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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, District of Columbia, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

If you are from out of town, some local will tell you that you should go to the mall. Then, they will look at you like you are a moron when you say "What Mall?" or if you think they are talking about a place where my sister used to go with an empty Abercrombie & Fitch bag pretending she... More

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Atlanta
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

As previously describe this is the "Nations Front Yard" The entire tour around the National Mall takes about 3-4 hours to view. Please please wear comfortable shoes in order to enjoy and view all of the historical sites. Also a added plus was that there were free maps to show exactly where everything was located. In addition it's extremely clean.... More

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Edwardsville, Illinois, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I had no idea the landmarks were so far apart from each other! Would recommend a bus tour/transportation in between them for our next visit.

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USA
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149 reviews 149 reviews
43 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I love going to the Mall and walking to all of the monuments and seeing the Capitol building. It is great to be able to pop in and out of the museums so easily. Definitely go to the top of the Washington monument so you can take it all in.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Plan to go and just sit or stroll. Take in all of the scenery from a 360 degree view from the center of the Mall. When you visit, be sure to plan time for a picnic (there are food vendors), a cup of hot chocolate, or just quite reflection in a beautiful setting.

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Tampa, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The mall was just like any other mall. It had four levels, which is really cool, but it very simple. Nothing very memorable about it.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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73 reviews 73 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

let me begin by stating that the national mall is not a "mall." it is an area with MANY places to see, many museums etc. walk around it and people watch or dive into a building to see the exhibits. some go here not knowing what it is. now you do!

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W. PA
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

So many free places to go. You could spend weeks here and never see it all! A lot walking is required makes for a long day the heat was very opressive this day.

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Dallas, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I was surprised by how many trees lined the Mall and how clean it was. There are so many things to see along the way and even though you feel like you are walking forever, you won't want to quit.

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Walker, Louisiana
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21 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The Mall is unique and personifies true character of Washington D.C. Surrounded by museums on each side and encompassing the best of the national capitol, walking this historic mile is truly Amazing.

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