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“The reason we went”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of National Mall

National Mall
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$155.00*
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Small-Group Tour of the National Mall and the National Gallery of Art
Ranked #13 of 430 things to do in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Open area of gardens, fountains, trees and monuments stretching nearly two miles between the Capitol and the Lincoln Memorial.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
“The reason we went”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

How could you go to DC and not check out the major monuments?! The White House, the Archives, the Washington Monument, the reflective pool, the Lincoln Memorial - larger than life. Really cool to see first hand all the places I've only seen in movies and TV before. And all within a day's walking tour. And DC is a very clean city with lots of nice park areas.

Visited September 2012
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“Excellent place to see & Free too!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

I've been to d.c twice now, each time has been enjoyable! Alot of walking, google a map of national mall. its HUGE! the Smithsonians are amazing, the national mall has so much to offer!
Tip; FREE PARKING ON MADISON AVENUE AND JEFFERSON!!!!!!!!

Visited October 2012
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“Plenty of memorable sights”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

Everyone who visits will have seen all the places on the National Mall before on the television however, it is as always beeter to actually go there and see them for yourself. The Mall is well laid out with wide pavements and is enjoyable to stroll down and look and some magnificent buildings.

Visited September 2012
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“All I expected”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2012

If you love history and/or architecture, the walk around the Mall is well worth it. My only complaint is (I went there during a hot summer week) that the few gift shops were not well air-conditioned and there were not enough clean and cool water fountains. Be prepared to rest and spend money on some Gatorade. Outside of the weather, I enjoyed everything else. Despite the crowds, most people were polite and you did not have to wait forever to get your pictures taken and to reach out and touch Lincoln. The trails throughout were kept clean and the kind of people there were clean as well. Due to the sheer size, you may want to make 2 or 3 trips to see all the memorials.

Visited July 2012
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“Attended a concert here....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2012

Rode Metro to and from with no problems... saw a great concert...many employees to assist and we really felt comfortable even thought this was a night concert! Thanks so much DC!

Visited September 2012
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