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National Mall

Constitution Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20565 (National Mall)
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Ranked #12 of 256 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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Torquay, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

so much in a two mile walk, with extras off to the side such as vietnam war memorial, and even the white house was an easy walk on the way back to our hotel

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Phoenix, Arizona
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23 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

The National Mall is one of my favorite places I have ever visited. There is so much to see and do. Your can spend a week here, and still not see everything. Fantastic museums, awe inspiring memorials and just the lovely park-like setting stretching from the Lincoln Memorial to the Capitol. We spent five days exploring the area, and I... More

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Spring
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66 reviews 66 reviews
21 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Walk, walk, then walk some more. This is a beautiful, inviting, open air space with nice landscaping, trees, and benches. There are usually frisbee games going on in the mid-section. Just a nice place for a stroll. Museums and government offices line all sides. If you're in DC, you'll more than likely wind up walking in the mall.

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Monroe, Michigan, United States
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16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Loved the entire National Mall. You can see all the monuments, museums within a 2 mile or so area. I definitely understand why so many people go to DC. It's great to see it all in person and not just in pictures.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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113 reviews 113 reviews
28 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Every time I'm on my way back home from Baltimore I enjoy stopping in D.C. and enjoy something different each time. This time I and my girlfriend brought my son for his first experience (being six years old) and he actually enjoyed the time spent here. A lot to see and do especially for FREE. If you want food then... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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60 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Our national mall offers a highlights tour of American history in a park-like setting. Start at the Washington Monument (with a look back toward the Capitol), then make the entire circuit, seeing all of the monuments. Be sure not to skip those that circle the Tidal Basin (MLK, FDR, and Jefferson).

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jacksonville
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

The National Mall is just such a wonderful location to spend a day in, There several refreshment areas and plenty to see. Or you can just sit somewhere and people watch, there is always so much to see and do around, on my short 3 day trip I would have gladly stayed longer just to be able to sit all... More

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Iconic and very familiar. Extensive work blocked some paths, which was disappointing but out of season. Slightly bizarre that even where grass was accessible no-one walked or sat on the grass (very warm) and to a degree this made the space seem more sterile and less of a used space.

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Forest Lake, Minnesota
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

So much to see!!! One day was not enough time to walk all of the memorials. Part of this area is under construction so you have to walk quite a distance to get to the other side.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Washington is a fine city but there are down sides. The Mall area is poor for food and shopping. Very hard to find free wifi. The subway is easy to use once you have negotiated the stupid fares system which is overly complicated. Buy a $10 smartcard first. Too often one became annoyed by security checks and petty things e.g.... More

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