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National Mall

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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“great walk”(88 reviews)
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 today via mobile

Most of the museums line or border the mall. The capital building and Washington Monument line each end of the mall.

Thank haileythegolden
Reviewed today

We had a picnic and she kicked her soccer ball around and did cartwheels. We made a point to find a place to sit and relax on the mall everyday of our trip

Thank summerluvn
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The National Mall is beautiful, but very large. If you have really young kids or have difficulty walking, I'd recommend looking into one of those buses that you can hop on and off. Our children were older, so we tackled the National Mall by foot....More

Thank travelingisfun2014
Reviewed yesterday

If you have it and can (time, health) walk the entire ring around the Mall to see all the memorials/sites. Each so well done and moving. Trip to DC wouldn't be the same without it.

Thank tgr333
Reviewed 4 days ago

Anyone who thinks the National Mall is just for locals is kidding themselves. We love it. Bring a kite, a picnic, or just walk across it to get to the next museum with your kids. Who cares. Life revolves around this massive park.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a wonderful place to talk a walk and snap some beautiful photos. This is one place that you want to take your time visiting and take in all of the gorgeous views.

Thank Catherine4290
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The best place to go for a walk in all of the Washington DC area. Cannot recommend this more. Pretty relaxing early in the AM or around 3PM. Quite busy with tourists otherwise.

Thank IndigoIce8
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you are coming to Washington dc for a visit then this is probably one of the main reasons why. The Mall is around 2 miles long and inside and outside of the mall has a list of the best museums in the world. It's...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed this area it just so peaceful and scenic. The view from the steps of Lincoln Memorial was breathtaking.

Thank Roy P
Reviewed 6 days ago

I love looking down the full expanse from the Washington Monument to the Capitol. Get something to drink at one of the kiosks and sit and rest your feet and watch folks walk by.

Thank Jackie K
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11 August 2018|
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Response from Carey J | 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 Andrew C | 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