NPS National Mall
By National Park Service
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This is the official National Park Service app for the National Mall and Memorial Parks. On your next visit to Washington, D.C., use it to explore many of the most cherished cultural and historical sites in the United States—from the Lincoln Memorial to the White House. The app includes a total of 70 sites.
Map – Official National Park Service map of the central tourist area in Washington, D.C. Easy to use while outdoors, the map features large font sizes, walkways that are easily distinguishable from roads, and three zoom levels. By tapping the “Locate me” icon you will always know where you are.
Park Lens – Find out what is around you with augmented reality. Just hold up your device and look through the camera. Labels will appear identifying all sites on the National Mall.
Walking directions – Get from one place to another by following a line on the map or a list of directions. Estimated walking times are given.
Sites – Learn more about points of interest with lively text, professional photographs, and engaging podcasts under the “Album” button. The “Info” button includes the site’s location, hours of operation, nearest Metro station, and other essential information.
Tours – Follow a recommended tour depending on how much time you have or your special interest—from memorials to presidents to military monuments to destinations off the beaten path. You can even create personal tours with the “My Tour” feature—just tap the “+” at the bottom right of a site page. The app maps the route for you.
Events and News – Get up-to-date information from the National Park Service about what is happening at the National Mall and Memorial Parks.
Postcard – Send a digital postcard to friends and family from the National Mall with the tap of a button.
Accessibility – Audio described images combined with the built-in iOS accessibility features will let all people enjoy the National Mall and Memorial Parks.
Park Partner – The Trust for the National Mall strives to make the National Mall the best park in the world. Learn more about the essential assistance this organization provides.
Small size – Weighing in at 13.7MB, the app will download relatively quickly via a 3G cellular connection or the free Wi-Fi available on the east end the National Mall.
What's New in Version 1.2
- Optimized for iOS 7
- Bug fixes
Easy map with built in short tours
I look the tours that they have built in. And the way to build your own tour.
My one complaint is that there are a number of monuments that are not listed. For example the Temperance Fountain is not listed; nor the statues in and around Lafayette Park. I was there was a way to add or provide recommendations for missed monuments. I understand that these are just the monuments that are on or near the Mall, like the Nathan Hale or the Lock Keeper's house.
The main reason I downloaded this was to try to find operating hours because most of DC buildings close up at 5:30 or so. This app really only provides a map... Which is useful but not a robust app I was looking for. In addition some of the links don't work and things are listed that that don't really exist anymore (ie national aquarium which closed a couple years ago). Clearly not updated with any new or relevant info other than map
Must-have app for DC tourists
This app is stellar for planning a DC trip. Tons of info, links to websites, excellent photos, indispensable map, neatly arranged and organized. Thank you for fixing the text bug!! Now it's perfect!
If you're planning a sight-seeing trip to DC, you must have this app. Tourist's best friend.
- Category: Travel
- Updated: Mar 15, 2014
- Version: 1.2
- Size: 17.1 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: National Park Service
- © National Park Service
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.