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Lincoln Memorial

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Address: 2 Lincoln Memorial Cir NW, Washington DC, DC 20037
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(202) 426-6841
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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$25.00*
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Washington DC National Mall Evening Walking Tour
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Go at night!

The Lincoln Memorial is always special and a must see over and over. The best time to go is after 10PM or even later. It is beautiful at night and there are NO CROWDS. During... read more

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Lincoln Memorial is always special and a must see over and over. The best time to go is after 10PM or even later. It is beautiful at night and there are NO CROWDS. During the day the place is packed, but at night, it is special. While you are there, walk over to the Korean War memorial right nearby.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's hard to describe the emotions that wash over you as you enter the memorial. We visited as a family and surely could have spent hours here. A welcoming sense of wonder fills you as you gaze upon the memorial. Don't miss the museum below. Rich history and a deeper understanding of this great leader can be found there.

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Thank Rebecca M
Seattle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Be sure to visit the Lincoln Memorial during the day AND at night. There is a small gift shop loaded with interesting items to buy.

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Thank LindaSeattle
California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I've always wanted to see the Lincoln Memorial in person. Today I finally saw it and how great it was! Got so many pictures so many memories!

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Centreville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Located on the west side of the mall. Everyone should see at least once while visiting the capital. It's worth climbing up the steps to admire the view from the top. Be sure to read the words carved into the walls.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

3rd trip to DC,First with my son (8 yrs old). Amazing experience to visit part of our history/national mall.Place was crowded but manageable.

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Thank gatillero777
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great memorial with a great story, history, and amazing views of D.C. And the reflection pool. Highly recommend

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What hasn't been said? Lincoln's life, the turbulent times.. the wonderful memorial to remember him by.

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Thank Mike-on-the-road8793
Savannah, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had to bribe my kids to walk all the way from the Capitol. Not that they are out of shape, but they are lazy. But who doesn't think seeing a huge Abe Lincoln isn't cool? Aside from my teens. The trick is to use the Capitol Bike Share bikes which are available near the Capitol building and then you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The memorial was beautiful and as with everything in D.C. be prepared to walk. After you find parking you might be a little ways away so wear tennis shoes. Lots of tourists too.

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