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National Mall

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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“great walk”(92 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
Constitution Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20565
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Considering pretty much everything you want to see in Washington is in or near the National Mall you can’t miss it, take your time and just wander along soaking up the atmosphere

Thank kidsb4me
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's not a shopping mall. The space is mainly used for national events. It's also the best place to see the important monuments (from afar) and visits the various Smithsonian museums. Beware of the many birds and squirrels when you purchase food from the kiosks....More

Thank zacc353
Reviewed 2 days ago

Everyone should walk on the Nation's lawn just once! It is truly an American experience with all the tourist walking, and locals biking or jogging, by all the Smithsonian Museums and US Monuments and Memorials.

Thank FTLFan
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great spot to coordinate activities from! We used it as a meet up location multiple times. Very close to the museum central area and many restaurants, pubs and bus/tour pick up locations. If you are interested in running on your vacation, it’s flat, kept clear...More

Thank KObey1017
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The mall is much bigger and longer than we'd appreciate before we arrived! The views down from the Lincoln Memorial are beautiful and the classic view of Washington, but it is also great to head east of the Monument and see the scale of the...More

Thank Claudia P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lots to see here. Worth spending several hours seeing the monuments, capital, white house, and museums. Wear comfy shoes. It’s also very windy on the mall so bring a windbreaker.

Thank Koalatastic
Reviewed 5 days ago

Be prepared to walk, you will do a lot of it! If you walk from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to the Capitol Building, it is 1.9 miles one way! There are dozens of museums and memorials up and down the mall. I tried...More

Thank runaway2travel
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The national mall is what we’ve all seen in the movies. The best view of it is from the Lincoln Memorial looking down at it with Washington monument behind it.

Thank Fizzaug
Reviewed 5 days ago

So pleased that we made time to do this walk - good place to take a break too. Great view of the City and very relaxing.

Thank Christine C
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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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