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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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It's a lot bigger than it looks

We decided to walk along the reflecting pool from the Lincoln Memorial to the Washington Monument. It's a nice walk, and you get great views of both memorials, as well as several... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We decided to walk along the reflecting pool from the Lincoln Memorial to the Washington Monument. It's a nice walk, and you get great views of both memorials, as well as several other memorials along the way. A word of caution though, it's long than it seems. When standing at the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument doesn't look that far... More 

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Butare, Rwanda
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

You're going to go to the Mall. That's where everything is. Most of the Smithsonians, and almost all of the memorials, are on the mall, so you're going to use the blue or silver line and spend a lot (and depending how long you're in DC, maybe ALL) of your time here. It's really not pretty, but it isn't supposed... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We felt like Forest Gump! We climbed the steps up to the Lincoln Memorial and looked out on the beautiful mall area

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Brampton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A must see for the first time tourist. We stayed close by so we were able to walk from out hotel. You will need a full day to see the sights there. Thats not including the museums. Wear comfy shoes and we brought alot of fluids. From the capitol building to the memorials to the white house its a long... More 

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Great Falls, Virginia, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

if you are visiting DC you must go. Especially if the weather is nice. Land and water and national monuments all in the middle of DC. Just do it.

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Addison, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Put your most comfortable gymmies on and get ready to walk. If you plan your route well you will definitely hit the majority of the monuments and the museums that are FREE... OMG! Say what FREE Museums! I pretty much wish I had more time or I would have visited those museums but I got to see most of the... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I absolutely love this place! There are many places to sit alongside the long reflecting pond. It is so quiet, a wonderful place to rest weary legs, or to simply take in all you have seen, or write down write down your thoughts. Truly one of my favorite places for journaling!

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

In a 15 to 20 km walk, get to see most of Washington's landmarks (the Capitol, washington's Monument, the White House, the reflecting pool, Lincoln's and Jefferson's Memorials, etc...).

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

There is so much to do. From going from one museum to another. You can also just sit down in the grass and have picnic. No matter where you sit there is something happening around you.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Major remodel/construction process currently occurring so we were not able to hike the circuit as we had in the past.

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