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    • 1.
      9.7
      2 Lincoln Memorial Circle NW (btwn Constitution & Independence Ave SW), Washington
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      • John C.

        John C. • April 13, 2015Great to watch the sunset and people watch. Make sure to grab a spot in the steps at least an hour before sunset. Sunrise is beautiful too.

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    • 2.
      9.6
      2 15th St NW (btwn Constitution Ave NW & Independence Ave SW), Washington
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      • Guillodf

        Guillodf • September 18, 2016Beautiful spot in Washington, great view of DC, very well kept, Illumination during the night is amazing!! You need a ticket to enter into the monument.

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    • 3.
      9.6
      1750 Independence Ave SW (at 17th St SW), Washington
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      • Cozmik

        Cozmik • December 3, 2011Surreal backdrop for night shooters (challenging for the novice) and great perspective views on the Mall anytime of day.

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    • 4.
      9.4
      5 Henry Bacon Dr NW (at Constitution Ave NW), Washington
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      • jeyo

        jeyo • December 14, 2015This is a quiet space of reflection. You can feel the weight of history here, and even still see its impact with flowers laid about the monument.

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    • 5.
      9.4
      1850 W Basin Drive SW (at Independence Ave SW), Washington
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      • Black Family Reunions

        Black Family Reunions • March 27, 2016This is an incredible monument to visit as a family. It helps to make the legacy of MLK more real for the younger children in your family.

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    • 6.
      9.3
      400 W Basin Drive SW (at Ohio Dr SW), Washington
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      • Dustin P.

        Dustin P. • October 21, 2009The best memorial in DC, different quotes and sculptures are all around. Even on the steps! You could spend hours looking around this one monument.

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    • 7.
      9.3
      10 Daniel French Dr SW (at Independence Ave SW), Washington
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      • Mike B.

        Mike B. • October 4, 2014Best time to view this monument is at dusk. Very powerful. 🇺🇸

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    • 8.
      9.3
      W Potomac Park (btwn Lincoln & World War II Memorials), Washington
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      • Markus T.

        Markus T. • December 14, 2014Great place to bike to! Lots of history surrounds this spot. Accessible to Capital Bikeshare station. Also, within biking distance of Arlington, which is right across the bridge.

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    • 9.
      9.0
      1st St NW (btwn Pennsylvania Ave NW & Maryland Ave SW), Washington
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      • Jessica J.

        Jessica J. • November 16, 2013Wear sunscreen n walking shoes and a rear view mirror- mass people jogging and sometimes you can get jolted by the speed they run by you.

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    • 10.
      9.0
      701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington
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      • Melissa P.

        Melissa P. • October 15, 2012A great place to eat lunch. Lots of people watching, and the fountains make for a very calming and reenergizing lunch break.

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    • 11.
      8.7
      Analostan Island, Washington
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      • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle

        Michelin Travel & Lifestyle • August 2, 2011You'll see a variety of wildlife, especially birds, on a peaceful walk through the woodlands and marshes here. Added bonus if you've brought your fishing pole, you can fish here, too! -- Green Guide

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    • 12.
      8.6
      1st St NW, Washington
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      • M Squared Real Estate

        M Squared Real Estate • August 20, 2011Grant's monument occupies the single most prominent location on the Capitol Grounds, directly over the reflecting pool.

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    • 13.
      8.6
      Washington
      Landmark
      • Claire E.

        Claire E. • July 19, 2015Built in 1993 to honor the women's contributions to the Vietnam war it is the only war memorial dedicated specifically to women

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    • 14.
      8.4
      1964 Independence Ave SW (in West Potomac Park), Washington
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      • DC Preservation League

        DC Preservation League • May 11, 2011Completed in 1931, the Peristyle Doric Temple was the first war memorial on the Mall, and lists all 499 DC residents who lost their lives in the war, regardless of their rank, race, or gender.

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    • 15.
      8.3
      1925 Vermont Ave NW, Washington
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      • David W.

        David W. • October 20, 2016Wonderful and sobering monument to civil war veterans.

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    • 16.
      8.3
      Rock Creek Church Rd NW & Upshur St NW, Washington
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      • Lauren

        Lauren • April 7, 2011Love the residents- work with them everyday. They have great stories to tell!

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    • 17.
      8.3
      400 Block of E St NW (E Street NW between 4th & 5th St NW), Washington
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      • Timothy C.

        Timothy C. • May 15, 2013Two name locator books are by state while two are by last name alphabetically. This will help you locate the officer you are looking for a lot quicker.

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    • 18.
      9.2
      1 DuPont Cir NW (at Connecticut Ave NW), Washington
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      • Kevin B.

        Kevin B. • August 11, 2009grab fish tacos at baja fresh and them while people watching on the circle. Can also feed your rice to the birds - they'll put on quite a show for you.

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    • 19.
      9.2
      1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW (btwn 15th St NW & 17th St NW), Washington
      Government
      • Tammy G.

        Tammy G. • July 14, 2011My faves: the kitchen garden, West Wing, Sasha & Malia's swingset & the view of the monuments.

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    • 20.
      8.2
      27-49 Louisiana Ave NW (btw D St & New Jersey Ave NW), Washington
      Landmark
      • Skye M.

        Skye M. • March 27, 2011Best in early spring when the trees are in bloom.

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    • 21.
      8.9
      2100 Constitution Ave NW, Washington
      Landmark
      • Jean C.

        Jean C. • August 7, 2014Casi pasa desapercibido entre tanto monumento, pero es muy original. Una estatua gigante de Einstein sentando sobre un mapa del Universo.

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    • 22.
      8.9
      511 10th St NW (btwn F St NW & E St NW), Washington
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      • Joan E.

        Joan E. • February 3, 2013Before/theatre, dine at Bistro d'Oc across the street. Charming, family own & operated;excellent food, ambience, lovely wines. Soak up the history IN Theatre. Enjoy excellent productions.

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    • 23.
      8.7
      8th St. SE (at I St. SE), Washington
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      • Derrick H.

        Derrick H. • March 14, 2011Good basketball court and weight room is pretty nice. Except when the body bearers come down and make everyone look small as shit

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    • 24.
      8.0
      Constitution Ave NW (at Constitution Gardens Pond), Washington
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      • Ian B.

        Ian B. • June 21, 2015A lesser known spot on the Mall, but one of my favorites. Check out the engraved stones and see the oddly unimpressive occupations that a lot of the signers had.

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    • 25.
      8.0
      George Mason Mem Bridge (Arland D Williams Mem Bridge/Metro Rail Yellow Lin), Washington
      Landmark
      • James M.

        James M. • March 5, 2012Never new how close together everything in this area is!

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    • 26.
      8.0
      7th & H St NW, Washington
      Landmark
      • Boxfire Press

        Boxfire Press • June 15, 2011Chinatown's Friendship Archway was a gift from DC's sister city, Beijing, and it's one of the largest single-span Chinese gates in the world. Don't forget to snap a pic.

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    • 27.
      8.0
      1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington
      Landmark
      • Josh E.

        Josh E. • September 30, 2014The view is much closer from the back (aka the northern side) but access is typically restricted back there during the day. They open it up at night sometimes so take advantage when they do.

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    • 28.
      8.4
      3600 Prospect St NW, Washington
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      • Markus T.

        Markus T. • January 18, 2016A cool little landmark in Georgetown. Right next to the university, and close to the bridge.

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    • 29.
      8.3
      Logan Circle NW (Rhode Island Ave & 13th St. NW), Washington
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      • DC Preservation League

        DC Preservation League • August 8, 2011Erected in 1901, within the L'Enfant Plan Reservation. Work of sculptor Franklin Simmons.

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    • 30.
      7.8
      Washington
      Landmark
      • Ashley M.

        Ashley M. • August 10, 2011There is a midnight toast every April 15th here.

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