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The Mall of America

I never realized what this actually was. When we say mall we think of shopping. But the Mall of America is actually something very different. It is an area of land in Washington D.C. between the U.S. Capitol and the Washington Monument.

This page you are on discusses the Mall in General and takes a look at the smithsonian museums. I do have lots more stuff including pictures of the monuments right here: The Monuments and buildings in Washington DC.

Here is a drawing I made of the Mall of America. There are three things to note about it.

The Mall of America

First off, it is the grassy area between the Washington Monument and the U.S. Capitol building. And it is a very open area with lots of open grassy parts and a lot of nice little comfortable areas to sit, with outdoor scuptures and fountains. It is a place for people to walk around and be comfortable outdoors.

Secondly it is the area where a lot of the Smithsonian museums and galleries are located. The map shows you most of the major ones.

This next picture gives you a good sense for the Mall. I took this picture while standing on the steps of the Natural History Museum. We are looking across the Grassy area of the Mall at the Smithsonian Castle. The Capitol is off to our left and the Washington Monument is off to our right.

When I visited here I walked to the U.S. Capitol. Then I walked to the Washington Monument. Then I visited the Smithsonian Castle and I finished my day by walking across to the Smithsonian Natural History Museum.

You can do it any way that is good for you depending on what you want to see and how much time you have. But to really see the Mall of America you can easily spend several days.

Watch this 45 second video if you want to get a sense for the Mall of America. We are standing in front of Smithsonian Castle and facing it, then we look right to the Washington Monument and Left to the White House. All along the large grassy expanse, on both sides, are the various Smithsonian Museums. The one right behind the construction vehicle is the Museum of Natural History.

This page you are on discusses the Mall in General and takes a look at the smithsonian museums. I do have lots more stuff including pictures of the monuments right here: The Monuments and buildings in Washington DC.


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A landmark in reference publishing and overseen and authenticated by the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History, Natural History presents an unrivaled visual survey of Earth's natural history. Giving a clear overview of the classification of our natural world-over 6,000 species- Natural History looks at every kingdom of life, from bacteria, minerals, and rocks to fossils to plants and animals. Featuring a remarkable array of specially commissioned photographs, Natural History looks at thousands of specimens and species displayed in visual galleries that take the reader on an incredible journey from the most fundamental building blocks of the world's landscapes, through the simplest of life forms, to plants, fungi, and animals.

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