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Address: 2 15th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007
Phone Number: +1 202-426-6841
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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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It's impossible to visit DC without taking in the Washington Monument. Be certain you take the time to walk up to the structure to fully appreciate it's size. A symbol of our... read more

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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494 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's impossible to visit DC without taking in the Washington Monument. Be certain you take the time to walk up to the structure to fully appreciate it's size. A symbol of our country, it is awe inspiring.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Besides getting stuck up on the top because the elevator broke........we got to see the inside of the monument and the cool states that we apart of building it.........

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Thank Mark D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Traditional tour attraction in the DC area. Right across the street from the Museum of African American History and Culture. Grounds clean. Gives you a patriotic feeling.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beware the monument will be closing - if it hasn't already - for about two years for major repairs - especially the elevators as a result of the earthquake of 2011.

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Madison, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

So beautiful with all the flags flying around it...just sad we couldn't go in due to the elevator problems; it'll be 2018 or 2019 when that's fixed.

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A regular monument-visit. Didn't get much information on site though, then again not really looking for it either. But it is a must-see, and you can play with photo frames if you are into that :))

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Can't compare anything to it. This place is amazing just as it is beautiful. It holds a lot of history and couldn't help but to feel nostalgic.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Low rating is due to recent events...it is still a beautiful monument! Recently the elevators to the top have experienced problems and will be closed until 2019. It was a good view of the surrounding area from high up there now you have to use ground or water transportation. These include tour buses that let you hop on and off... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is very impressive in size and is 100% worth the effort to go up and touch it. Great view of capital on one side and Lincoln memorial on the other. Way bigger than I thought it would be.

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La Palma, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Classic symbol of our national capitol. Good photo opportunity. You can view the monument from a number of different sites.

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