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Washington Monument

15th Street NW and Madison Dr NW, Washington, DC 20004
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    Tarina Peterson
    4 Jan 06, 2013

    Due to cracking the monument was closed when we visited but it made for a fantastic point if reference as we walked around the city.

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    Balram Mahabir
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    5 Dec 26, 2012

    I could not understand the monument but the pillar is great to stand next to and it a great trip included in the other sites around this area.

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    Michael Nolan
    3 Dec 06, 2012

    Like most buildings in D.C., it's well known enough that you'll probably visit it, but not gain much of anything new from the experience. The statue itself is, as the picture suggests, long and thin, and is a good landmark in the city. The surrounding area is heavy on other noteworthy sights, so you might as well stop by.

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    Charlotte Jacobus
    3 Nov 20, 2012

    The Washington Monument is great, and it is beautiful when the sunset is reflecting off the water in front of it.

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    4 Nov 17, 2012

    Iconic D.C., it is a good central landmark and close to both the mall and the White House, with views of the surrounding area.

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    Aprile Rueppel Mazey
    5 Oct 24, 2012

    You really can't miss it! While you are there it is a short walk to see all the other monuments. We visited them all in 1 day.

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    Joseph Coureur
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    4 Sep 13, 2012

    The Washington Monument is a tall monolith that serves as a good reference point for where you are.

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    Christi Haines
    5 Sep 03, 2012

    Make sure you get here early in the day so that you can get one of the tickets to ride up the elevator. The ride up is smooth and fast and you can look out observation windows looking N,S, E & W. There is also a small display area at the top. On the ride down the guide will stop the elevator and clear the windows so that you can see the carved stones on the inside of the monument.

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    Kari Frazier
    4 Aug 19, 2012

    It's a must-see when you come to DC. Luckily, there are a ton of other great sites to see while you are there!

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    David Eastin
    3 Aug 08, 2012

    A giant obelisk that always reminds me of National Treasure for some reason. It's probably the Mason connections and the fact that it's so huge you can't miss it. Enjoy the views from the top or from the Reflecting Pool.

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    Vered Sharon
    5 Aug 01, 2012

    This pic does not do the monument justice! I'll try to find and upload another. It is gorgeous and when taken in with the National Mall (note not talking about a shopping one) and water: at once sublime and majestic.

    If you're planning a trip to see and want to come when it's most amazing. Drop by on American Independence Day....May the 4th be with you! :)

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    Adrian
    4 Jul 26, 2012

    The Washington Monument I think is one of the better DC monuments. It has a great view of the sourrinding area and is easy to get to. Only wish there has more to do there than just view the monument.

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    Britt Houde
    5 Jul 25, 2012

    Washington dc is an awesome place to visit. I got to go on a New York City/Washington DC trip. I enjoyed every minute of it =]

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    Jaak Treiman
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    5 Jul 17, 2012

    As significant for its symbolism as it is for its appearance, the view from the top is amazing. It has also served as the backdrop for demonstrations, outdoor shows and countless movies.

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    Alicia Nicole
    4 Jul 05, 2012

    Great to see at least once. Wait to go after the reflecting pool is fixed so the view is more impressive.

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    Kayla Preston
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Every time I see this monument I get chills. If you really want to get chills, sit on the Mall on the Fourth of July and watch the fireworks show. It is unbelievably moving. And make sure to check it out at night when it's lit up. B-E-A-UTIFUL!

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    Anecia Price
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    The sheer size of this monument was just amazing! I can remember it taking around 90 seconds to get to the top in the elevator and the amazing feeling I got when I looked out over Washington! The site from the top of the Washington Monument is unmatched by any other poijt in Washington and it is not to be missed!

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    Leigh Virkus
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    4 Jul 05, 2012

    When were last in DC we were able to go to the top - the view is tremendous and worth waiting in the line. The site is nice being up a small hill. We also were here once when they had the fireworks for the 4th of July and we were near this site - great time to go.

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    Arlo Hemphill
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    4 Dec 19, 2013

    Not as grand or gigantic as the one in Washington, but Baltimore's Washington Monument fits the city well. It's a beautiful bit of architecture in the city's Mount Vernon district, right downtown.

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    Truc Nguyen
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    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Definitely must do! Go up to the top and check out the view! Read The Secret before u go for a little conspiracy action! :)

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4.5 out of 5
188 members' reviews
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Description

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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