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“The Mall”
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National Mall
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Monuments of DC Segway Tour
Ranked #22 of 472 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.
Reviewed July 25, 2013

The Mall seems to be the gateway to all of the museums. It's about 2.5 miles around so it's a nice walk. It's also nice to have green areas between the museums, monuments, and memorials. People having picnics, tossing a football and just hanging around all hours of the day. When we were there George Washington University was holding their commencement ceremony.

Thank Glynis407
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

The National Mall, Washington D.C. Is the name of the most amazing area in Washington D.C.
The rectangular area contain unbelievably large number of outdoor and indoor attractions. starting from the Wahington monument, Capitol building, several memorial monuments, parks, to museums like Air and Space, Natural History, and more than a dozen other museums.
I have never such a great collection of museums and memorials in one place!.
Since it is impossible to review everything here, I will just mention very general points about the National Mall, and leave reviews of the museums and monuments in their assigned places.
Starting with transportation to the National Mall which is available by tour buses, underground metro, and also private cars. I have not had any serious problem finding a parking space in the area, but sometimes I had to use indoor parking which was actually quite expensive.
Admission to all museums and monuments is surprisingly FREE of charge except probably the aquarium.
More than 20 museums and attractions in this area are part of the Simthsonian institution and are part of the institution's educational, cultural, and research efforts.
Museums in general are set up in a way to provide information to all visitors and specially to children in a very attractive way. Some museums and monuments need one to two hours, and others may need more than four or five hours and may be several visits.
When you decide to do your visits to the National Mall, choose a nice day because you may spend a lot of time outdoor. Also choose comfortable clothing and a hat if you visit in June, July, or August.
It is a fascinating area.. Enjoy it.

Thank traveller20000
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

We spent a couple of days walking the National Mall. Too many things that we did not see this time, but we will be back! It's a definite must-see in your lifetime. Sadly, the White House was closed to visitors. We hope that it will be open again next time we'll go.

Thank Kai H
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

All the monuments and memorials are just amazing. I always, always, get chills when I am in Washington DC. Republican, Democrat, Liberal, Conservative...this is a part of our history and a learning experience for our children.

Thank doublecsmommy
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

You have to come at least once in your lifetime if you love the United States. This place was projected and designed to admire the greatness of America and its heroes. Full of green areas, museums, monuments, memorials, etc...all in perfect harmony between nature and American history.

Thank DamianPiedra
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