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“A Birds Eye View of Washington DC”

Washington Monument
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Ranked #18 of 428 things to do in Washington DC
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Owner description: The Washington Monument elevator is closed until spring 2019.
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“A Birds Eye View of Washington DC”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2012

This white marble obelisk is 555 feet tall and recognizable around the world. Get a ticket on the grounds and it's free to tour it. I have visited the Washington Monument since I was in grade school and not much has changed except that the admissions are timed now (a group every 15 minutes) and that the upper inside marble walls are covered in plexiglas. That does not detract from the experience from the viewing portals over Washington DC and beyond and the interesting elevator rides with commentary up and down. I think that there's no better view of the Capitol City than from the four vantage points atop the viewing deck. It is also interesting to see all of the other world famous monuments and museums by walking around. The building history and materials requisitions, also fascinating. The LIncoln and Korean War Memorials are directly across from the reflecting pool so be sure to see them also. The Jefferson Memorial is not a far walk from there and Tidal Basin are on the other side of Monument hill.

Visited July 2011
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“Aaah!! The Washington Monument and West Potomac Park”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2012

Great for students and out of towners to get a close look at the MLK Memorial and enjoy the views from West Potomac Park while having a picnic. Watching the planes take off an land at National Airport is pretty cool too during sunset.

Visited June 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2012

The Washington Monument, just like DC in general, made me feel very proud for being American.

Visited April 2012
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Washington, Virginia
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“A must see while in DC”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2012

Impressive, inspiring. A must see while in DC. Play some games in the national mall area, explore the museums, enjoy the atmosphere.

Visited March 2012
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“Awe Inspiring!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2012

We had been to the Lincoln memorial, and wanted to walk back to our hotel, so we took off down the national mall. When we got to the Washington monument, it was like the visual crossroads of the city! From that spot, we could see the South side of the White House, the Jefferson Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Capitol Building. (Like neighbors all keeping an eye on each other!) On one of our earlier tours, we had heard so much about Mr. L'Enfant, who had drawn up the grand plan for this beautiful city. Hats off to him!

Visited June 2012
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