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Washington Monument

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Address: 2 15th St. NW, Near 15th St. & Madison Dr. NW, Washington DC, DC 20560
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The Washington Monument elevator is closed until spring 2019.

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What an awesome view between there over looking everything around, the monument is just an excellent piece of art, history, superb and awesome monument that's a representation of... read more

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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What an awesome view between there over looking everything around, the monument is just an excellent piece of art, history, superb and awesome monument that's a representation of who we are as American.

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

After killing time at a local Starbucks (obviously we knew the hot spots of DC) my friend and I walked towards the monument. Personally, I enjoyed the walk to the monument more than actually being by it itself. The turf space between the monument and the capitol building is tremendous, and it was pleasant to see so many people outside... More 

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Ellsworth, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Unfortunately it is closed to the public while a new elevator is put in. But still cool to see. Hoping to be able to go up in it next time.

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Thank Lonepalm999
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

So you've seen the iconic image. Tall pointy thing, circle of flags, either the Capitol or the Lincoln Memorial in background. It's an image you've seen so much you often just look past it... it's the visual equivalent of cliche. But truthfully once you see it .. once you're actually there.. well it's pretty satisfying to see this iconic image... More 

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Thank Ron H
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The visit was awesome. Was a walk from Lincoln Memorial to the other end facing Capitol Hill. Many Navy guys were jogging in the area. Apart from the tall pillar, nothing much in the area.

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Clovis, New Mexico
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was able to go up in the Washington Monument when I was a very little girl, and seeing it again as an adult was pretty special. The elevator is out of service, so couldn't do that, but we saw it nearly every day from every direction. You can see the different color in the bricks if you're close enough.... More 

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Thank Diana F
Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is a great landmark that helps you keep your directions. However, really no reason to go close....the elevator is "indefinitely" closed.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is a great view of the city. However, it is closed for elevator repairs. Really wish we could have gone to the top.

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Cary, North Carolina
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Much taller than you think it will be and an iconic part of the Washington DC landscape. It is closed now while they repair the elevator. And they won't let you walk up the 800+ steps (I was game to try!). But read up on the history - why there are two different color blocks used, how long it took... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I took my two grandsons to D. C. for spring break. My 7 yr old grandson was fascinated by this monument and kept referring to it as 'the pencil'. He took pictures of it from all over the D. C. area. Unfortunately the monument was closed for repairs so we couldn't go inside but just seeing it from both its... More 

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