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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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Nice walk

Great place to walk and see the monuments. Just wish that there were more place to grab a bite or a drink. Would be great to have the food trucks out there.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place to walk and see the monuments. Just wish that there were more place to grab a bite or a drink. Would be great to have the food trucks out there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

As an American, I cherish my daily driver across the mall. It's just beautiful and makes you proud to be an American. One caution- there's a protester who drives a van with offensive language and pictures on it. Keep an eye out so that you can shield your kids' view if needed

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Currently there are various portions closed for reconstruction of the drainage system and turf grass, but the opportunity remains to take long walks or go jogging or play Frisbee or soccer, or fly a kite, or admire museums, monuments, memorials and the majestic US Capitol -- and visit as many as you have time to see.

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DARTFORD, KENT.UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place to spend a day - so much to see and a pleasant walk as all on one level - steeped in history

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An amazing place set aside in the middle of all that is our government. It takes a long time to see it all and 1 full week wasn't even close to enough time. The bus system is highly recommended to get around as well as the Metro trains.

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The National Mall is huge. It's not just one big green space. There are very busy streets going in and out of it and amazingly massive buildings lining up along those streets. There is so much to see, that a week didn't cut it for us. But the views of all of these buildings and monuments are fantastic and I'm... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The National Mall is where many of the Washington museums and monuments are located. There is limited parking. Great place to walk. Check and see if there is a festival scheduled on the mall gounds.

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Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There was some great stuff here. Lots of walking and it was very humid, but the monuments and the memorials were amazing!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited in July and had anticipated the construction to be done around the Capital, it wasn't. It is convenient to have most of the attractions at a central location. Most of the museums are right next to one another so it's easy to walk. A lot of ground to travel but worth it. The hotels and food are expensive,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If only it was a few degrees cooler! There are restrooms and bottle refill stations, some of the paths have trees - great shade. Caravans set up in side streets selling hotdogs cold drinks and souvenirs. If there is one thing I'd recommend it would be to hire bikes to do this - it would be much more enjoyable

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