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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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The National Mall is wonderful as usual, but part of Mall open/grassy areas under construction (torn up/fenced off)

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

The National Mall is wonderful as usual, but part of Mall open/grassy areas under construction (torn up/fenced off)

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El Dorado, Arkansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

If you know anything about DC, you know the National Mall is not for shopping! It's a long walk from one end to the other but it is a really neat trek across the history of our country.

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Rutledge, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

I like the National Mall. Only thing I wished I had more time to enjoy it. Next time I will. I enjoyed the time I spent there.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

I usually love the view when standing in the center of the National Mall-- looking at the Washington Monument one way and the U.S. Capitol the other. But right now the Mall is torn up. So choose your side of the Mall before starting out. Your path is a challenge going between my favorite Smithsonian's.

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Santa Rosa, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

You can't go wrong visiting the National Mall. There are several Metro stops at/near it, our favorite being Smithsonian Metro stop. The Reflecting Pool was undergoing renovation, as well as one of the Museums, but there is SO much to see that we wouldn't have gotten to all of them anyway.

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

A must see for every American. The mall and its buildings and monuments are America's best display, similar the Europe's great squares and piazzas.

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yonkers
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

What a treat walking on this great field surrounded by magnificent buildings filled with visual and historical wonders,and better yet everything is free. Take it all in and enjoy this treasure of Washington.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

It is being redone so the grassy areas are closed. Don't plan on a picnic! But you can still move about easily

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I went there last week and this really caught my attention as it is located in the heart of DC. The Mall stretches all the way from the Capitol Building to the Lincoln Memorial located at the bottom. Right in between was the beautiful Washington Monument as well as the WWII Memorial which was beautiful. I really enjoyed walking around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The Mall is one of DC's most attractive features. Of course there are some major---and obviously worthwhile---monuments and sites. But the true treasure is the massive amount of open area set aside for whatever suits your interests. The Mall really comes alive when it's swarmed by tens or hundreds of thousands of visitors for things like the AIDS Quilt, benefit... More 

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