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    • 9.6
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      2 Lincoln Memorial Circle NW (btwn Constitution & Independence Ave SW), Washington
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      • Andrea C.

        Andrea C. • August 11, 2014Stunning memorial. Even better at sunset and night. Sit on the steps and reflect at the pool.

    • 9.5
      Landmark
      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.

    • 9.5
      Landmark
      2 15th St NW (btwn Constitution Ave NW & Independence Ave SW), Washington
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      • James C.

        James C. • August 16, 2015Good monument. Must get their early so that you can get tickets to the top.

    • 9.3
      Landmark
      16 E Basin Dr SW (at Ohio Dr SW), Washington
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      • PureWow

        PureWow • June 1, 2016Two words: Cherry blossoms. In April, this national monument is set among fields of gorgeous pink flowers.

    • 9.3
      Landmark
      1850 W Basin Drive SW (at Independence Ave SW), Washington
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      • Wil W.

        Wil W. • August 30, 2011The landscape is beautiful. A must see for any visitor to DC!

    • 9.2
      Landmark
      5 Henry Bacon Dr NW (at Constitution Ave NW), Washington
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      • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle

        Michelin Travel & Lifestyle • August 2, 2011The Memorials must be seen on foot: group them into 2 or 3 at one visit; then take a meal break or save some for another day. The sites are also beautiful at night with ample lighting. -- Green Guide

    • 9.1
      Landmark
      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.

    • 9.1
      Landmark
      400 W Basin Drive SW (at Ohio Dr SW), Washington
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      • Danielle S.

        Danielle S. • March 28, 2013Great memorial to see at sunset! By far, my favorite memorial along with Lincoln.

    • 9.1
      Landmark
      10 Daniel French Dr SW (at Independence Ave SW), Washington
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      • Nico P.

        Nico P. • February 12, 2019This is a great memorial. It's definitely worth a visit (especially if you enjoy history) though it is pretty solemn.

    • 8.9
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      1st St NW (btwn Pennsylvania Ave NW & Maryland Ave SW), Washington
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      • loran j.

        loran j. • May 16, 2015Fun place with lots of joggers and tourists and sometimes a concert venue.

    • 8.8
      Landmark
      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.

    • 8.7
      Landmark
      Analostan Island, Washington
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      • Real Living | At Home

        Real Living | At Home • June 20, 2013And for those who like to stay downtown, you have TRI. A “real forest” it has miles of trails through woods and marshes. It;s a great tribute to the legacy of a great outdoorsman, Teddy R.

    • 8.5
      Landmark
      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.

    • 8.4
      Landmark
      Washington
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      • Sophie

        Sophie • September 20, 2015Nice, quiet area to walk dogs and sit for a while.

    • 8.4
      Landmark
      Washington
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      • 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

    • 8.4
      Landmark
      1st St NW, Washington
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      • Architect of the Capitol (AOC)

        Architect of the Capitol (AOC) • June 21, 2018The memorial to Ulysses S. Grant was dedicated in 1922. It is located in Union Square, west of the U.S. Capitol Building, by the Capitol Reflecting Pool. The bronze elements were restored in 2016.

    • 8.2
      Landmark
      1925 Vermont Ave NW, Washington
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      • Susan B.

        Susan B. • November 23, 2017Excellent memorial! A must see.

    • 9.0
      Landmark
      1 DuPont Cir NW (at Connecticut Ave NW), Washington
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      • Jared C.

        Jared C. • November 23, 2014Kramer Books and Buffalo Billiards are definitely the Teri best places on the circle.

    • 8.1
      Landmark
      27-49 Louisiana Ave NW (btw D St & New Jersey Ave NW), Washington
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      • Skye M.

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

    • 8.8
      Landmark
      2100 Constitution Ave NW, Washington
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      • Milena L.

        Milena L. • August 10, 2014The only statue in DC that you can climb!!

    • 8.8
      Government
      1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW (btwn 15th St NW & 17th St NW), Washington
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      • Donna L.

        Donna L. • May 22, 2012The White House is a beautifully kept historic residence. Enjoy the tour with reservations made well in advance.

    • 8.0
      Landmark
      Columbia Island, Washington
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      • DC Preservation League

        DC Preservation League • August 5, 2011National memorial to the 36th president. Authorized by ongress in 1973 and built in 1974-77. Architectural work of Mead Palmer and Mills & Petticord. Sculptural work of Harold Vogel.

    • 8.7
      Landmark
      Logan Circle NW (Rhode Island Ave & 13th St. NW), Washington
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      • John M.

        John M. • January 16, 2019Drop by during the daylight hours to see it best

    • 8.6
      Landmark
      511 10th St NW (btwn F St NW & E St NW), Washington
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      • Claire E.

        Claire E. • July 19, 2015And often overlooked stop in DC I highly recommend it do the tour of the museum and the presentation very informative

    • 7.9
      Landmark
      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.

    • 7.9
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      Alexander Hamilton Pl NW (at E Executive Ave NW), Washington
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      • 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.

    • 7.9
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      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.

    • 8.3
      Landmark
      8th St. SE (at I St. SE), Washington
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      • DC Preservation League

        DC Preservation League • March 9, 2011Nation's oldest continuously active Marine Corps installation, built on site selected by Thomas Jefferson; designed as the permanent home of the Marine Corps Commandant and barracks for 500 men

    • 8.3
      Landmark
      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!

    • 7.7
      Landmark
      7th & H St NW, Washington
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      • 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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