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National Mall

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Open area of gardens, fountains, trees and monuments stretching nearly two miles between the Capitol and the Lincoln Memorial.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Constitution Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20565
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Reviewed yesterday

Ariel views make the National Mall look spectacular, but at ground level it’s a bit dull at the museum half of the Mall (east), where the trees that would have been saplings 100 years ago are now so large they obscure what would otherwise be...More

Thank johnb16121
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The main places to see and best museum. Some street foid & odd entertainment eg carousel Goes from Washington monument to Capitol Hill. 11 Smithsonian free museums. If you get nowhere else you can have 3 days kust around the National Mall. Feels very safe...More

Thank jacqui3744
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This open space is perhaps the heart of Washington DC.. many formal and informal events are lined up in the open and it is such a fun place for family outings and events.. the night experience is beautiful..

Thank garychopel
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great walk from the capitol to the Wash Monument and you can always pick a museum to go onto if the weather turns There are food trucks all over the place for a quick bite Its a bit of a wind tunnel in cild weather...More

Thank Tempusfugit2015
Reviewed 2 days ago

The plan was developed in 1791 by Major Pierre (Peter) Charles L'Enfant. He appropriately placed the Congressional building on Capitol Hill, not the White House, to show the paramount importance of a democratic republic rather than an executive-run government. Still beautiful, although the reflecting ponds...More

Thank Tsaxman74
Reviewed 2 days ago

So much to see and do in DC. Great walk to the Capital through the National Mall. It does look very far or long but I am thinking a good 3/4 mile from end to end.

Thank Cathy C
Reviewed 3 days ago

On any given day, stand at one end the Capitol, and be impressed by the distance past the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial. Or stand at the Lincoln Memorial, and see the Washington Monument reflected in the Reflecting pool with the Capitol forming the...More

Thank george p
Reviewed 3 days ago

The National Mall is a collection of museums and memorials in a single row in the beautifully landscaped capital of the country. Beware of the long walks though - we were very tired at the end of the day, walking along the stretch and taking...More

Thank DipuKV
Reviewed 3 days ago

The National Mall creates easy walking to all of the museums and most of the sites in DC. It is well laid out, is NOT a shopping mall and it is where groups congregate.

Thank oceanjules
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I had no idea when I saw this as a site on the map that it was where all the protests, events, and celebrations are especially after some guy tried to tell me it was a big mall with stores. I wasn’t going to go...More

Thank 94seeJ
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11 August 2018|
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Response from 959careyj | Reviewed this property |
All museums are next and across from each other. You could do 2-3 in day but you might miss some stuff!! They are big and you can do lot of different things in each. I think the air and space is a must and American history... More
15 July 2018|
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Response from Z9469YTandyc | Reviewed this property |
I run on the Mall 2-3 times a week, from the Capitol to the Lincoln (essentially the entire length) at all different times from morning to late night. Like most places, dawn and dusk are worse than others since that's just... More
Mark G
1 June 2018|
Response from Sightsee_Eat | Reviewed this property |
1) from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to the plaza in front of the Jefferson Memorial – is the best (but busiest) 2) U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, also known as the Iwo Jima Memorial 3) JW Marriott faces the Mall, and... More