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“Yuck.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of National Mall

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.
Southbury, Connecticut
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“Yuck.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

I was awed by the views, but so disappointed with the water and the lack of cleanliness. For something that attracts so many visitors, it needs to be cleaned up. Maybe it got cut in the budget?

Visited August 2013
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“Huge Park for Everyone”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

It's such a huge beautiful park. You can always get a nice view from all angles. A great place to stroll along, bicycling and picnicking.

Visited August 2013
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Pretty cool.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

This is a really big place. A must see if you are in DC. I just walked around and people watched. I bought some neat T-shirts from a street vendor nearby.

Visited September 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Shiny Happy People Go to the Mall”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

You can't be sad on the National Mall. It's just not possible. With the Smithsonian Complex on both sides and the Capitol building and the Washington Monument on the other two sides, there are just too many things for the mind to process. There are always kids frolicking, couples meandering, and sports-minded people playing there. It is a lovely, large space.

Visited June 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Big Park of Picnic Fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

I wish this was a shopping mall but it's a big park nearby many museums. If I knew this I would:
Pack a picnic lunch, take stuff to have fun at a park, and visit the museums in between eating and playing in the park.
There are vendors nearby that sell souvenirs and food and there is also a carousal.

Visited August 2013
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