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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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Fox Chapel, Pennsylvania, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

We had a beautiful day at the National Mall during this year's Cherry Blossom Festival. It was super-crowded and a ton of walking but still an experience I wouldn't pass up.

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Renton, Washington, United States
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

This is truly an amazing and beautiful area to walk around and see all the sights. It is really long though so if not up for the walk, then would highly recommend that you rent a bike. They conveniently have bike rentals set up all around the Mall so that you can easily rent one and then you can return... More

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Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

The National Mall has most of Washington's attractions, starting with the Capitol Building/Library of Congress/Supreme Court on the east side, and ending with the Lincoln Memorial on the west side. The distance between is about 3.5 km, so it's quite a ways to walk. We hired the bike share bikes to get between the sites and then walked around each... More

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Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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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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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
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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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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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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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