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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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Simple in design, much bigger than I expected. Can been seen from many points around Washington. Unfortunately the lift was out of order so we couldn't go up to the top, which I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Many months ago my 8 year old nephew told me that his dream vacation was to go to Washington D.C. and go to the top of the Washington Monument and into the White House. Done! On June 23, I bought two sets of tickets and planned our agenda around this. Fast forward to 9/21 after rushing to get there for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Simple in design, much bigger than I expected. Can been seen from many points around Washington. Unfortunately the lift was out of order so we couldn't go up to the top, which I am sure must offer a great view of the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Whether you are close to or at a distance admiring this monument it is stunning. We tried to get up close this weekend but it was not permitted. The last time we were at the Washington monument you could lay down at the base of it and reflect and take photos looking up which was a really interesting perspective.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I think the fact that it is closed and we could not go up is why I have rated this average. It can be seen from all over and close up you realise how big it is but it is what it is a monument that looks like a giant pencil. You will see this when in Washington but with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Though it was closed to go up inside the Washington Monument, it was seemingly this tallest thing in the national mall. I would like to have gone up in to learn more about this monument, but will next time I visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Take a jumping picture here! Also, make sure you understand a little something about the monument - it will help you appreciate it so much more.

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Thank Buhrdy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It seems as though no matter where your at you can see the Washington Monument. It is a great landmark as your walking around. This thing is tall and cool to get pictures with. We started far away at the Lincoln Memorial viewing it over the reflection pool. Then we walked over to it and got pics up close. All... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a beautiful monument you will see while you are visiting the White House or The Capitol. This is certainly a must while in Washington.

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Dolton, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Although the National Monument was closed it was a must see exhibit the dominate the sky's within the National Mall.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The monument is so large that it can be seen from various places around town. A few friends and I decided to walk back to our hotel after meetings on Capitol Hill to take in the sights. We walked up to the monument, but did not go inside. Washington Monument reminded me of the Bunker Hill Monument in Boston. For... More 

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