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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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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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Houston
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The paths are clear but sometimes the arrows and maps can be a bit confusing. We walked half during the day and the other half a few nights later. Lots of history around the Mall.

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Called the Nation's front yard, it is spectacular for its view. The Capitol is on one end and the Washington Monument on the other. They periodically schedule events which are great to attend. It is surrounded by the Smithsonian Museums which are a great place to visit as well. Nice place for a picnic when visiting.

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

The mall was as expected, and definitely worth a visit. The mass quantity of monuments can be overwhelming, but all are worth the time. Although the reflecting pool was drained during February.

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Tralee, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Great mall although all frozen in cold February Ideal to walk around if it was warmer Surrounded by such interesting sites and attractions Capital done under repair now with scaffolding New building being built on the mall Not sure what it is A must in DC

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Grand Rapids, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

I loved the layout of the area, great views all around. I very much enjoyed exploring the area. The main highlights for me were the Botanical Gardens, Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, and World War 2 Memorial. Great area to explore. For an indepth look, I would recommend a few days in the area.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

It was a nice sunny February afternoon and I decided to walk around. The buzz at National Mall are is amazing. People running, playing and simply roaming around. It's beautiful and it felt great. The only thing which is kind of eye sore.... is the construction happening all around. Even Capitol dome is getting renovated and the whole of National... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A nice walk around the National Mall will bring you to sights such a The Vietnam Wall, Lincoln's Memorial, The Washington Monument, The Korean War Memorial and the WW II memorial just to name a few.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The cherry blossoms, museums and the monuments are worth the walk. The gazing pond needs a little help. Trash and duck poo...yuck.

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McLean, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Throughout the year, there are so many activities that go on her. There are fireworks and concerts to celebrate most of America's holidays. It is a lovely place to stroll and see the museums that are associated with DC. Annually, it is the home of the Folk Life Festival.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I played on the Washington Monument grounds as a child. Have the pictures to prove it. Visit frequently as a adult. This is the story of all the Museums and Monuments on the Mall--it belongs to all who come to live and learn and the are all Free.

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