National Mall, Washington D. C.

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National Mall, Washington D. C. - Address, Phone Number

Address: Washington D.C., United States

Phone: +1-2024266841

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm Details

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About National Mall, Washington D. C.

The Banks of the Potomac River are graced with this two mile long stretch of land that holds some of the most important historic monuments of the USA. The place is full of amazing pieces of architecture where many years of history have been safeguarded in Washington D.C.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, the National World War II Memorial and the Korean War Veterans Memorial are all situated here. The magnitude of these war memorials is sure to leave you stunned. The Lincoln Memorial, The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial as well as the Jefferson Memorial also dot this place and are a reminder of the glorious personalities from the country’s past. The National Museum of American History and the Smithsonian Institution building are noted among the many that grace this serene spot. The area is full of history and culture and a must visit for anyone planning a trip to Washington D.C.

National Mall Information

  • The area is vast and you will have to walk a lot so plan your footwear accordingly.
  • Be sure to see all the memorials since they are close together.
  • It is better reserve an entire day for this place.

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Restaurants Near National Mall

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  • Aria Pizzeria & Bar
  • Washington Restaurant Group Incorporated

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  • A large national park that stretches for a few miles, surrounded by numerous museums, monuments and government buildings. Truly magnificent and completely free. You can walk from one end to the other although that will typically have you walking 10 to 15 miles. There are also bikes to rent and city and private tours of you want to spend the money. The general rule of thumb is to start early in the am by the capital and work your way down to the monuments (Washington, Lincoln, etc) by sunset. The monuments are best viewed at night / sunset and staffed with rangers until late in the evening.

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  • Definitely one of the most pleasant tourist experiences I had in the U.S.. There is a lot of free stuff to do, plenty of beautiful monuments and memorials capturing the short history of this country. The museums are all top notch and each is worthwhile visiting. The park is well laid out with beautiful and well maintained walkways. And don't miss the cherry blossom in the spring, it's just gorgeous, as well as the fall colors.

  • I highly recommend making this a stop somewhere along the way. I spent 1 day there but could spend 2 easily. It is a lot of walking to see the various monuments. And on top of that many buildings with a lot of walking. But worth the journey if you are able!

  • Absolutely beautiful. One of those places that I didn't know I had to see until I saw it on a business trip, and now I have to take my wife and kids back here because it's truly something you should see and experience with those close to you. Take a whole day and walk around and enjoy the monuments and green spaces. Walk from the capitol past the monument all the way to Lincoln Memorial if you get the chance--a leisurely stroll will take an hour.

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  • This is every American History buff's dream, but there is a plenty here for anyone to have a good time. just remember to wear decent walking shoes. Your feet will thank you for it. If sandwiches are your thing, go to Potbelly. They are absolutely addicting. With the beautiful and somewhat eclectic mixes of architecture, museums galore, copious monuments, proximity to many historic sites, and blending of many international cultures, there is little left to be desired. WARNING: Beginning in November 2017 there will be a toll to drive into DC from the surrounding metropolitan area across the main highways at certain times of the day. There will not be toll booths. It will be EZpass only. So to avoid any potential fines, using the Metro or any other public transportation is recommended. Vehicle parking in DC is atrocious anyway on the best of days. The Metro will take you mostly within a few blocks of anywhere you want to go and all-day passes are around $14 each.

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