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National Mall

Constitution Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20565 (National Mall)
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Ranked #12 of 260 Attractions in Washington DC
Type: National Parks, Parks, Outdoors
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Open area of gardens, fountains, trees and monuments stretching nearly two miles between the Capitol and the Lincoln Memorial.
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112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

A nice place for a walk but not much more! I understand the importance historically of this place in U.S. History but it simply is not as impressive as some of the other sites in DC. If you have limited time I say ... pass. Plus in my opinion it is too crowded all the time.

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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

The mall is very nice for a walk in the sun .. it takes you to all the beautiful sites of DC. Capitol to Lincoln Memorial is a nice walk... but don't do it if it's too cold and windy - it's terrible!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

When in D.C. its a must see, gorgeous and filled with people. Have never seen a place that compares.

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Gladstone, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

what a peaceful place. Lots of squirrels running around. a great place to take a walk and reflect once you've seen the other memorials.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Broadly speaking, what's known to-day as "The National Mall" runs from the Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial, a distance of about 2 miles. The idea of a showpiece "grand avenue" in this part of Washington originated with architect Pierre Charles L'Enfant in his 1791 plans for the City, but his vision was never realised, despite several worthy efforts to create... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Th National Mall is an absolute marvel that every American should experience. It is much larger than one might imagine so be prepared to walk. Even if you aren't able to complete the entire Mall seeing this area from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial is so worth it. Historic, Iconic and beautiful. Two things - it is a... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

When we went, it was the days around the Veterans Day concert so a large part was blocked off. After that, it appears that some large sections close to Capitol Hill are fenced off for re-turfing. This sort of makes it a bit difficult to get from one side of the Mall to the other in some places. Don't let... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

Expansive and filled with sights, the National Mall is worth spending a data or two all by itself. Definitely gets used and evidenced by some bare patches, but that not a big deal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

Awestruck to look at all the surrounding wonders. The structures are all magnificant in different ways. Reading about it and seeing pictures does not prepare one for the absolute splendor of being there and seeing it all in person.

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Timberville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 NEW

Walking between the museums and monuments.. Was a great time. The mall is large and lovely.. Some reseeding is needed in the heavy traffic areas.. Still worth the trip..

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