provided inspiring moments. Observing both the Washington Monument and the Capitol on either end of the mall with the Smithsonian museums on one stretch in between makes for a full day (or days) of absorbing some of the best of... More 

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The view of the main monuments from either end of the Mall is very impressive. Allow time though as it is a long walk from end to end.

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Address: Constitution Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20565
Phone Number: 202-426-6841
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > National Mall

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