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National Mall

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Address: Constitution Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20565
Phone Number: 202-426-6841
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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Open area of gardens, fountains, trees and monuments stretching nearly two...

Open area of gardens, fountains, trees and monuments stretching nearly two miles between the Capitol and the Lincoln Memorial.

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Small-Group National Mall Walking Tour in Washington DC
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Congressional Tour of US Capitol and Major Monuments via Mini Coach
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DC Monuments at Night Photo Safari

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Magnificent landscape..awesome vistas

Everyone has seen photos of the Mall, The Washington Monument, The Lincoln Memorial....but being there in person especially at night when lighted is like nothing else in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Dover, New Hampshire
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Dover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Everyone has seen photos of the Mall, The Washington Monument, The Lincoln Memorial....but being there in person especially at night when lighted is like nothing else in the world.

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Too much to see and do in one day. Probably need a minimum of three days. Access to all the Capital has to offer. A must trip for all US citizens. Not just history; much more alive than what people may expect from "museums".

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Austin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You can easily spend days visiting all of the museums, statues, tributes, and historical sites that surround the National Mall. All Smithsonian museums are free of charge, are very secure, and offer thousands of displays. This place is big, so pace your walking to save your feet. From Lincoln Memorial to the Capital is about 2 miles.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My 9 & 11 yr old boys LOVED playing football on the beautiful grounds. We people watched, layed around & ate lunch at the food trucks lining the mid park street! Best day ever!

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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Even if you are not a U.S. citizen, this is worth the walk. The space is beautiful and it's a lovely walk from the monument to the Lincoln Memorial. There are lots of benches along the way to rest and of course lots of photo opportunities. I imagine it's always busy around this area, but there was still room to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The National Mall is your one-stop shop for almost all of the major memorials and museums of DC. Don't expect to see everything in one day, or even one week. Do your research and pick our your top must-sees. The mall itself is pedestrian friendly, offers restrooms, food trucks, eateries, and spaces to sit and enjoy the historic National Mall.

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Herndon, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Words can't describe what one feels as you walk the National Mall. It's such a great place and gives one a sense of American Pride.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Should be on every bucket list. The monuments are beyond expectations. Take your time. They have tried to make everything accessible and the rangers are wonderful.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I expected the Mall to be beautiful, but it wasn't. One end of it was under construction with the grass torn out and stockade fences blocking access to the other side while the other side was just Meh. We had planned on renting bikes but opted against it. It's basically a street, with a sandy/pebbly walk way and some grass.... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The water was terrible looking, ugly, full of trash. The last time I had seen it was back in 1980 and it was beautiful. I expected it to look a lot better, it's ashamed that many tourists have to see this beautiful Mall look so bad. I still enjoyed seeing and walking it.

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