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Washington Monument

Category: Monuments + Museums

Constitution Ave and 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20010
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Washington Monument - Reviews from across the web

Stand at the tallest point in D.C. - user review
Standing at the tallest point in D.C., looking down at the historic monuments, museums, White House, The Mall and the Potomac River - awesome! If you only have half a day in D.C. an...
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George Mason Memorial | Museum/Attraction Review | Washington, D.C. | Frommers.com - expert review
This memorial honors George Mason, author of the Virginia Declaration of Rights, which had much to do with the establishment of our national Bill of Rights. Dedicated on April 9, 2002, the memorial consists of a bronze statue of Mason...
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I will be back - user review
I loved the view, being up in the open that high. I think Washington needs to be remembered as the best man for America. Without Washington, I think there would be no United St...
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nonsense of wars - user review
This memorial shows real picture of war: young soldiers (look very real with guns, radios, in mud) fighting for political reasons. More touching than Viet...
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Amazing - user review
Definetely make a point to come to this memorial! It is very close to the Vietnam Memorail which is also beautiful. The Korean Memorial is unique because instead of having names...
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I Loved this Memorial - user review
I loved this memorial. I thought the faces etched on the wall were great and I would recommend everyone to see it after they see the Vietnam Memorial whi...
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what a great place to get an overview of Washington DC. I have been to DC several times over 30 years, but have never had the opportunity to go up. Get in line early to get the public...
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I thought it would be bigger... - user review
This is one of those must sees if you're touring D.C. This was my first visit and I'm glad I made the time to see t...
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The National Museum of the American Indian - user review
The National Museum of the American Indian is the newest addition to the Smithsonian Institute. It opened less than a month before our visit. We arrived at the museum early Sunday morning to avoid the lines. While admission is free, timed admission passes may be required for entry. The museum is so ...
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The National Galleries - user review
The National Galleries of Art (the Art wing of the Smithsonian) are simply incredible. All told, I believe that there are seven buildings included in the National Galleries. Five of them are on the Mall. There are the Freer and Sachler Galleries which focus on Asian and African Art. These are locate...
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Very moving - user review
Visited the Jefferson Memorial on July 4, 2005. What a moving memorial. Take a few minutes to read the inscriptions on the memorial walls. The statue of Jefferson is quite large but si...
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Beautiful memorial - user review
The Korean War Veterans Memorial is a beautiful tribute to those who served in this often forgotten war. I visited this memorial with my father, who was a Marine in Korea. He ...
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Worth every minute - user review
It was beautiful and close to several other memorials. I would not miss it, if you have a choice. Try to group Lincoln Memorial, Korean Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, Eistien M...
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Living History - user review
This was the most chilling memorial because of the soldiers in the sculpture garden. It has a wall with names inscribed on it similar to the Vietnam Memorial but its focus is more o...
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Newest Memorial - user review
The most triumphant memorial on the Mall! If standing at the base of the gold stars gazing up to the Lincoln Memorial does not grip your heart, surely the large water cannons and Balda...
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No title - user review
Incredible view of the city. Was there on a Wednesday afternoon in December, 2006 and there was no line and no need for tickets. Walked up and in. At the top, some of the windows are...
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What A View - user review
This is a must see attraction! I strongly suggest ordering tickets online. Our tickets were for 1pm. We got there around 12, and all of the handout tickets for the day were gone. ...
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note it, then move on - user review
such a bland, uninspiring and faceless memorial is a sad tribute to the largest war eve...
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Vietnam Veterans Memorial | Museum/Attraction Review | Washington, D.C. | Frommers.com - expert review
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is possibly the most poignant sight in Washington: two long, black-granite walls in the shape of a V, each inscribed with the names of the men and women who gave their lives, or remain missing, in th...
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No title - user review
The views are excellent and it's worth going, as it is free as well but some advise on the ques.We went in beginning of August, probably the peak of the tourist season. We got there ea...
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A Very Somber, Reflective Place - user review
I would recommend a visit to The Wall as a stop on your D.C. tour. It is a very quiet place of reflection. Please do not allow kids to run and scream. Many are there to visit the inscript...
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WWII Memorial - user review
We did not expect the World War II Memorial to be a highlight of our trip to DC, but it was. The pictures of it do not do it justice. We definitely plan to go back. Its e...
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Buy your tickets online - user review
Buy your tickets online ahead of time for only a couple of dollars per ticket and wear comfortable clothes to wait outside, it is colder in the winter and hotter in the summer t...
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Very Touching - user review
As a D.C. native Ill tell you that this is a bit tough to find, but its probably the most touching monument there. I cant say enough nice things about it. Again, th...
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Heartbreaking... - user review
To think that I almost passed on the Vietnam Memorial...I thought it was just a black wall with names on it...How foolish was I to think that? The Vietnam Memorial was, by far, the most impacti...
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My Father's Name Is On The Wall - user review
My father, Cdr. Donald Richard Hubbs, was a pilot whose plane was lost during the Vietnam War, on March 17, 1968. Every American should visit The Wall, look at the names etched th...
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Best Visited at Night - user review
Like the Korean War Memorial the profoundness of this site is best felt at night. The lighting of the memorial and the reduced number of people help you feel the solmenness of ...
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LOVE to go back - user review
I liked every thing,I want to go back again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again...
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An Neat Place - user review
I really like this memorial. When my teenaged brother came to visit this was his favorite memorial. It is a beautiful backdrop for the Tidal Basin (part of the Potomac River). It is t...
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Beautiful - user review
It is a very beautiful place with all the fountains and the wall with all the starts to represent all those who died and its even gorgeous on a rainy day bcuz thats when i went ...
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Beautiful - user review
From the steps of the Lincoln Memorial (i would say) is the most beautiful view of the Monument. Other beautiful view are from Arlington National Cemetery, the steps of th...
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Taking a Name Rubbing - user review
If you would like to take a rubbing of a name on the wall, there is an official guide there to help you. He will have slips of paper that have the heading, 'Vietnam Veteran's Memorial',...
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A Must for Picture Taking!! - user review
We got our tickets through NPS before we left for our trip and picked our time and date and the tickets were sent directly to our home. The cost was $1.50 per ticket with a 50cent handling ...
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial | Museum/Attraction Review | Washington, D.C. | Frommers.com - expert review
The FDR Memorial has proven to be one of the most popular of the presidential memorials since it opened in 1997. Its popularity has to do as much with its design as the man it honors. This 7 1/2-acre outdoor memorial st...
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Washington Monument | Museum/Attraction Review | Washington, D.C. | Frommers.com - expert review
The idea of a tribute to George Washington first arose 16 years before his death, at the Continental Congress of 1783. But the new nation had more pressing problems and funds were not readily available. It wasnt until the early 1830s, ...
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A highlight of the trip! - user review
I couldn't decide on which day we wanted to do the Washington Momument. By the time I had our plans in place, all of the tickets available on the internet were sold out so we were stuc...
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They deserve more - user review
While peaceful and reflective, the memorial will always be lacking. Its simplicity is over stated to the point of humiliation. Being under ground reminds of those who turned thei...
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No title - user review
Happened to be reaching the Jefferson Memorial at sundown and it was a beautiful scene that no words can do justice. The view out over the water of the sunset and the memorial is timele...
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long wait for tickets, but great view. - user review
Ticket distribution begins at 8:30am. We went out at about 7am to get tickets, and there were still some good times available when we got to the front of the line. It was very cold, and ...
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Loved it - user review
I felt so touched by this monument. We went to visit it over Mothers Day a few years ago and I ws touched by all of the flowers left for a mom who died. And the pr...
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More Than I Could Have Imagined - user review
Walking upon the park I could see the crowds. I did not realize the wall was underground so to speak. This was my first time and whenever you see a show or movie or documentary you see ...
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DC Must see! - user review
This is a must see for anyone visiting Washington DC.It is a bit of a walk from the Mall area but don't let that keep you away.If you can visit while the Cherry Blossoms are in blo...
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Jefferson Memorial | Museum/Attraction Review | Washington, D.C. | Frommers.com - expert review
President John F. Kennedy, at a 1962 dinner honoring 29 Nobel Prize winners, told his guests that they were the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered together at the White House, with the possib...
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long walk to view - user review
The memorial is beautiful, however,you have to walk about 1 1/2 miles from the lincoln memorial to see this. After doing this walk, we were to tired to go see the...
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Korean War Memorial - user review
The theme Freedom is not Free is depicted in the nineteen battle-clad, stainless-steel troopers, created by Frank Gaylord, warily venturing into the open and heading for a giant American flag. It is particularly moving at night. To their side is a black granite wall, designed by Louis Nelson Associa...
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No title - user review
This is memorial is very moving. It is must see in D.C. It is hard to put into words the feelings you get from this memorial. Please...
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Hotel In Vietnam - user review
The Wall, as some call the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, is stunning and moving in its simplicity. Paying respect to the 58,000 young Americans who lost their lives in the fig...
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Washington Monument - user review
As building restrictions in DC cap building heights at a low level, from the top of the monument you can literally get an unobstructed view of the entire city. When we visited, we were on a timed ticket system, which seemed to work very well. We turned up in the morning, collected a ticket and came ...
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Unbelievable - user review
It was so haunting, it was like time stop for a moment, and you were transported to that time and space. You saw the tears running down their faces, the horror of what was happenin...
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Great Place to Walk Through - user review
Its a great place to go (when i went i was one of the first to see it, so there where no crowds).It has cool quotes from generals writ...
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Clearly Well Planned - user review
This memorial is breathtaking. Ever ingraved on my heart Freedom is Never Free. Makes life seem simple compared to what they faced. And to think this was consi...
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I would love to go back!! - user review
It was a alsome view. You get up there and it is like you are toatally walled up because you have to walk to a little window to look out. Several are up there. You are above eve...
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Living History - user review
A beautiful--and long-overdue--memorial. I highly recommend that visitors seek out war veterans (recognizable by their VFW hats) who often visit the memorial. Most are friendl...
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Great View - user review
We reserved our tickets online - a little confusing but it worked - and went up at 9am - well worth it! Next time we'd like to walk down but the stairs are only open in the warm weath...
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Stunning views but get some new windows please! - user review
To get a ticket, you can either obtain one from the website (URL elsewhere on this site) or queue at the small ticket booth a short walk from the base of the monument (not the one at the ver...
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Great Place to Climb - user review
The Washington Monument is a great somewhat hidden treat in Downtown Baltimore. Just about a dozen blocks north of the harbor on Charles Street stands the huge monument in the m...
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Speechless - user review
Understated work of art. I realize the wall is a monument, but it is a statement. As you read the names, you will see yourself in reflection. The gifts and memorials left by ? are touchi...
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Catch three memorials at once - user review
Once at the Lincoln memorial you need to hit the Korean an Vietnam Memorial on at the same time. I recommend the night tour for less crowds and a more peacful visit with our ...
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many memories - user review
It was very meaningful.I served there and I visit often. I have many friends who have their names on the wall. The statues are breathtaking and well done. I usually sit and think ...
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The Viet Nam War Memorial - user review
It was perhaps inevitable that the memorial to the dead and missing soldiers in this most contentious and criticized of American wars should have been nearly as controversial during its design, construction, and the first year or two after its dedication as the war that it commemorates. The simplici...
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Hirshhorn Museum of Art - user review
Recently, while searching for a gift for an artistic friend, I thought to visit the online pages of the Smithsonian Institutions gift shop, remembering from our visit there that they had an extensive collection of beautiful and unusual items from books to calendars to jewelry to prints. Unfortunatel...
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See it at Night - user review
Take the night memorial tour and come see the Korean Memorial at night. The Viet Nam, Korean and WWII memorials are at their most poignant at night. But the Korean one is s...
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Good Memorial - user review
It was a great memorial. But it sort of had the same things over and over again, but thats ok! The best time to visit is the summertime at 5-6 PM. I think that everyone would e...
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Hirshhorn Museum of Art - user review
Located about mid-mall, next to the Air and Space Museum, the Hirschorn Museum and Sculpture Garden is the Smithsonian's cutting edge modern and contemporary art museum. The museum houses both a varied permanent collection and a series of very interesting special exhibitions. The first floor art is ...
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Awesome, worth the wait and money! - user review
So there are a few negatives here. I guess you have to get in line at 7 am. They give the tickets out free every morning. I got there at about 8:30 and they were gone. A homeless pe...
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walk was worth it - user review
it was quite a walk around the tidal basin, but the jefferson memorial was worth it. personally, i loved it. not as crowded as the lincoln memorial, and no lines. i think it is ove...
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Important - user review
This memorial takes as much time out of your day as you need. It is much more about a personal experience of the meaning of war. I therefore tried to shut out the other visitors that were...
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Serene Monument to a Talented Man - user review
The Jefferson Monument sits atop a small hill overlooking beautiful waters. It is a calm place, with white marble and great quotes etched high in the walls. There is a very large statu...
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Too Dark for Evening Viewing - user review
The best time for us to go visit was at dusk but much to my dismay the wall was too dimly lit to enjoy. I fell that I should have brought a flashlight. I shall return some day and...
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Korean War Veterans Memorial | Museum/Attraction Review | Washington, D.C. | Frommers.com - expert review
This privately funded memorial, founded in 1995, honors those who served in Korea, a 3-year conflict (1950-53) that produced almost as many casualties as Vietnam. It consists of a circular Pool of Remembrance in a grove of trees and a triangular Fi...
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Korean War Memorial - user review
Freedom is Not Free. These four words are etched on the walls of the Korean War monument. It is also the sentiment of this memorial dedicated to the brave men and women who defended our freedom from 1950 to 1953 during the Korean conflict. The memorial was dedicated on July 27, 1995, the 42nd annive...
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The Vietnam Memorial - user review
Maya Ying Lin, a Yale University architect student, designed The Wall. 58,000 names are etched into it, and there are books to look up the names of those you know, which tell you where their names are located. Many make tracings to take back home with them. We found our friend, Carl Renisis's name t...
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Wonderful - user review
I live in DC and this is one place Ill never get tried of going to!! It a little reminder of how many people gave up there life and that war and that they should n...
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Pompous architecture - user review
I was very disappointed by the WWII memorial. There are two things wrong with it: the architecture, and the location. The design of the memorial looks more appropriate for one of Hi...
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Go touch this wall - user review
When you go to D.C......come to the Wall, and as you walk from one end to the other, from one or two names at each end,to the center of the wall........sooooo many names, so many...
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