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National Mall

Constitution Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20565 (National Mall)
202-426-6841
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Ranked #13 of 252 Attractions in Washington DC
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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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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This few kilometers stretch from Capitol Hill to Lincoln Memorial, extending sideways to Jefferson Memorial and the White House has the essence of the country. All important monuments, all must see museums, in short the entire nation is here. You can walk the entire stretch, morning, day, evening and even night you get the flavor and the fragrance of the... More

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McKinney, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Never having taken time to sightsee (on numerous business trips to DC), I reluctantly admit that I didn't know the "mall" was so centralized and FILLED with some of the best sights; all within a small space. My first overlook of the mall was while jogging. I couldn't believe what I was passing as I went from the capitol to... More

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Jermyn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

You can't come to Washington DC without going to the National mall. It is easily accessible from anywhere in the city.

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Tarzana, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I always love the Mall for providing a magnificent space to play, enjoy, relax, experience history and learn.

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New York City, New York
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

So many important historical events have taken place on the mall. It's an inspiring place. I marched on the mall several years ago for women's rights and felt very connected when I visited DC with my family recently. You can't miss the mall when in DC.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

As the centre of many of Washington's attractions it is a must walk and it links a lot of the sights. Nice for a rest under one of the shady trees in summer.

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Bethpage, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Museums are close and mall is just beautiful to walk around in. Great view of Washington Moument as well

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Well kept and a sight you'd expect to see when visiting the first time. So close to so much to see and learn about.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Spent most of the day touring Washington DC, initially by open top bus tour, which was an absolute treat, but the high point was walking the Mall down to the Lincoln Memorial and then visiting the Korean and Vietnam Memorials. These were haunting to say the least, especially having seen such films as M*A*S*H, Deer Hunter, Platoon, etc. What a... More

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Markham, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Well worth the walking. Plan ahead of time how to navigate, to Washington Monument, Capitol Hill, Lincoln Memorial and White House. Parking may be a problem. Metered spots near Washington Monument, cost effective. Best spots if one can get one as we did near end of our travels to this area is the 3 hour parking allowed for free along... More

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