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Washington Monument

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Address: 2 15th St. NW, Near 15th St. & Madison Dr. NW, Washington DC, DC 20560
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The Washington Monument elevator is closed until spring 2019.

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The monument dominates the DC skyline and is perhaps the most photographed item in the city. Sadly it is closed to visitors for an indeterminate period whilst the lifts are fixed... read more

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Tadley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The monument dominates the DC skyline and is perhaps the most photographed item in the city. Sadly it is closed to visitors for an indeterminate period whilst the lifts are fixed so you are restricted to external views.

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Port Orange, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the most visible landmark in Washington, DC. It can even be seen from Arlington National Cemetary across the Potomac River.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's a great building and one of the most iconic symbols of DC. Unfortunately, it's still closed to the public (they didn't know for how long) until renovations are finished.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We did not get to go inside, but the grounds and views are worth a stop nevertheless. This site seems to be the heart of D.C. Just touching this monument is special. Folks are sitting on the grass, relaxing on benches and snapping thousands of photos. Also, for foodies: there must be 50 food trucks lined up to feed you.... More 

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Jefferson, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Egyptian obelisk in the mall! It's cool lots of grass around it for passing a ball, hanging out, sun bathing or whatever. You can tell they just finished work on it, the bottom is lighter then the middle and top.

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South Amboy, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A beautiful tall monument. You can obtain tickets to go inside, I myself have never been inside. When visiting the Smithsonian I do enjoy viewing this monument from the ground outside

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Washington monument is impressive in size, though after having seen the Lincoln Memorial, it was not really very inspiring.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely building, but there is the huge desire to go to the top Until they get the lift (or stairs) sorted there is not much to do

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Darlington, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Just seeing the monument in person is a great experience. However they're still doing renovations to the elevator so you can't go up inside.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are able, be sure to take the option of walking down the steps from the top, Well worth it. Great view from the top in all directions.

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