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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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National Mall Photo Safari by Circulator Bus
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Congressional Tour of US Capitol and Major Monuments via Mini Coach

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Heart of DC

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... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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 yesterday 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 3 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 3 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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Peterborough, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It really is worth starting at one end and walking the length of the Mall. With stops allow a good couple of hours -if you keep going you can end up at Arlington Cemetery which is also worth a visit. The views back along the Mall are spectacular.

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

From the moment one is about to land at Reagan National Airport one can see what Washington is all about. The mall is basically everything that a tourist need when visiting DC. It stretches from the Capitol to the Lincoln memorial passing along the many museums of the Smithsonian as well as the Washington memorial. It is all within walking... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We ride carousels wherever we go and riding this one was in my plans from the get-go. It costs $3.50 to ride and you spin around with the wind in your face. Makes me smile every single time I ride a carousel!!!

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Take the time to walk the mall from the Lincoln Memorial to the Washington Memorial. So picturesque and patriotic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This mall is HUGE and has so many attractions to see. The view if awe inspiring no matter where you look. Lots of walking to get end to end. Bring the camera!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We started at Key Bridge, went all the way to the Supreme Court & ended at the White House. If you have some great, comfy shoes... It is an awesome walk. If you start closer to the Capital, you can rent bikes & do the circuit. No matter what you do, give yourself lots of time because there is some... More 

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