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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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Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

A stunning area to walk around and see the sights. Contains all the big memorials and the smithsonian. Also has a lovely grassed area which, if I had known, would be lovely to sit and have lunch and watch the wotld go by.

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Everything here is free. I love it! I only got to visit for a few hours. The area looks so vast, and you just gawk at all the historic buildings and monuments that could fit in the tiny area. But it's busy. Real busy. I went there early, right at opening and still the Natural History Museum had a huge... 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

It was really great being in DC during the Cherry Blossom days, had some great time walking around in different times of the day, and all are magnificent, also very calm, clean and romantic, it is also a very nice place to try to food caravans, they were amazing :) , I also knew you could follow them on twitter... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Love the feeling of the national mall. Best of all everything is free! It is really a national treasure!

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Vancouver
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80 reviews 80 reviews
52 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

I only had a day to spend in D.C., got up early and started walking. I was so surprised at how close everything was on the National Mall, so many great museums, and historical monuments. I only wish the reflecting pool was kept in better condition. Also, walking back to my hotel near the Capitol building after dark on my... More

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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

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

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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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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

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
8 helpful votes 8 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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