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The Mall (Washington, DC)

The Mall in Washington, DC is an open area of gardens, fountains, trees, flower beds, and monuments used by the American public in assemblages for recreation, for cultural development, for protests, and for escape from the urbanization of the nation's capitol. The Mall features the following attractions:

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial[?]
Korean War Verterans Memorial[?]
Lincoln Memorial
Thomas Jefferson Memorial[?]
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Washington Monument
White House

The Mall is flanked by, or within walking distance of:

American History Museum[?]
Natural History Museum[?]
National Gallery of Art[?]
United States Capitol
American Indian Museum[?]
Air and Space Museum[?]
Hirshorn Museum[?]
Smithsonian Castle[?]

Furthermore, it has nearby, the Postal Museum[?], the American Art Museum[?], the Sackler Gallery[?], the African Art Museum[?], the Holocaust Memorial Museum[?], the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress, the Botanic Gardens[?], the Old Post Office[?], Ford's Theater[?], the National Theater[?], the National Archives[?], and other places of interest.

The Mall, in combination with all the other attractions in the Washington metropolitan area, make the nation's capitol city one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country.

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