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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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Not Your Ordinary Mall

I can see how this is truly an impressive and well thought out construct for our Nation's capital. Unfortunately, it's under renovation now so truly experiencing the magnitude of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Bethesda, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Just an FYI, the East side (did not walk to the West of the Washington Monument, maybe that too?) of the mall is under construction. It is supposed to be completed in December of 2016. If you want to just walk around or see the stuff on each side you can, it is an eye sore, but you can see... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I can see how this is truly an impressive and well thought out construct for our Nation's capital. Unfortunately, it's under renovation now so truly experiencing the magnitude of it's design and the green of its grass was not available when we visited. When we return someday, I hope to have a better view.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

There is so much to see at the National Mall. Everything is so well kept and beautiful. Very easy to walk.

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Should be amazing but always seems to be dug up or work in progress. At the moment they are renewing the grass/soil. Not a little at a time but most of it is a building site in appearance. Pretty ugly right now around the museums. But the museums as always are fantastic. Here's hoping next visit it is as beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Quite a sight to look from one end of the Mall to the other. All the American history just amazing. Stay long enough to tour all museums.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Make sure to see this as you're walking through all of the other monuments as they're all in the same general area.

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We walked from one end to the other of the National Mall. The view is gorgeous and the reflecting pool was breathtaking. The view was wonderful from the Capitol to the Washington Monument

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Crawley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This area runs from The Capitol Building in the East to The Lincoln Memorial in the West. The Smithsonian museums surrounding the East end, and a number of National Memorials on the West. The red circular bus will take you around the Mall for $1, with free reride within 2 hours.

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Rockaway, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

On night tour of DC the leader talked about MLK's speech from Lincoln Memorial and it brought back memories of visits from 1969 Peace rally to present many visits enjoying the symbols of freedom we enjoy in our United States- although the politics of present seems so divisive.

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Kimberling City, Missouri, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We walked the length of the Mall from the Capitol to the Washington monument.....beautiful! When we were there they were setting up for a concert so there were lots of canopy tents going up but it was still worth the effort to see. Very awesome to look at the Capitol building at one end and the tall Washington monument at... More 

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