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National Mall

Constitution Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20565 (National Mall)
202-426-6841
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Ranked #23 of 241 attractions in Washington DC
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Activities: City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: Open area of gardens, fountains, trees and monuments stretching nearly two miles between the Capitol and the Lincoln Memorial.
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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

Walking up and down The Mall is wonderful. Take your time and stroll. Sit and watch people. Take the kids to the carousel. Go into all of the different Smithsonian museums, or as many as you can, since there are quite a few along The Mall. Or only go to one or two and really spend time to enjoy this... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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223 reviews 223 reviews
52 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Great for a pleasant stroll and a pathway to the Smithsonian Museums and monuments such as WWII, the Washington, the Lincoln and the Capitol building. Well-preserved by the National Park Service

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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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128 reviews 128 reviews
41 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

So much history in this space! Stand anywhere on the mall and view some of our national treasures and museums in such close proximity. Mall seems to be a slice of US life and is truly a beautiful space. Bring your sneakers and be prepared to do lots of walking!

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USA
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564 reviews 564 reviews
137 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

This is such a great vantage point to take all different picture views. It's fun to walk around and explore.

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Saint Petersburg, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This was historic and beautiful. Very peaceful in downtown DC. You can even bring your dog and kids to play. Close to parking and subways.

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West Warwick, Rhode Island
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

You hear about the national mall, you see it in books and in movies, BUT you've never SEEN it. It's a must see at least once in your life. Totally different to see everything up close.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This is an amazing place. It is just beautiful. My kids ages 6 & 10 loved walking around. It was cold, but I hope to be able to visit during a warmer time when we can relax in the grass while the kids run around. Being able to stand between the Washington Monument and Capitol Building was amazing. You really... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Big open area's...great place to walk, run, people watch, rest...I just wish the grass was better maintained.

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Highland, Maryland
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121 reviews 121 reviews
57 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We've lived in D.C. for 45 years and been to the mall a million times with relatives and friends from all over the world and it remains one of the great people watching, museum attending, stomping grounds. Period.

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Warren, MI
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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Wear comfortable shoes as every monument in the National Mall is worthy of a visit. The Washington Monument is still closed due to the earthquake a few years ago, but it was still amazing to look at.

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