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“Tourist Central” 5 of 5 stars
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National Mall
Constitution Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20565 (National Mall)
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Washington DC Capital Sites Bike Tour
Ranked #11 of 234 Attractions in Washington DC
Type: National Parks, Parks, Outdoors
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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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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“Tourist Central”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

The Smithsonian Museums and the National Monuments are all here. Be sure to come at night when they are all lit up. I like to sit on the benches at the Washington Monument which is on a rise and in the middle of the Mall so you see all the monuments, the Capitol, and the White House at night. An awesome sight. I also think the new WWII Memorial is more majestic at night all lit up with the fountains going.

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“Wonderful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011

So much to see, so much to do, although parking was a difficulty.

Visited November 2011
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“Should be a pilgrimage for every citizen”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

In today's economy, the free museums and the many outdoor monuments and memorials make DC a popular trip for families and schools. Your problem will be what should you save for another visit. Don't try to squeeze in every museum in one visit unless you are staying for at least one week and even then, you may not see everything. The Mall makes you feel patriotic if you are American and helps others to understand our country and history. There is a lot of walking, but much of it is accessible for the physically challenged.

Every season is beautiful (summers are crowded), so visit at any time of the year.

There are snack carts for the economical and almost each museum has a cafe, some theme related, like the Museum of the American Indian. Get the many free maps, start at either end (Lincoln Memorial or the Capitol) and enjoy.

Visited November 2011
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“A Must”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

No one goes to DC without strolling around the mall. It is a nice relief for one's eyes after being in dark museums. A good place to people watch.

Visited November 2011
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Bossier City, Louisiana
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“Almost everything is there”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2011

The Mall is the place that we spent most of our time visiting museums, monuments, etc. Enjoyed the beauty of autumn & the fantastic weather of early November.

Visited November 2011
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