Monico Havier 3 years ago 0.0 Your rating: There’s a special feeling you get when you take the elevator to the top of the Washington Monument and you step out on to the observation level. Windows in every direction give you a view that is without equal in the Washington, DC area.I booked my tour in advance (online) and that’s the recommended way to make sure you can visit since walk up tickets sell out quickly every morning. Getting a ticket may not be easy but I love that they keep the crowd levels under control by only allowing so many people to visit each day.One floor below the observation level is a mini museum with some artifacts, educational placards and even a few places to sit while you wait for your elevator ride down. And, speaking of the ride down, the elevator slows down every so often to let riders take a look at some of the memorial stones that are located along the inside walls.It’s an awesome tour, but it’s also quick with little to do once you pass through security. On the plus side – that leaves plenty of time to see more of the National Mall. If you’re a history buff (or you just like to see Washington, DC from an awesome vantage point) be sure to visit and take the tour.