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National Mall

Address: Constitution Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20565 (National Mall)
Phone Number: 202-426-6841
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Ranked #11 of 234 Attractions in Washington DC
Type: National Parks, Parks, Outdoors
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Owner description: Open area of gardens, fountains, trees and monuments stretching...
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Type: National Parks, Parks, Outdoors
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Open area of gardens, fountains, trees and monuments stretching nearly two miles between the Capitol and the Lincoln Memorial.
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

Good anytime of the year but for the most authentic experience -- go when the air is cool, not too much ozone and the tress are blooming. The ultimate frisbee guys and soccer enthhusiasts will be out along with couples and families. I personally prefer Spring when then magnolias and cherry blossoms are out, but Fall is good, too, as... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

This is my first trip to DC and it's been on my bucket list for some time. I wanted to see the monuments, memorials, and museums for myself. I'm staying in Dupont Circle and it's such an easy trip on the Metro (two stops, change trains, two stops). Definitely bring your walking shoes because the National Mall is a lot... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

This is probably my favorite area of D.C. So much to see & do in this one area including Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and White House. My husband & I visit once a year during December usually and I love to go to the mall to see all the Christmas trees (one for each state) . Its especially beautiful all... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

The day we planned on seeing all of the monuments it poured down in DC, by the time the rain stopped it was night time but we still decided to go down and see the memorials. We started at the Washington Monument, rented bikes and then headed towards the WWII memorial. We took our time and spent a bit of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Beautiful open space to run or walk through. There are some great views to be had of the Capitol Building, Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial. Unfortunately there are construction works taking place which ruined the view a little which aren't due to finish until 2017.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Great Place to visit, old building but very charming, fantastic place peaceful good for visit with family

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Vienna, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

I ride the metro downtown just to walk on the National Mall. Two miles from end to end, it includes the Capitol, White House, National Monument, Lincoln Memorial, many other memorials and almost all of the Smithsonian museums. It's beautiful and open and worth seeing from end to end. If I'm going downtown to visit just one exhibit at one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

We usually visit the memorial during the day and made it a point to visit at night during this trip and were amazed by how much you can appreciate the DC architecture at night. Do it, you won't regret it.

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Naples, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

I've visited the Mall over a decade at various times of the year and it's typically under construction at some point. That aside (and I forgive all the slow construction simply because it's a part of great Americana), there's always great people-watching, simple food truck meals, and the amazing Smithsonians abutting. Every American and any willing foreigner should walk the... More 

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Washington DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

This can be a single focal point for a visit or just something you take in along the way from one thing to another. I have enjoyed taking in the mall all by itself many times. There is a beautiful park with willow trees and so much (tame) wildlife that is ideal for the nature buff and/or photographer. Some of... More 

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