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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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No matter how much you like history there is something to learn that you did not know about the National Mall. Emotions run high in this place of history as well as a pride... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

No matter how much you like history there is something to learn that you did not know about the National Mall. Emotions run high in this place of history as well as a pride compared to none other. Seeing the mall on tv is nothing like being there. A must for all who travel to DC especially those that are... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

My wife and I walked around here for an hour or so checking out all the different things and weren't too terribly impressed. Everything was brown, dirty, and not very well taken care of. One almost feels like that have to walk around here just because of the location but if you miss it, you aren't missing anything...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Sooooo much to do. Too many museums to complete seeing them in our 6 day stay. Smithsonian really out did it's self. Many of the museums are free. great walk ways to reach them all. Loved seeing all the local joggers pass us up along the way. The concessions could use a little work as their was not much to... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Of course you will go and get inspired, but there is a lot of construction right now. Concentrate on the major sites, and you won't regret it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The mall is a very impressive area, particularly the Washington Monument when it is floodlit at night. During our recent visit there was a special commemoration for VE Day and involved a flypast by various WW2 planes. The area was jammed with people of all ages.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This is the place to be in DC. I spent 2 days walking around this area and still could manage to cover only 30%-35% of what it has to offer for.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Rather than getting a tour, it is possible to see the key sights on foot if you are reasonably fit. We started at Lafayette square; then round the White House; the Vietnam Memorial; Lincoln Memorial; back along the Reflecting pool to the WW2 memorial; the Washington memorial, then up the rest of the Mall to Congress.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Great walk seeing the sights & also took a bicycle ride too! Nothing to dislike great city, George Town also very pretty to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

If you visit DC and not come to the Mall, its equivalent to not visiting DC. All famous monuments are located on the Mall. If you want to explore it in detail, you have to spend weeks and weeks.

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kansas city mo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The area is beautiful even though there are many construction projects being done. Be prepared to walk a lot! It is a. Very large area.

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