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Washington Monument

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Address: 2 15th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007
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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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Another must visit and see from the top.

An amazing architectural building with great history and meaning. Add to your route of must-sees. It doesn't take long to visit. Great for families and youth groups.

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Southaven, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

An amazing architectural building with great history and meaning. Add to your route of must-sees. It doesn't take long to visit. Great for families and youth groups.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My wife and I visited the Washington Monument yesterday it was very pretty and his highly recommendable for anybody visiting Washington DC

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Richmond, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Along with the White House, the Capitol Building and the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument is probably one of the most recognized landmarks in Washington and definitely a great reference point when planning your visit. When we were there, the views from atop the Monument were not available to the public due to elevator issues and upgrading; apparently serious enough... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Walked past on our path to see everything. Frigid temperatures kept us from staying longer to read more. But the walk path is conducive to large groups of people walking, taking pictures and even bike riding!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Unfortunately it is closed as the upgrade the elevator but it is still a must see. It will take your breath away.

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Prince George, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Huge obelisk with golden top in central Washington DC. There's some cracks near the top of the column from a previous earthquake. Circular queue at the base of it to take an elevator. Drove by on our day tour of DC.

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Horn Lake, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It seems that no matter where you are in Washington you see this monument....or at least pass it everyday while in Washington. Beautiful photo ops especially while standing in front of the Lincoln memorial. Must see

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Prosper, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We did all the monuments during the evening. They are open late, look great in the dark and are less visited at those times. And we never once did not feel safe on our visit

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Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Of course if you are D.C, you are going to take some time to check this place out, or you will see the monument from the distant. No matter what, this is a building that symbolizes D.C. You will see lots of tourists passing by and locals having picnics or playing some sports.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you just want to stand back and look up at the iconic Washington Monument, you're fine. However, if your heart is set on riding an elevator to the top, now is not a good time. After several years of being in service/out of service (including severe damaged caused by an earthquake), the monument is closed for modernization. It is... More 

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