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Washington Monument reopens, but getting a ticket? Good luck
Washington Monument reopens, but getting a ticket? Good luck

The good news is that the Washington Monument emerged from its post-earthquake face-lift with a splashy reopening ceremony Monday. The not-so-good news: Reserve tickets for the Washington, D.C., icon are sold out through late June and around Fourth of July weekend. The Washington Monument closed after a 5.8 earthquake shook the nation's capital on Aug. 23, 2011. Since then, crack-filling, stone replacement and other repairs have cost $15 million. Thousands of people gathered Monday to mark the reopening of the landmark built in 1886. So how do you get to the top if you're going? Tickets for the 70-second elevator ride up to check out the panoramic views of the National Mall are...

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