Things to do in National Mall

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  • Christian Martin
    Miami, FL187 contributions
    Incredibly big Lincoln Monument. You will find a lot of history written on the walls inside the memorial so go with time if you like history. It is worth a visit. Aside of the memorial it self, you get a great view of the park from the top of the stairs for really nice pictures. A must visit if you have time in DC. Won't regret it. It's free.
    Written 1 December 2022
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  • 886tinal
    Seattle, WA241 contributions
    I feel so fortunate to have visited this art museum. I actually went twice - once for the west building and its traditional master piece artworks (including some great Impressionist works) and once to view the east building and its more contemporary works. The buildings are well-planned, the flow is very good to navigate. And. both times I had room, even in front of famous works, to savor and ponder. All this for free - I highly recommend a visit.
    Written 10 November 2022
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  • The Baobab Republic
    Bangkok, Thailand298 contributions
    For those who were inspired by the Hollywood movie "Night at the museum", then they have to find a way to visit this amazing museum for once.
    Written 23 November 2022
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  • quadmw
    Canon City, CO17 contributions
    The Library of Congress was breath taking. The staff were very knowledgeable and helpful. Seeing photos just doesn’t do it justice. A must see on a vacation in the Capitol.
    Written 19 November 2022
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  • dutchgirl255
    Wareham, MA59 contributions
    I got timed entry tickets online about a week before we left and that gets you straight in. We loved every bit - very well done. Cafe was not good - we can put a man on the moon but not a gluten free wrap or muffin in sight? Luckily I brought some gf cereal bars with me. No hot options either. Pity - we had a rather nice lunch in the Natural History Museum the previous day which was GF. Not a huge choice, but some at least.
    Also, this Museum must be designed by men. Young men. There’s no seating around for tired older legs, and the only 2 benches on the upper floor was taken up by older people with walking sticks and a mother who was attempting to nurse her baby. Because there’s nowhere to do that! And then in the womens bathrooms there are no hooks for your purse. Ugh!! The museum should pay some attention to all of these issues.
    Hence we didn’t stay as long as we planned, and that includes skipping the gift shop.
    Written 28 November 2022
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  • Sharon and Greg
    5 contributions
    It was more than a memorable experience. The events surrounding the anniversary and the Park staff were excellent.
    Written 2 December 2022
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  • sheboygannancy
    sheboygan211 contributions
    This is one monument that tugs at your heart. The sculptor caught the expressions on each soldier's face and captured what being in a fight is really like.
    Written 4 November 2022
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  • Tashie d
    12 contributions
    A very moving experience not to be missed. The museums presentation of a very sensitive subject was excellent. Whilst horrific, it’s a good reminder that this part of history should never be repeated.
    Written 21 November 2022
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  • Chris R
    231 contributions
    We explored the mall and all the memorials during the day time and at night. Each experience was beautiful and amazing. Highly recommend.
    Written 5 November 2022
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  • The Baobab Republic
    Bangkok, Thailand298 contributions
    If just talk about the idea and how the American Gov. and people built the National World War II, for us, it is really impressive. And it's a beautiful place. Very beautiful
    Written 23 November 2022
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  • Christian Martin
    Miami, FL187 contributions
    Really beautiful place to visit. Washington monument is placed in the middle of a big park that on its ends has the white house, Lincoln Memorial and the Capitol Building, so you can take great pictures and have a really nice walk.
    Extremely recommended. If you want to take it further, you can apply for a ticket to go to the top of the monument.
    Written 1 December 2022
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  • sheboygannancy
    sheboygan211 contributions
    The building itself is just so beautiful. It seems to capture the essence of Jefferson. Right now it's under construction which makes it a bit more challenging to visit and it's a bit out of the way but you can see it from a distance. The quotations are perfect.
    Written 4 November 2022
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  • sheboygannancy
    sheboygan211 contributions
    This monument is hard for some people to appreciate because it shows King coming out of a rock but the effect is important because it captures all his situation.
    Written 4 November 2022
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  • smsmissy
    Saint Louis, MO133 contributions
    If you're in DC this is definitely a must-see. You can't get super close but you get close enough to get the idea and to take some photos. The front side of the house is better for photos.
    Written 18 July 2022
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  • The Baobab Republic
    Bangkok, Thailand298 contributions
    We have had great opportunities to visit the Capitol Hill for few times, including inside tour. Great, must-see place.
    Written 23 November 2022
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