Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Event, Iron Man, Fantastic Four, Etc Were Seen In Washington DC

Have you guys seen the trailer or the TV commercial of NBC"s The Event yet? Regardless, you will want to visit the Washington Monument.

Yes, the Washington Monument is the answer for the last post. Apart from The Event, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Iron Man 2


, etc have scenes at the Washington Monument. The Washington Monument is the most prominent structure in Washington, D.C. and one of the city's early attractions. It was built in honor of George Washington (my university), who led the country to independence and then became its first President. The Monument is shaped like an Egyptian obelisk, stands 555’ 5 1/8” tall, and offers views in excess of thirty miles. It was finished on December 6, 1884.

As a traveler, you will have the chance to see the breathtaking view of the entire Washington DC from inside the Washington Monument, rather than taking pictures of it from the outside (like the movies did!). The Washington Monument Lodge, located along 15th Street, opens at 8:30 a.m. for distribution of free, same daytimed tickets on a first come first serve basis. One person may pick up as many as six tickets as well as select their preferred ticket time from what remains available for that operating day. All individuals (including children) must have tickets.

During peak season (April-September), tickets run out quickly and the line for tickets forms at 7:00 a.m. or earlier; please plan accordingly. If you wish to reserve tickets, you may do so by visiting the National Park Service ticket website, or by calling 1.877.444.6777 for individual tickets or 1.877.559.6777 for group reservations. There is a $1.50 service charge per ticket. These tickets may be picked up at the “will call” window of the Washington Monument Lodge on the day of your tour.

Also, please note the following regulations with regard to visiting the Washington Monument:
No storage facility available
No Animals (except certified guide dogs)
No Suitcases or Large Backpacks
No Guns or Knives
No Strollers
No Food or Drink
No Mace or Aerosol Cans
Please notify a park ranger if you have a medical condition and/or device (e.g. pregnancy, pacemaker, insulin pump, et cetera) that requires special attention at the security screening facility.

While you have read my writing for the spot, I want to see your writing in terms of you Monument or DC experiences as well. Please write that in "comment" below, and then Twitter, Facebook your experiences to others and finally, subscribe to the blog, as there are still many more movie locations to come. 

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