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“Take a photo from the Lincoln Memorial”

Washington Monument
Ranked #48 of 472 things to do in Washington DC
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Owner description: The Washington Monument elevator is closed until spring 2019.
Reviewed 16 December 2013

The monument was still closed for repairs when we visited (November). You can see it from several spots but the best photo we found was standing on the Lincoln Memorial with the Washington Monument directly in front of you and also reflected in the reflecting pool.

Thank Smileycat16
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Reviewed 15 December 2013

Nothing impressive: just a huge block of concrete ....
Meaningless especially when you compare to similar monuments in other countries such as France, Italy and Egypt ....

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Reviewed 13 December 2013

The Washington monument is not one those attractions that takes hours to explore. It stands majestically in the center of the national mall and is a feature that cannot be missed.

While you exploring the mall and the many museums which line its' periphery you will always see this beautiful symbol as your central focal point.

If you inclined to wait in sometimes lengthy lines the monument is scheduled to begin allowing visitors to the observatory in the near future.

The monument has been clad in scaffolding for the greater part of 2013 to repair damage caused by the minor earthquake which struck Washington several years ago. As of Dec 2013 much of the scaffolding has been removed and the monument has been restored to its' full beauty.

If your visiting Washington D.C. you can't miss it.

Thank MHKozar
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Reviewed 10 December 2013

I was in Washington DC when the ground was shaking and I knew there was an earthquake but I couldn't believe it for sure....until, I saw a panic outside on the National mall when people were hurrying out of the area and out of the monument itself. I would never think of the Washington Monument as being the most damaged building in the area, but it makes sense. The point of the monument is fragile and a structure that high will definitely feel the heavy vibrations caused by an earthquake. Glad the scaffolding for repairs are now coming down. They've been up for some time which has hindered the beauty and views of the building. Soon we'll be able to see it as it is meant to be seen!

Thank 125briand
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Reviewed 10 December 2013

*best direction to go around DC tourist attractions. like it is the home base in order to see DC with the feeling of not being lost. as long as you see this monument, you are still in the DC tourist destinations.
*so calm and quiet where you could take a walk.
*simple but powerful monument.
*you would never get tired seeing it coz it is like a compass of the places to visit in DC.
*So safe to travel or tour even alone for you would never feel alone there.
*People are nice and accommodating to visitors
*Free to visit this historic monument
*Just bring drinking water while walking around for it is very relaxing here and drinking water would be great help in walking around here.

Thank Rizza D
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