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The National Mall, Washington Overview

The National Mall is home to a huge number of museums, monuments and memorials; along with some beautiful government buildings. This is the first place visitors usually catch-up with, and definitely the one you can't afford to miss.

What can be better than a visit to some amaziing museums and monuments for free? Yes, you've heard it right. You can explore the National Mall without paying a single penny, just like many other attractions in the city. Bigger than it seems, it requires a lot of walking to cover the areas in the mall. Attractions which top the list of popular landmarks in the mall are- Lincoln Memorial, Smithsonian Museums, the Washington monument, National Gallery of Art, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the National World War II Memorial. An admirable portion of the National Mall lies along the Tidal Basin, where you can go for boat paddling, or if you're lucky enough to mkae your trip coincide with the National Cherry Blossom Fesival, you'll get an outstanding view of pink cherry blossoms blooming in full swing. Beside the shore of Tidal Basin, you'll find the stunning Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, and Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.

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