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October 10, 2009
From journal Our Nation's Capital
Greensboro, North Carolina
September 30, 2009
From journal History and Fun
by Dana Schnoor
February 26, 2009
From journal First Trip to our Nation's Capital
May 29, 2007
From journal Business Trip to Washington D.C.
Panama City Beach and Orlando, Florida
March 22, 2007
From journal Spring Break in Washington, D.C.
by Traveling Jen
East Bridgewater, Massachusetts
March 15, 2007
The size of the monument is what hits you... it just seems to hover over everything else in the area. I guess that is what you would expect from a father... so why not from the father of this country? It really is indescribable how magnificent to see the monuments reflection in the reflecting pool... no matter how many photos or how many movies you have seen it in... it doesn't prepare you. Then, of course, the views from the monument… of the entire city. Unfreaking believable! Well worth the aggravation of getting up at the crack of dawn to ensure that you get your hot little hands on a ticket. Hours of operation are 9am to 4:45pm daily.
Tickets to visit the Monument are free of charge, however everyone (even children) needs to have a ticket. You can get tickets in advance from the National Parks service reservation system (this is for a minimal charge of $1.50). Or, you can get timed tickets at the 15th Street kiosk (located at the base of the Monument). Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 8:30am until all tickets for that day are gone. Tip: Each person can get up to 6 tickets. You can take the Metro to the Smithsonian stop. The Monument is at the West end of the National Mall.Washington Monument: 900 Ohio Drive, SW (Entrance to the Monument is on 15th St. SW).Visitor Information: (202) 426-6841
From journal Weekend in Washington DC
Lake Forest, California
November 20, 2006
From journal Washington, D.C.
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
October 22, 2006
From journal Washington - Sights and Tastes
March 4, 2006
From journal Accessible D.C.
July 1, 2005
The monument offers the best views of the city. New high-speed elevators whisk you up to the observation level, where four windows offer spectacular views in each direction. It’s about the only way to see the Pentagon in its entirety. Planes will, at that point in their approach/takeoff from Reagan National, be lower than you. The views of the Lincoln Memorial to the West, White House to the North, and Capitol/Mall to the East are picture-postcard-perfect. Look up while your here and note the way the tip is tapered. The entire structure is composed of marble, and on the way down, your elevator will pause, and the operator will point out the many memorial stones submitted by each state and territory.
Waiting in line and security takes more time than the actual visit, and the whole thing should last 1 to 1 1/2 hours start to finish. The NPS is also adamant about certain rules regarding food and drink; in a word, no food and only water is allowed in clear bottles, the rational being that years upon years of minor spills lead to problems renovation (paid for in part by Target) had to overcome. There are stairs up the 55 stories, but you will not be allowed to use them. If you cannot be denied, a once-a-week tour on Sunday led by a park ranger descends down the steps, with stops at the major commemorative stones, including the million-dollar jasper job given by Alaska and the hunk of petrified wood sent by Arizona.
From journal An Eight-Day Vacation in Washington, D.C.