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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 243 Attractions in Washington DC
Type: National Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Owner description: Open area of gardens, fountains, trees and monuments stretching...
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Type: National Parks, Nature & Parks
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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Washington D.C. Metro Area
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87 reviews 87 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

The mall is just green space, and in the summer it is brown space. There is not much to see on the mall, it is everything around it. Museums, memorials, capital, etc., but the actual mall itself is pretty much just there. I gave it a more then 3 hours because you should be walking back and forth, up and... More 

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Los Angeles
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

WOW!! There is so much to see and do here. Every museum you can imagine with lots of space to run around. Was disappointed to see the African American Museum taking up a prime spot in the middle of the mall. Hope this does not set a precident for other buildings and the open area stays open.

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

As a lover of architecture and urban planning, the National Mall is as good as it gets. It has a very European feel to it since it was designed by Pierre De L'enfant based on Paris' street layouts, with sweeping panoramic views along many wide boulevards lined by long government buildings. Probably every visitor to DC at some point visits... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Plan to take a few of days to walk the mall and visit all the museums and monuments. If you are a runner or walker, it is a fantastic way to get your exercise in while taking in the ambiance of our nation's capital

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

The National Mall makes one proud to be an American no matter what one's political beliefs may be, The NPS rangers and volunteers interpret the sites so well. If you don't see a ranger or volunteer, ask!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

Took baby son in stroller and it was very nice to see the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, WW2 memorial & Vietnam Memorial all in one walk.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We planned to get out and stretch our legs and walk around the National Mall; but parking was a bit of a challenge. Not that finding a parking space; but paying once you find a spot. Options ranges from downloading an App that you will only use once. Or the other option was to call a 800 number. Upon phoning;... More 

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Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I am not sure if you visit DC, you can pass this visit up. Take a day or two to see everything from the white house, Lincoln memorial, Vietnam memorial, Jefferson memorial, Arlington cemetery, world war II memorial and much more! Take a couple days, understand the history of this great country and enjoy!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

There are so mant great places to visit. We spent the best part of three days visiting places on or just off the Mall and I'm sure we could do the same again with places we missed.

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Dover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Just being there was brilliant, seeing all the sights previously only seen on the big screen in the cinema.

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