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National Mall

Constitution Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20565 (National Mall)
202-426-6841
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Ranked #14 of 249 attractions in Washington DC
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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is our national playground, and it's a great space. The views from one end to the other are stunning. Every American should visit. Much of the lawn is beat up from all the events and visitors. Restoration is under way. Bring plenty of water on a hot day!

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La Vergne, Tennessee
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Had a great time visiting this and walking around the areas. We enjoyed capturing many pictures and memories of our visit. We had such a great visit and can't wait to visit again and explore more and hopefully have more time to visit. I enjoyed the history and openness of the area.

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Columbia, Tn
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The monuments are beautiful, a reminder of the history of our country in large-scale. It is a walk to remember. However, only for the fit, we toured at night the mall is poorly lit with many dark areas. The walk is long with no provision for the handicapped. Because of a car wreck and back surgery I walk with a... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

walked along most of its length, visited museums on either side, be aware that it has areas of loose chippings which as i was wearing sandals was annoying!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Such a pretty place to spend your afternoon! I love walking so it was one of the first places I wanted to see in DC. During weekends and holidays there a lot of people running, walking, and biking. If it's summer, for your visit try to pick a less hot afternoon!

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93 reviews 93 reviews
71 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We had done a half-day tour of DC and had hit all of the main monuments and memorials. The Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, FDR Memorial, Martin Luther King Jr Memorial, WW2 Memorial and more, which were all amazing to see and doing so on a private tour meant we learnt a lot too. We came back ourselves later... More

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Howden, United Kingdom
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140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

What a wonderful space this is! Spanning many of the must see places in Washington DC, the National Mall is breathtaking in its space and views. It is so large that it rarely feels crowded, and even if you are not in the mood for visiting the places around it, it is a great place to walk....or even run if... More

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New York City, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This is a must see when in Washington. The war memorials really showcase the price of freedom. I am always humbled when I return here and proud to call myself an American. Be prepared to do a lot of walking . The restrooms are far apart from each other and need some updating. There are plenty of resting spots .... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Enjoyed walking and seeing all the sights. Was a little surprised that the landscaping wasn't as manicured as I thought it would have been. Visited briefly in November, and it seem to be in a little better shape. Maybe with the summer heat and so many tourists, the groundskeepers just can't keep up? Even though, still an amazing place! Glad... More

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

So much walking! which is fine if you're wearing the appropriate attire like excersise gear. in my opinion this is the best way to be comfortable (do not wear jeans you will be sorry). It was so Hot I had to stop frequently and there is no where to eat in walking distance for a family of four except the... More

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