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Address: 2 15th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007
Phone Number: 202-426-6841
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Prominent 555-foot-high classical obelisk where visitors are whisked by...

Prominent 555-foot-high classical obelisk where visitors are whisked by elevator to an observation deck for spectacular views of America's capital.

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You must see the Washington Monument if you come to Washington, DC. Make sure to take a tour so that you can get all of the information about this fascinating spot!

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Tullahoma, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You must see the Washington Monument if you come to Washington, DC. Make sure to take a tour so that you can get all of the information about this fascinating spot!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Washington monument is beautiful. You can see it from everywhere in the national mall. Up close it's even more impressive and the view from the steps of the Lincoln memorial is the best with the reflecting pool in it.

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Titusville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Got history of it from our tour guide and I got to see it at many different angles and distances. The elevator is broken but not sure I would have gone up in it if it was working. Surreal to be where so many things have occurred in our history and movie reinactments.

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Ontario, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed our walk to the monument. Its quite large and part of the larger National Mall. Great for a wander, as are the other monuments and memorials around it.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

On our bike tour we stopped to take pictures of this iconic Washington sight. The location is right in the national mall and was the tallest structure in the world until the Eiffel Tower came along. Can get good photos from further along when you look back and also from the Lincoln Memorial at the other end of the National... More 

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Warrington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We pre booked to go up the monument once the tickets went on sale and the tickets were sent to the UK which was excellent. We had asked for a 9:30am slot and we were inside waiting for the lift to go to the top at this time. Not a long wait this early and we were on the top... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We have always wanted to go to the top of the Washington Monument. It has been closed during our previous visits and we were unable to go to the top. This trip it was open. You can get tickets online months in advance or visit the monument in the morning to get tickets released that morning. The ticket office opens... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's really tough to get tickets as you need to line up early, so we sacrificed a couple of bucks to book them online ahead of time. You can choose the time you want to go up as well. Views are impressive but the windows are small, so if there are a lot of people you may have to wait... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The monument was amazing.. but for those that choose to go to it during the day.. the night time is even more spectacular. And for those out there that have disabilities there is a wheel chair accessible ramp to use.. which I didn't see until we were making our way around the mini wall at the base of the monuments... More 

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Swansea County, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Its amazing to take something like this for granted. The visitor attraction of going up the lift inside the obelisk closed in 2011 to this day following an earth quake. Up close you can see the original building material and a different material start for the second phase. It has a great view down to Capitol Hill in one direction,... More 

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