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National Mall

Constitution Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20565 (National Mall)
202-426-6841
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Ranked #13 of 252 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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Markham, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Well worth the walking. Plan ahead of time how to navigate, to Washington Monument, Capitol Hill, Lincoln Memorial and White House. Parking may be a problem. Metered spots near Washington Monument, cost effective. Best spots if one can get one as we did near end of our travels to this area is the 3 hour parking allowed for free along... More

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King County, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed all the monuments and grounds surrounding the reflection pool and white house area. - Take good walking shoes and watch out for blisters. :-) There is a LOT of walking to do in and around the area, but there are also a lot of options for trolleys, bikes, pedi-taxis etc...but walking along everything seemed to be the... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This is the two mile patch of lawn between the Capitol and the Lincoln Memorial. It is bordered by some of the greatest museums in the world, the White House and most major monuments in DC. It is currently undergoing staged redevelopment.

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I've always enjoyed walking up and down the mall. If it's your first time, it's a long walk. The best time is after sun down when the crowds have dissipated, temperature is cooler, and the lighting adds a serene beauty to each monument.

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Olomouc, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Save some time for this. If you want to walk from the Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial it takes nice 45 minutes. But it is a nice walk through the most famous US Mall.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The mall was the quietest I've ever seen it - weekend before local schools started up. Well worth the trip down. My kids enjoyed it.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Man the Mall is so well maintained but it is so big. The distance required to walk it from monument to monument is an accomplishment in itself. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes and are prepared to walk. You might want to plan to make several pit stops along the way. The Mall is level so you don't have to... More

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Macon, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Lots of walking and wear good comfortable shoes. Beautifully managed. The weather was great when we were there and there are plenty of places to get food and drinks.

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Westford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Lots of walking but it's easy and level. You'll be amazed at the beauty and # of not so famous memorials/monuments. You can also rent a bicycle (self service).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed the mall area even though it was raining and cold. We weren't able to linger much due to the weather. But what we did see and experience was wonderful.

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