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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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Large open space.

You can get some interesting pictures in the mall. Stay away from here at night. Many locals warned us to stay away from the mall when they heard us saying were were going to... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You can get some interesting pictures in the mall. Stay away from here at night. Many locals warned us to stay away from the mall when they heard us saying were were going to checkout how some monuments and memorials looked at night time. The Mall is packed on the Independence Day. It'll be great once they finish the construction.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's free to walk on the mall & play on the mall & people watch on the mall. It is known internationally - you cannot go to DC and not go to the mall.

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you love walking and sightseeing, this is the place to go. Beautiful grounds surrounded by museums and monuments. So much to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful (and under construction area as of July 2016) in DC that I recommend you visit. Very historical and well designed.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was not real pleasure. There were road works, refreshing the grave, dusty. And you have to here and detour there, abit of bad luck.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of grass. The museums and monuments are all around the National Mall and areas nearby, and those are the true attractions you want to visit. But it would seem they could do something more with the actual lawns. Lots of signs and chains often blocked areas stating lawn restoration was in progress, but that seemed like a nicer version... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You don't realize how big the mall is when looking at a map! Goes from the US Capitol building all the way to the Lincoln memorial. In between you have museum after museum. Our next trip we need more time to really appreciate all the sites. Be prepared to walk! And it is HOT in the summer. There are a... More 

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Newark, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place was amazing, very good museums here we can learn a lot about the history of This great country and about the world. Fantastic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is an amazing history lesson walking from one end to the other. but you will be hard pressed to fit it all in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is an amazing place. The Capitol on one end (with the Supreme Court and Library of Congress behind it) and the Lincoln Memorial on the other end plus the White House on the north side between the Washington monument and the Lincoln memorial. Along the sides are various Smithsonian museum, and National buildings. IT all happens here!! We were... More 

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