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Constitution Gardens, Washington DC

Categories: Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
3.6/5 based on 40+ reviews on the web
Constitution Gardens is a park area in Washington, D.C., United States, located within the boundaries of the National Mall. The 50-acre park is bounded on the west by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, on the east by 17th St NW, on the north by Constitution Avenue, and on the south by the Reflecting Pool. Constitution Gardens has a small pond, which contains an island open to pedestrians.
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  • This Park spans from the monument to Lincoln, the memorial of the second world war, through to the Obelisk. It is my favorite part, if we compare it to the National Mall. The reflective pool, between the monument to Lincoln and the memorial of the second world war, gives an unique touch to this place. Just to run, walk or stroll, the location is perfect, with many green areas.
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  • There were a lot of dead fish floating at the top of the pond... this made it hard to enjoy our walk to the Lincoln Memorial. I'm not sure if it was due to the heat or water quality, but I'm sure they...  read more »
  • One of the interesting areas of The Mall is the Constitution Gardens located in between the Lincoln Memorial Reflection Pool and Constitution Ave. NW. This is a 50 acre nature area with a small pond a...  read more »
  • Lovely, semi-hidden locale, with a serene pond brimming with fish, turtles and water birds. It's amazing such a place exists in DC, and yet it's a short walk to many of most famous monuments. Bring a blanket and fishing pole and enjoy nature in our country's capital!
  • Very calm and wonderful spot, however I have knocked off a star from my review due to poor nighttime lighting along the walking paths. In the daytime this is a fantastic choice for a rest or picnic, but I wouldn't walk through here at night without a flashlight.
  • Beautiful place to spend the afternoon. Whether you are travelling between monuments or just talking a stroll through the park, there are plenty of sights to soak up and enjoy.
  • One of the best hidden gems of DC. You can stroll around the pond, see the Washington Monument, the World War 2 Memorial, and the Monument to the Signers of the Declaration. It is a fabulous place to have a picnic, read a book, and there's also no tourists!
  • For me i loved it at night time in the summer the way the lights hit the water at night time gives you a certain calmness
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