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Washington Monument

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Address: 2 15th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007
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Prominent 555-foot-high classical obelisk where visitors are whisked by...

Prominent 555-foot-high classical obelisk where visitors are whisked by elevator to an observation deck for spectacular views of America's capital.

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The centrepiece of Washington DC

Simple yet impressive monument to just sit near and take in. Have a picnic nearby, really cool to see up close

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nothing else to say except the monument is closed indefinitely. You need to walk up the hill before you see the sign which seemed ridiculous. I have never been to the top of the monument in spite of years and years of visits there due to the extremely long lines and this visit proved to be another disappointment.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Simple yet impressive monument to just sit near and take in. Have a picnic nearby, really cool to see up close

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This monument brings you right into the heart of Washington and all its history, Its view is visible from almost anywhere and it is huge, last view was on the airplane leaving DC!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We happened to visit the Washington Monument at night. It is very beautiful and is really something special to behold.

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York, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an interesting and informative destination. Much larger in person than I anticipated. The guides are very knowledgeable and the history is fascinating. After taking an elevator to the top, enjoy the marvelous views. Either get your tickets well in advance of your trip, or prepare to stand in line in the early am, as daily tickets are often... More 

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Hasselt, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

walking around downtown Washington, you can't miss the Washington Monument. We were lucky with a very sunny day in October and walk around the mall and the Monument.

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Southaven, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An amazing architectural building with great history and meaning. Add to your route of must-sees. It doesn't take long to visit. Great for families and youth groups.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I visited the Washington Monument yesterday it was very pretty and his highly recommendable for anybody visiting Washington DC

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Richmond, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Along with the White House, the Capitol Building and the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument is probably one of the most recognized landmarks in Washington and definitely a great reference point when planning your visit. When we were there, the views from atop the Monument were not available to the public due to elevator issues and upgrading; apparently serious enough... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Walked past on our path to see everything. Frigid temperatures kept us from staying longer to read more. But the walk path is conducive to large groups of people walking, taking pictures and even bike riding!

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