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“Inspiring Historic Sites...Must See” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of National Mall

National Mall
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Small-Group National Mall Walking Tour in Washington DC
Ranked #13 of 418 things to do in Washington DC
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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.
Loveland, Ohio
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“Inspiring Historic Sites...Must See”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012

On very first day of our trip , first spot we choose for national mall. In heart of downtown this is historical sites are really inspiring. Nearest Metro station is Smithsonian. Monuments are huge so you can easily see those and seems walkable. All those monuments are walkable it take really long time to cover those. so I would strongly suggest to go for trolly buses or use Metro Rail/Bus wherever possible and avoid walking. Also there are free tours (given by rangers) at every monument.(generally goes for 15-20 min). rather than spending time in walking spend time in getting this information. On the side note, carry food / water because there are very less places for Refreshments.

Visited December 2012
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“It's the National Mall”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012

Improved by the updates. Be nice to the Mall when you visit. The expanse of this national park impresses at first glance. Take the time for a slow walk end to end and enjoy the sights and the people.

Visited March 2012
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“The heart of the DC tourist area but...under construction for a while now”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2012

The mall doesn't have anything much on it, itself. It's all of the memorials and museums and government structures that surround it. The tough part is that for the next few years it is going to be under a major renovation project that will make it even better.

Visited November 2012
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“Were else can you see so many free museums”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2012

I could spend a month at the mall and still not see everything. My husband and I enjoy all the museums and never have enough time at one. Our fav is the air and space and the art

Visited December 2012
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“Wow”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2012 via mobile

National Mall
What an awe inspiring place of memorabilia! The evidence of famous presidents through to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Be sure to take your walking shoes and spend the day!

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