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    • Sheila O
      Sheila O
      Chicago, IL83 contributions
      Iconic
      Stop by when walking the mall. Pick a sunny day. Take the metro or take your chances finding parking.
      Review of: Lincoln Memorial
      Written 26 November 2022
      This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
    • 886tinal
      886tinal
      Seattle, WA241 contributions
      Wow - this is free?!
      I feel so fortunate to have visited this art museum. I actually went twice - once for the west building and its traditional master piece artworks (including some great Impressionist works) and once to view the east building and its more contemporary works. The buildings are well-planned, the flow is very good to navigate. And. both times I had room, even in front of famous works, to savor and ponder. All this for free - I highly recommend a visit.
      Review of: National Gallery of Art
      Written 10 November 2022
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    • The Baobab Republic
      The Baobab Republic
      Bangkok, Thailand276 contributions
      Amazing Museum
      For those who were inspired by the Hollywood movie "Night at the museum", then they have to find a way to visit this amazing museum for once.
      Review of: Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
      Written 23 November 2022
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    • quadmw
      quadmw
      Canon City, CO17 contributions
      Library of Congress visit
      The Library of Congress was breath taking. The staff were very knowledgeable and helpful. Seeing photos just doesn’t do it justice. A must see on a vacation in the Capitol.
      Written 19 November 2022
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    • Tashie d
      Tashie d
      12 contributions
      Great museum!
      A great air and space museum. There’s a lot of interesting information to read and exhibits to see. Online booking was required to secure a time slot, this meant guaranteed entrance and no queuing to get in which was great.
      Review of: National Air and Space Museum
      Written 21 November 2022
      This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
    • The Baobab Republic
      The Baobab Republic
      Bangkok, Thailand276 contributions
      Vietnam Veterans Memorial
      Every time we come here, our memories take us back to the past. Hope our children will face no wars.
      Review of: Vietnam Veterans Memorial
      Written 23 November 2022
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    • sheboygannancy
      sheboygannancy
      sheboygan211 contributions
      So Powerful
      This is one monument that tugs at your heart. The sculptor caught the expressions on each soldier's face and captured what being in a fight is really like.
      Review of: Korean War Veterans Memorial
      Written 4 November 2022
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    • Tashie d
      Tashie d
      12 contributions
      Thought provoking museum
      A very moving experience not to be missed. The museums presentation of a very sensitive subject was excellent. Whilst horrific, it’s a good reminder that this part of history should never be repeated.
      Review of: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
      Written 21 November 2022
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    • Chris R
      Chris R
      231 contributions
      Beautiful Day & Night
      We explored the mall and all the memorials during the day time and at night. Each experience was beautiful and amazing. Highly recommend.
      Review of: National Mall
      Written 5 November 2022
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    • The Baobab Republic
      The Baobab Republic
      Bangkok, Thailand276 contributions
      Wonderful time here
      If just talk about the idea and how the American Gov. and people built the National World War II, for us, it is really impressive. And it's a beautiful place. Very beautiful
      Review of: National World War II Memorial
      Written 23 November 2022
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    • quadmw
      quadmw
      Canon City, CO17 contributions
      U.S. Capitol visit
      I never dreamed the US Capitol was created with such beauty and eye catching design. Wow. Will most definitely have to go see it again and again.
      Review of: U.S. Capitol
      Written 19 November 2022
      This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
    • The Baobab Republic
      The Baobab Republic
      Bangkok, Thailand276 contributions
      Amazing place
      Amazing to see and so interesting to hear the story. Take a deep breath and take a walk along the lake and to enjoy viewing the monument from distance.
      Review of: Washington Monument
      Written 23 November 2022
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    • Tashie d
      Tashie d
      12 contributions
      Great museum
      This is a must do museum. With so much history to see we didn’t allow enough time to see everything, you should allow at least 4-6 hours.
      Review of: National Museum of African American History and Culture
      Written 21 November 2022
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    • Joan
      Joan
      Irmo, SC51 contributions
      Variety and Beauty
      There is such a variety of art. Primarily paintings but so many beautiful and interesting pieces. Life sized portraits and amazing landscapes. You can view the art and read so much interesting information or just enjoy the art. The contemporary/more recent portraits were a nice change from the traditional pieces.
      Get a map because it is easy to get turned around.
      Review of: National Portrait Gallery
      Written 17 November 2022
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    • sheboygannancy
      sheboygannancy
      sheboygan211 contributions
      Beautiful
      The building itself is just so beautiful. It seems to capture the essence of Jefferson. Right now it's under construction which makes it a bit more challenging to visit and it's a bit out of the way but you can see it from a distance. The quotations are perfect.
      Review of: Jefferson Memorial
      Written 4 November 2022
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