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National Mall

Constitution Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20565 (National Mall)
202-426-6841
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Ranked #17 of 249 attractions in Washington DC
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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Dallas, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I was surprised by how many trees lined the Mall and how clean it was. There are so many things to see along the way and even though you feel like you are walking forever, you won't want to quit.

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Walker, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The Mall is unique and personifies true character of Washington D.C. Surrounded by museums on each side and encompassing the best of the national capitol, walking this historic mile is truly Amazing.

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

To stand on one spot and take pictures of the Capitol bldg and monuments is priceless. The views and history and grandeur of it all makes DC seems accessible to anyone.

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Spencer, Indiana
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8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The National Mall gives you access to the most distinguished DC landmarks and museums. Seeing locals using it as a park and tourists taking pictures makes this a great place to see DC and feel like a loyal. The best sight is standing in the middle and viewing the capital on one side and the Washington Monument on the other.

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Midland City, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We walked the whole mall from beginning to end & back to the White House. It is truly enchanting & there is so much to see, so much to do, & so much to learn.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We went to WA, DC, in May. And I could not believe how wonderful the National Mall was. It is beautiful, full of trees, lovely water, nice people. The monuments are so very moving - it is a must to walk around, to see everything. Be sure and take bottled water. My husband saw the Vietnam Wall, and we saw... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

You are in DC, you will go. It is flanked by the myriad Smithsonian museums, all of them free. It has the monuments, memorials, the White House is right there too. Most everything you do will be around it. But take a moment, late afternoon to relax. Sit on a bench, or some steps, enjoy yourself and take all in.... More

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This was our first trip to DC and all I can say is "WOW"! I loved looking around at the National Mall. From there, I think, you can see almost everything when looking in different directions! Do not miss out on going there and taking a stroll!

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so IN
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

If your going to see DC staying somewhere around the mall is imperative. traffic and parking around the area is really bad. you can walk to just about anywhere worth seeing, just sit on a park bench and enjoy a cool breeze or relax your sore legs(from all that walking)

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Atlanta, Georgia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Great place to take it all in and think about all that had happened here. Vibrant, alive and photo-ops galore. This is a great starting point to familiarize yourself where the monuments are and planning your time.

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