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National Mall

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Address: Constitution Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20565
Phone Number: +1 202-426-6841
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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Open area of gardens, fountains, trees and monuments stretching nearly two...

Open area of gardens, fountains, trees and monuments stretching nearly two miles between the Capitol and the Lincoln Memorial.

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Small-Group National Mall Walking Tour in Washington DC
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Small-Group Tour of the National Mall and the National Gallery of Art
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National Mall Photo Safari by Circulator Bus

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So much to inspire

A must visit place, awe inspiring , so much to see, so much history, great for an international visitor to see the respect of a country for its leaders, traditions and history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A must visit place, awe inspiring , so much to see, so much history, great for an international visitor to see the respect of a country for its leaders, traditions and history.

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Hartstown
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The impressive views of national monuments and the unique collections of our history in the museums makes this a visit that everyone should have some time in their lives. The Capitol over the landscape gives it an air of our unique heritage, and the museums hold more treasures than anyone can possibly cover entirely no matter how long your stay.... More 

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Aurora, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We walked along the National mall from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial. Stopped to observe the world War II Memorial, not a difficult walk because it's flat but by the time you reach Lincoln Memorial you might not have the energy to climb the stairs. The Vietnam memorial is close by as well.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It requires a lot of walking. The city circulator can take you from one place to the other for $1. Hard to walk in windy and cold conditions

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Seaford, Delaware
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Walking the mall is one of the best things to do in DC. It is such a beautiful area, the expanse of green surrounded by the museums, gardens, monuments and the Capitol. Not to mention a great place to people watch or take a run. The merry go round is a great place for kids, or to be a kid.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a highlight for us. Standing in the middle of the Mall with the Capitol building at one end and the Lincoln Memorial at the other - and all the museums and monuments surrounding it. Was just great to be stand there and have so much history accessible. Must do.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I forgot the vastness of this space and the history that surrounds it. From the US Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial, you will be humbled and reminded of what our democracy stands for.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Well maintained, enjoyable to walk around, the Mall is the green heart of the American capital. Beautiful vista between the Capitol and the GW monument and the Lincoln memorial. For a foreign visitor, this is a must see, an insight into America's origins and sense of its history and values.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The National Mall is beautiful. Simple, balanced, elegant with giant buildings all around. Everything in white marble and sandstone. Imposing and awe-inspiring. Not to be missed. Wear good walking shoes!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of the best places to be in our nation's capital. You can start from the Lincoln and walk, run, stroll to the Capitol or vice versa. Along the way you can diverge to the many different monuments...Vietnam, Korean, MLK, or any of the Smithsonian Musuems along the route. In most countries you visit, there is a fee to go... More 

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