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Washington Monument

15th Street NW and Madison Dr NW, Washington, DC 20004
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  • Washington Monument
    Donna Worsham
    5 Jun 20, 2014

    One of the best views of Washington is from the top of the Washington Monument. It's the view you see on television during major events. Plan early to get a tour ticket. The tour is a treat, since the Monument was closed until May of 2014 after an earthquake caused major damage. Pick up a Junior Ranger booklet for the kids at the nearby Survey Lodge Ranger station.

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    Diane Austin
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    4 Jun 17, 2014

    You see this monument from practically every place around the mall and it is impressive. After being closed for many years for repairs, you can now get tickets to go up and experience the view overlooking DC but get there early, they are gone fairly quickly with the summer rush.

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    Bailey Klentzman
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    5 Apr 22, 2014

    Great memorial, rich in history, and very beautiful, especially against a bright blue sky. Pretty at night, too, and gorgeous area, especially when the cherry blossoms are blooming. If you want to make it to the top of the memorial, be sure to reserve your spot well in advance of your trip. Like a couple months. Otherwise, try to get a spot by standing in line starting at around 5-6am.

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    Daniel M
    5 Jun 23, 2014

    You can't miss the Washington Monument if you visit Washington, DC. It is by law the tallest structure in DC. If you stay in our rental property you will be able to see it from living room and master bed room, during 4th of July you can watch fire works from the unit without going outside. Located in Washington mall between Capitol Hill and Lincoln Memorial and World War II Memorial.

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    Jason Planck
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    5 Feb 20, 2014

    The Washington Monument stands about halfway between the Lincoln Memorial and Congress. There is an elevator to the top and gets great view of Washington DC. No disability parking in this area of the Monument.

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    Jelena Budjevac
    5 May 21, 2014

    This symbol of the nation's capital needs no introduction. It's suffered during the recent earthquake and has been surrounded in innovative scaffolding that was alit at night but is now being removed as repairs are finishing. Check the website to see when visits resume. Until then still worth strolling about the surrounding grounds.

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    Rich Carriero
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    4 May 21, 2014

    The Washington Monument is an obelisk dedicated to America's first president, George Washington. When it was built, it was one of the tallest man made structures in the world. When open, you can climb to the top and look out over the nation's capital.

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    Daniel Mason-D'Croz
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    4 Nov 12, 2013

    Iconic monument in the heart of the national mall. Still under repairs from the earthquake so you can't go to the top, but it is still pretty cool

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    Lauren Baker
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    5 May 23, 2014

    Although it's currently closed for repairs, visiting this monument even from a distance is worth it. It is a national icon - can't miss it on a trip to DC.

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    Baxter Jackson
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    3 Oct 25, 2013

    Washington's last erection has a crack in it - talk about symbolism, right? Nevertheless, the obelisk continues to draw tourists, even though the elevator that'll take you to its tip, is temporarily out of service. Crack or no crack, an icon is an icon, suppose.

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    Erin K
    5 Oct 21, 2013

    Despite not having climbed to the top in over a decade, I still have fond memories of both the monument and the view from the top. Compared to a lot of other memorials on the Mall, the Monument is simple, clean, a what-you-see-is-what-you-get structure. But it really commands the area, and is worth a stop - even if you just circle its base - on your way to the Lincoln Memorial.

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    Frances Nguyen
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    3 Oct 21, 2013

    The Washington Monument symbolizes the might and political power of Washington, DC. It's nice to view but maybe from far away as opposed to being up close.

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    Rachel Greene
    4 Oct 20, 2013

    A very simple, yet iconic monument, this structure can be seen from all along the Mall. It looks beautiful in all kinds of light, but I recommend getting a photo from in front of the Lincoln Memorial at the foot of the Reflecting Pool.

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  • Washington MonumentPro 2014
    Kevin Chen
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    5 Sep 24, 2013

    Gosh, I don't know if I can even find the right words to describe the Washington Monument. Being my first time in DC, this was one of the places on top of my bucket list. Unfortunately when I went, it was closed off to the public but it was still a sight to admire from the distance.

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    5 Dec 19, 2013

    in the morning, daylight or at night...see it in all kinds of light, in the mirror of the water..it is a very impressive place to be and to think of all the history what happened around this Landmark. the view is fabulous.

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    3 Aug 16, 2013

    I can't say that I have strong feelings or memories about going to see the Washington Monument. What you see is what you get basically. It's a big white obelisk in the center of the city.

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    5 Aug 10, 2013

    It's an impressive symbol, almost domineering, that commemorates George Washington in the National Mall. The monument brings back thoughts of Freemasonry. Is it just a pillar or is it something more? If viewed from space at the right angle of sunlight, will this beloved pillar point us toward our ultimate destiny or perhaps to some really shiny buried treasure? Probably not. It's still cool, regardless, especially when viewed from the top steps of the Lincoln Memorial at night.

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    Mark Hellemans
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    3 Jul 21, 2013

    unfortunately closed for renovation and completely encased. But it is still an impressive monument that can be seen from everywhere: the Potomac, the Lincoln memorial, ...

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    D'Maris Coffman
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    3 May 10, 2013

    It's impressive, but I was never especially overawed by this nor have I braved the lines to go to the top.

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    Marcus Correll
    5 Apr 15, 2013

    Currently has scaffolding all over for construction, but it still is breathtaking to stand at the bottom and look up.

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The Washington Monument is a massive obelisk on the National Mall built to commemorate the life of George Washington, the first president of the United States. It is recognized as the world’s tallest stone structure, and is the tallest structure in Washington D.C. The monument is an iconic image of America, let alone D.C., and one would have to really try to miss it on a visit. Relatively unknown ... read more
is that the monument has an enclosed observation deck at its top that is open for visits at no cost. Book a time slot and make sure to be ready when the elevator opens.

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