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The Ellipse

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Constitution Ave between, 15th and 17th St., Washington DC, DC
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Constitution Ave between, 15th and 17th St., Washington DC, DC
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I walked through the Ellipse several times since it was near our hotel. It was a bit loud the day they had an event there, but we went early another morning and it was a very peaceful walk. There are some monuments...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We strolled around the Ellipse on a dull, but dry afternoon joining many visitors to the City cheerfully taking the same exercise and there was quite a party atmosphere. The iconic view of The White House was much in demand as a backdrop to selfies....More

Thank bsandrs
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Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

A very wide and big green space facing the north side of White House. It seems it is used yearly to build the Christmas tree

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Reviewed January 1, 2018

We go see the display on the Ellipse almost every year and this year it just was not the same. The National tree was pretty, but the state trees seemed to have less thought and the state of Virginia's sign was missing. There was no...More

Thank Mark H
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Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

While visiting DC in December, we went to the Ellipse to see the national Christmas tree. What a disappointment, it’s an understatement to say that that National Christmas tree is nothing short of a disgracefully display. I don’t know who’s in charge to set this...More

Thank Globetrotter1955
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Reviewed December 3, 2017

It's so plain. Better viewing at night but not compared to some of the other Christmas trees in the DC area. When I sent a photo of the tree to a friend, her response was "Is that toilet paper?" It doesn't even look like a...More

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Reviewed October 13, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I toured the White House and stopped by the Ellipse Visitor Center. I was appalled at the condition of the restrooms. No paper, no soap and filthy. Disgraceful for our National Park System to let this facility run down when people from...More

1  Thank Cindy S
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Reviewed January 30, 2017 via mobile

The Ellipse, I understand, is the name of the 5 furlong (1 km) circular street running within the 52 acre park which is located at the southern end of Presidents Park & the White House. Open to the public. Entrance is free. It falls under...More

Thank Gregory O
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Reviewed January 25, 2017

We always visited DC in summer or Thanksgiving weekend for at least 30 years. We’ve seen the national tree but always that weekend before all the final décor was set up. This year we finally went during Christmas. It was beautiful! They have the national...More

Thank deebug2470
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Reviewed January 5, 2017

We walked to this place from the Smithsonian Subway Station. It was not a short walk, but a very enjoyable one, despite the cold. Once we were at the Ellipse, we could see the North Face of the White House in the distance. But mainly,...More

Thank TheExplorerFamily
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