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National Mall

Constitution Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20565 (National Mall)
202-426-6841
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Ranked #12 of 253 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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Knaresborough, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Was surprised by the poor state of the grass.Its a good walking or running space though (you can also hire bikes and segways (sp?)). Surrounded by free museums and the capitol building

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Melbourne, Australia
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We spent a day in DC in August 14 to see the monuments we have seen so many times on TV. This really lived up to my expectations, and was brought to life by Tim on the Monumental sTouries tour.

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Ronneby, Sweden
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

I have never seen a park this full of memorials like the WWII Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial and lots of others. If you want to have the best view over the park, go up in the Washington Monument and you can view the whole park. There is so much to see in this park so don't... More

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Sydney, Australia
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92 reviews 92 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

I loev the way this open space has not been interfered with and kept an open space for everyone. Well worth setting aside some time even a day or two to walk the length of the Mall and see Lincoln, the Washington Monument which is outstanding and all the way down to the Capitol. On the way you can stop... More

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Orlando, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Obviously a must when you are in the area. You would definitely need a few days to cover everything! The museums are all free! They do all close at 5pm. I recommend visiting museums early in the day, then site seeing afterwards. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes if you plan on touring on foot! I personally recommend renting bikes.... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

There is no place in the world like the National Mall. If someone could only spend one day in DC, this is how I'd spend it. During the day, it's bustling with all sorts of people from every corner of the earth. Families enjoying the museums and monuments, picnicking, people-watching. Children playing, activists working. It's unlike any other place. You... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Amazing just walking down the length of this mall and taking it all in. So much history, and so much around us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I loved walking the Mall. There is so much to see and explore along the Mall. It is a great place to people watch. I enjoyed the friendly people along the way.

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Mosman, Australia
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

An unbelievable experience best enjoyed on a bike. Rent a bike and enjoy at your own pace. The whole set up is designed for riders. Stop and enjoy each monument and museum all have convenient bike racks. Everything is a short distance: the Whitehouse, Washington monument, Natural History and American History museum's, Lincoln Memorial...the list goes on.

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Houston, Texas
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I absolutely love the National Mall. My favorite memorial along the walk is the WWII memorial, where they greet veterans by clapping and cheering. The Vietnam memorial is also moving - as you read random names of fallen soldiers it becomes so personal.. Most of the Smithsonian museums are along the mall, too, so visit as many as you can!... More

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