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“Its not the mall, its everything around it” 3 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 243 Attractions in Washington DC
Type: National Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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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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“Its not the mall, its everything around it”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

The mall is just green space, and in the summer it is brown space. There is not much to see on the mall, it is everything around it. Museums, memorials, capital, etc., but the actual mall itself is pretty much just there.

I gave it a more then 3 hours because you should be walking back and forth, up and down for all that time.

Visited September 2014
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“So much to see”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

WOW!! There is so much to see and do here. Every museum you can imagine with lots of space to run around. Was disappointed to see the African American Museum taking up a prime spot in the middle of the mall. Hope this does not set a precident for other buildings and the open area stays open.

Visited January 2015
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“A unique location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

As a lover of architecture and urban planning, the National Mall is as good as it gets. It has a very European feel to it since it was designed by Pierre De L'enfant based on Paris' street layouts, with sweeping panoramic views along many wide boulevards lined by long government buildings. Probably every visitor to DC at some point visits the National Mall so it is often a highlight of any trip to our nation's capital. The mall is particularly beautiful in the spring/summer season when the plants are blooming and the sun is shining. A great place to take it all in as well as many, many wonderful photo opportunities.

Visited December 2014
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“National Mall”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Plan to take a few of days to walk the mall and visit all the museums and monuments. If you are a runner or walker, it is a fantastic way to get your exercise in while taking in the ambiance of our nation's capital

Visited December 2014
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“WOW!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

The National Mall makes one proud to be an American no matter what one's political beliefs may be, The NPS rangers and volunteers interpret the sites so well. If you don't see a ranger or volunteer, ask!

Visited May 2014
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