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Address: Constitution Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20565
Phone Number: 202-426-6841
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: Open area of gardens, fountains, trees and monuments stretching nearly two...
Open area of gardens, fountains, trees and monuments stretching nearly two miles between the Capitol and the Lincoln Memorial.
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Amazing covered in snow

Loved the look of the National Mall blanketed in several inches of snow. It was so peaceful and a great place for a stroll with my husband after our visit to the Smithsonian... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Cypress, Texas
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Cypress, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Loved the look of the National Mall blanketed in several inches of snow. It was so peaceful and a great place for a stroll with my husband after our visit to the Smithsonian Museums. I highly recommend walking along, at least part of the way to your destination as it is huge. Must see!

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Vernon, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We recently visited all of the monuments on the National Mall over the course of 2 consecutive evenings. It probably could have been done in one (long) evening, but even splitting it up between 2 evenings our feet got a bit tired. The monuments are all lit up and very beautiful at night, with the exception of the Vietnam War... More 

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Bicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The scale and proportion, the wonderful monuments and the nearby museums are wonderfully placed. Washing tons finest asset.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

It was very snowy and cold during our trip so none of the flowers were in bloom and things were gated off. Was still nice to see.

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Even in inclement weather the mall was full of people from one end to the other. Plan time to see the Supreme Court, the Capital, the House, the Senate, and the many memorials. Take advantage of the many of the free tours available.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I was going to be in DC for work for a month and I had a longggg list of places I wanted to see. As a history buff -the fact that I was in the place where history was made gave me goosebumps. I started my DC trip here and this was the smartest move I could make. I highly... More 

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Houston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The paths are clear but sometimes the arrows and maps can be a bit confusing. We walked half during the day and the other half a few nights later. Lots of history around the Mall.

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Called the Nation's front yard, it is spectacular for its view. The Capitol is on one end and the Washington Monument on the other. They periodically schedule events which are great to attend. It is surrounded by the Smithsonian Museums which are a great place to visit as well. Nice place for a picnic when visiting.

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The mall was as expected, and definitely worth a visit. The mass quantity of monuments can be overwhelming, but all are worth the time. Although the reflecting pool was drained during February.

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Tralee, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Great mall although all frozen in cold February Ideal to walk around if it was warmer Surrounded by such interesting sites and attractions Capital done under repair now with scaffolding New building being built on the mall Not sure what it is A must in DC

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