Mount Vernon, Illinois: Miniature Washington Monument Replica Team Field Report

600 Potomac Blvd, Mount Vernon, IL
Going south on I-57 take Exit 95 and turn right onto E IL HWY 15 then almost immediately turn right onto Potomac Blvd. The Washington Monument replica is across from a mall and movie theater at roughly 600 Potomac Blvd.
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Miniature Washington Monument Replica
Miniature when compared to the original, but this iconic obelisk is still at least a hundred feet tall. Report... [08/12/2012]

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Miniature Washington Monument Replica

The Washington Monument Replica in pretty terrible condition now. American flag sign is gone and panels that make up the surface of the structure are separating at the corners.

My family refused to get out of the car for this one. Glance at it from the highway instead. It will be more impressive in your mind's eye.

[Don Eby, 09/01/2015]

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Miniature Washington Monument Replica

Heard about this one from a friend -- a miniature replica of the Washington Monument. It wasn't too hard to find. It has a parking lot and a nice walkway around it. However, there are no signs saying who built it or when it was built etc. It is in front on a mall and a movie theater roughly at 600 Potomac Blvd. If you go back to the Municipal West Building at 200 Potomac Blvd you find an interesting sculpture made from various roadsigns - so two roadside attractions for the price of one (even though they are both FREE!)

[Chris Kee, 07/27/2009]
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